Rethink website includes information and
support for a range of work options including voluntary work,
supported employment, part-time and full-time work. It also
has links to information sources and organisations that can help in
the search for work.
Work and Mental Illness Factsheet
This Rethink factsheet sets
out different work options and includes information on the effect
that work may have on entitlement to different benefits.
Work Preparation is
a flexible, individually-tailored programme that can help you
prepare for the return to work by :-
- Working out what work will
suit you best
- helping you to get
experience at a workplace
The programme is run by
Jobcentre Plus Disability Employment Adviser
From October 2010, the Work
Preparation programme will be combined with WORKSTEP and the Job
Introduction Scheme to form Work Choice.
This is a national
database of opportunities in voluntary work. These can also be a
step on the way to paid employment. The website
includes a section on
Disability Means Business
This organisation provides
self employment advice for disabled entrepreneurs. There are
links to sources of advice and also a grants guide.
For over 10 years, Working
links has provided training and support to help people find
worthwhile and steady employment. It can work with you if you have
never had a job or if illness has interrupted your progress at
This is a national charity
which supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for
work, find jobs and live more independently.
This is a charity that helps
disadvantaged people to set up, or expand their own business
as a means to achieve financial independence while rebuilding
their confidence and self esteem.
This is a free business
advice and support service, available online and through local
advisers provided throughout the UK by the Government.
NIACE - National Institute of Adult
Continuing Education (England and Wales)
This charity aims to
encourage all adults to engage in learning of all kinds. It
runs high profile campaigns such as Adult Learners Week.
NIACE’s current work includes initiatives on Mental
Health. This area of work is about promoting access to, and
success in, learning and skills for people who experience mental
health difficulties. This is done primarily through collaborative
working with government departments, national agencies and our
learning and skills mental health networks.
This website was developed
for people with chronic fluctuating health conditions. The
site includes resources on retraining
or changing career