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Social careers when physically disabled

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Mixedbag
Mixedbag Community member Posts: 6 Connected
edited August 2023 in Work and employment
Hi all, I was just wondering what types of jobs anyone has in social work areas. I wanted to go into medicine (nursing) for the longest time but sadly there aren't that many jobs that can be done in a wheelchair, so I was thinking of something like a probation worker or hopefully something to help other disabled people, even if it's something along the lines of disabled people who need someone who is also disabled to chat to or to help them get through rough patches regarding becoming newly disabled or something. Any experiences or advice would be much appreciated. I am also autistic so would love to hear from other neurodivergent people how they deal with study and working.

I can't physically go to university or even study right now but hopefully (NHS permitting) when I get the treatments I need I will be able to go to Uni 🤞 (fingers crossed emoji)

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,249 Scope online community team
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    Hey @Mixedbag, sorry you've received no response on this so far. It's quite a situational topic so it's possible that few "met the bill" so to say and maybe those few didn't feel like talking about their experiences.

    I unfortunately do not have much experience with social care roles or their requirements, unless you count working for a disability charity like Scope among those.

    I can talk about being neurodivergent and studying/working however. I was only diagnosed with ADHD very recently (past year or so), I did NOT deal with unstructured studying very well. I struggled a lot in university and in work. Since my diagnosis however I'm now receiving treatment and therapy, both have been amazing in helping me adapt to the world (and also help my environment adapt to my needs!). 

    I have not yet been back to university since being diagnosed but I know many universities are now quite understanding and good at giving reasonable adaptations to those that are neurodiverse.

    I hope that helped with at least one of your questions! 
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