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what can i do

binglemissbinglemiss Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited November 2019 in Employment and careers
I have arthritis and have mobility issues  I cannot walk without a stick I am looking for a job but dont know where  to apply due to my disbilities


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    I see you've posted on the ESA part of the forum, are you receiving any benefits at the moment? Just need to check because if you are then this could affect any benefits you're currently claiming if you start working.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • GeoarkGeoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,372 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @binglemiss and welcome to the community.

    I would suggest contacting Scope's Support to Work team: https://www.scope.org.uk/employment-services/support-to-work/

    The support provided is online and by phone/skype. 

    It would be difficult to advise you without knowing some information, like some indication of where you live, what your skills are and what type of work you are looking for. Plus you would need to check your cv best reflects your skills and experience. How to respond to adverts and person/job requirements often asked for and how to deal with requirements that you may lack. These would be best addressed by the team in private. 

    As there are members on here who do work we can offer you general support in the frustrations and set backs that can often com with trying to find work and our experiences of how we cope in the work place. 

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    As a member of a group I did things.
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @binglemiss, and a warm welcome to the community. I hope the advice has been helpful, I'd recommend the Scope employment services.

    If there is anything else we can do to help then please do let us know! :)
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  • Tammyjane33Tammyjane33 Member Posts: 670 Pioneering
    Hi @binglemiss I'm Tammy, one of the volunteer community champions here at scope. Nice to meet you.
    Sorry to hear you are unwell, and good in you for looking for work. You stated above you are looking for a job. Have you been to your local job centre at all? The reason I ask this is because if you have a disability /long term illness you could be put with a disability advisor and they will work with you on looking at jobs which are suitable and what you are able to do and also can speak on your behalf. I found this very helpful when I was seeking work at the time.
    Can I ask which county/City /District you live in and I could then possibly do some research and see what's available to you in your area if you think this would be helpful.
    Take care 
    Tammy 😊
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