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Wanting to get back into work part time

allLuck95 Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited September 2017 in Work and employment
Hi! I just want to introduce myself, as I have just joined this community. 

Hello! I have not used this website before so I hope you can forgive me :smile:
I live with Asperger's Syndrome (aka 'High-functioning Autism'), Dyslexia, depression and anxiety. I am also currently unemployed, since the end of October last year, due to my depression and anxiety becoming worse to the point that it was just unbearable (despite it being part time), so I felt it was in my best interest to leave and have some time to rest and build my mental and emotional strength back. Now, hoping I can get some support while in the early days, I wish to get back into work part time to give me something positive to do with my spare time and to earn myself a bit of money to afford some creative short courses that I have been interested in for a while. So I plan to go to a job fair in my town this friday or saturday to chat to some companies that have some vacancies going, fingers crossed I will do well!


  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,212 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome to our community..

    I wish you the very best of luck with the jobs fair, please let us know how you get on.
    We have many members that will understand what you are going through and I am sure that they will reply here and offer you support and any help you need.


    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,153 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @allLuck95

    A very very big welcome to you to our online community/website.

    It's great to meet you, that's the right attitude with things  !!!!

    I hope that things go well the job fair ????

    Please let us know if there is anything that we can help you with ????

  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,673 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @allLuck95 welcome to the community, we have a new employment section within Scope and they'll be coming on the community in the next few weeks to offer information and support so do keep an eye out for them.

    Good luck at the job fair.

    There are a lot of free online classes here to look through, Ill see if I can get one of the employment staff to pop on to this post and give you a bit of info :)
    Senior online community officer
  • garryurwin88
    garryurwin88 Member Posts: 2 Listener

    Hi allLuck95

    Welcome to the online community. I’m Garry and I am an employment advisor for Kickstart in Islington, Camden and Hackney.

    Great news to hear you are ready to start looking for work again. Job fairs are a great place to start. It will hopefully give you lots of ideas, some of which you may not have thought about before. Keep us updated with how you get on.

    In regards to support there are some great services who can offer you that initial support and help with your confidence as you start to look for employment. Scope’s services offer a person-centred approach so you can receive the support that is right for you. Call our helpline on 0808 800 3333, where they can give you advice on the employment service closest to you.

    Best of luck on your journey to employment


  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,673 Disability Gamechanger
    @Jgeek I know you have written about getting into work before, I wondered if you had any thoughts to help this member?
    Senior online community officer
  • Mwila_Scope
    Mwila_Scope Scope Support to Work service Posts: 52 Pioneering
    Hi @allLuck95,
    Welcome to the online community! I'm Mwila and I am an employment adviser on the brand new, Support to Work service provided by Scope. 

    Great to hear that you are looking at getting back into work, and hopefully the job fair was insightful and gave you a general idea of suitable roles. 

    Support to Work provides online support to disabled people in regards to applying for a job and preparing for interviews, etc, either via telephone, email, Skype or text message. This service is available to disabled adults in England and Wales.

    If you would like to find out more about our Support to Work Service and sign up, you can do so on the following link http://https//www.scope.org.uk/support/service-directory/employment/support-to-work
    Equally, you can give us a call on: 0300 222 5742
    we look forward to hearing from you.


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