Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.
Receiving too many notifications? Adjust your notification settings.

help to find job



My daughter is 25 years old and she is a wheelchair user and suffer from cerebral palsy since birth,  she have a degree in Geography and have been working a part-time as a library assistance for 3 years and she have been trying to get a administration job, but really stuggling and getting nowhere, is there anywhere there is a help to see where to look and applied for jobs.  Many thanks


  • JudomandeanJudomandean Member Posts: 50 Courageous
    Hi,  I also have cerebral palsy and worked for many happy years as an accountant for Luton Borough Council.  The way I initially got the post was under what is known as "The Sheltered Placement Scheme."  how it works is this : apply for jobs in the usual way and on your form/interview tell the company that because of your disability that the COMPANY may be able to employ you under the SHELTER PLACEMENT SCHEME.  Whereby the company get paid a percentage of your wages by the government and the disabled person gets the proper going rate for the job.  Most employees are initially accessed at being 50% as a "abled bodied employee" so the company claim 1/2  the pay back from the government.
  • AlexW_ScopeAlexW_Scope Scope Posts: 215 Pioneering
    There are also some useful links for people looking for work at http://www.scope.org.uk/support/disabled-people/work/jobseekers

    Hope this helps, Alex
Sign in or join us to comment.