With the right support at the right time, you can gain the confidence to find work.
Richmond Council has commissioned Choice Support to help people with a learning disability, autism, physical disability, sensory impairment or mental health need to gain and keep paid employment.
Choice Support can support you to:
Go to the Choice Support website for more information, or phone 020 3697 7134.
Richmond Aid is a charity run by and for people with a disability in the borough of Richmond and surrounding areas. Their services include benefits advice, money advice and a job club providing advice and guidance, supporting local disabled people to gain employment.
Go to the Richmond Aid website for more information, or phone 020 8831 6080.
Employability Job Club
Employability Job Club is run by Richmond Mencap and The People Hive in partnership with Choice Support. The Job Club is a 16-week course and runs three times a year for up to ten people.
If you are an employer and would like some guidance and support, go to the Choice Support website or phone 020 3697 7134.
The government has launched the Disability Confident campaign to encourage employers to recruit and retain people with a disability. The Disability Confident website provides information and advice for employers, including:
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) provides free advice for employers on employment legislation including advice on age and the workplace.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) promotes and monitors human rights. It protects, enforces and promotes equality across 9 areas, including disability.
The Business Disability Forum (BDF) is an employer organisation that offers information, support and advice on disability as it affects business. It can help employers to make sure that their online recruitment tools and processes are fully accessible for disabled people.
Clear Talents can help organisations identify and manage reasonable adjustments for job applicants, employees and students. It is free to use for applicants.
The British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) is the national trade association involved in securing employment for people with a disability. The website offers guidance for employers on disability and work. BASE members work closely with disabled jobseekers and employers to help find sustainable work for the disabled person.
The Disability Action Alliance brings together disabled people’s organisations with other organisations to work in partnership to change the lives of disabled people.
The Mental Health Foundation is a leading mental health charity for research, policy and improving services. It offers a range of training and courses for individuals and employers.
The Do It Profiler has resources for employers to help them to understand specific learning disabilities and their relevance to the workplace.
Updated: 10 February 2020