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Hi, my name is onearmlady! I'd love to get my daughter into a working environment

onearmlady
onearmlady Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited June 2021 in Work and employment
Hi i am a disabled adult with 1 arm  I also have an autistic/adhd/anxious 22 year old daughter   I would love to get my daughter into a working enviroment so shes not just spending time at home.  Unfortunately she has no hobbies so struggles to keep herself busy and occupied  When i,m at work she just likes to eat lots.  She has an amazing personality, fantastic memory and would make an amazing receptionist!!!  I find life very stressful and hard work   I am currently off work after having an operation on my only hand so my 76 year old mum has moved into help and support.  She is finding it very hard work and daughter can be very negative with her behaviour towards myself, she is also reluctant to go anywhere with other family members so I can get a break.  looking for some guidance please.  
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 9,696 Scope online community team
    edited June 2021
    Hi @onearmlady :) Welcome to the community! It sounds as though you've got quite a lot on your plate at the minute, so thanks for sharing your experiences with us today.

    Firstly, I'm sorry to hear that you're finding life quite stressful at the moment. Is there anything that you think could help to make life a little easier, apart from helping your daughter access some employment? How is your mental health at the moment? Did your operation go well?

    In terms of helping your daughter to access some employment, there is help out there. Scope actually have a few employment services that specialise in helping disabled people to access work and succeed in the workplace. Perhaps you could take a look through with your daughter and see if there are any she's interested in accessing? 

    Have you spoken to your daughter about the possibility of employment? Is this something she's keen to give a go? You mentioned that she doesn't have any hobbies at the moment. Has she ever tried volunteering? This can be a good way of trying out different roles, without the pressure of it being a paid job. Volunteering can also increase people's confidence, help them learn new skills, and looks great on a CV. There are lots of ways of finding volunteering opportunities, but doit.life might be a good place to start.

    Is your daughter receiving enough support for her autism, ADHD, and anxiety at the moment? 

    Sorry for all of the questions!
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,533 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there and welcome to the cimmunity

    Maybe some voluntary work would be a good start for your daughter to get her into a work ethics 

    There is also a job support programme on here in the employment section  you might find helpful for her 

    Job centres also have work coaches who are there to support disabled job seekers 

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