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deb74
deb74 Community member Posts: 814 Empowering
hi everyone. since i lost my ESA i have been on job seekers. i am struggling to get a job and feel it would be better due to my disability to work from home. i need to be able to move around regularly due to my spina bifida and arthritis i also have to make regular trips to the toilet as i have incontinence problems. i also have hydrochephalus which also makes it hard to work as i regularly loose concentration and my co-ordination is poor. can anyone give me any advice. there seem to be lots of work from home scams out there. 

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  • Geniedebs
    Geniedebs Community member Posts: 63 Contributor
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    I also have the same problem as I am limited in the kind of work, due to disability and how my age affects it. In essence, I need a sit down job. I also do not have the money to retrain.
  • AlexW_Scope
    AlexW_Scope Scope Posts: 224 Empowering
    edited February 2018
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    Hi @deb74

    You are right to be careful about scams but quite a few of our online community team work from home so there are jobs out there!

    Here are some useful guides:
    Good luck, Alex
  • deb74
    deb74 Community member Posts: 814 Empowering
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    hi alex. thanks  for the info
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Championing
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    Hi @deb74

    You might like to get in touch with the Support to Work advisors.

    Support to Work offers advice to disabled people applying for jobs. This employment support can be online, by telephone, Skype or text. It’s open to disabled people who:

    • are working age
    • are looking for paid work
    • have access to a telephone, email and the internet
    • and live in England or Wales

    Your own employment advisor

    Our experienced advisors can support you with:

    • employability skills
    • CV guidance
    • interview techniques
     Interested? Call us on 0300 222 5742 or email supporttowork@scope.org.uk 

    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • deb74
    deb74 Community member Posts: 814 Empowering
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    thanks sam!
  • Zaid_Alumni
    Zaid_Alumni Community member Posts: 66 Contributor
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    Hi @deb74 & @Geniedebs , it can be a minefield looking for reputable 'work from home' opportunities online, although they do actually exist. As a rule of thumb, you should NEVER part with any money if asked by any of these firms online - for DBS checks, admin fees or ANYTHING. If it seems too good to be true, it usually is. At Scope's Support to Work we have supported people working from home.

    You could always refer yourself to our service for the best advice, guidance and information to support you into the employment you are looking for..

    If you would like to find out more about the service, you can give us a call on 0300 222 5742; email us at supporttowork@scope.org.uk or register your details HERE and a member of the team will get in touch with you soon!

    Zaid
    Scope Employment Advisor
    Phone: 0300 222 5742
    Email: supporttowork@scope.org.uk
    www.scope.org.uk/supporttowork

  • deb74
    deb74 Community member Posts: 814 Empowering
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    thanks zaid.
  • raxa
    raxa Community member Posts: 37 Connected
    edited March 2018
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    Hi I am raxa have been working in nursery for 10 years level 2 and level 3 childcare qualification, i am full time carer for my son has autisum his back from residental place in july since then i had to give up my job,  please advise if there is anything can work from home thank you 
  • Zaid_Alumni
    Zaid_Alumni Community member Posts: 66 Contributor
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    Hi @raxa
    Scope's Support to Work service may be able to provide you with assistance to find something suitable working from home.

    You will need to refer yourself to https://www.scope.org.uk/support/services/employment/support-work 

    One of our amazing co-ordinators will talk you through the process if you call 0300 222 5742 or email supporttowork@scope.org.uk  

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    Zaid
    Scope Employment Advisor
    Phone: 0300 222 5742
    Email: supporttowork@scope.org.uk
    www.scope.org.uk/supporttowork

  • deb74
    deb74 Community member Posts: 814 Empowering
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    thanks zaid
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