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I have dyslexia, and am not sure what help there is out there for me. Finding a job seems impossible

Christine78
Christine78 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited October 8 in Work and employment
Hi my name is Christine & I founded out a few years ago that I have a disability being dyslexic, I struggle with maths and English and spelling, I don't claim any benefits I only get universal credit, I don't really know what help there is out there for me and the only thing I do know about this disability is that we see things in different ways and I have no idea what I good at plus trying to find a job is seeming impossible to find, I really could do with any help I can find I don't have any grades and as for my skills pass, please help 
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  • Christine78
    Christine78 Member Posts: 2 Listener
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,025 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Christine78 - & welcome to the community. :)  Scope may be able to help you as they have different programmes to help disabled people get a job. Please see this link: https://www.scope.org.uk/employment-services/
    There's 'Support to Work,' & other help depending on your age, so please do look through the services available.

  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 567 Pioneering
    Hi @Christine78

    Welcome to Scope's forum. It is great to see you have joined us. In addition to the support already provided by the amazing @chiarieds, it is great to start by thinking about what your interests are and what your strengths are. If you can work out what types of jobs you would like, people can help you to identify how you can get there! A generally great jobs website is Indeed. A more specific useful website is Exceptional Individuals as their resources are aimed at employees who are neurodivergent (e.g. dyslexic). If you are interested, you can find more information at https://exceptionalindividuals.com/neurodiversity/what-is-dyslexia/. Look forward to hearing from you again soon  :)
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  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,416

    Scope community team

    Hello @Christine78

    Welcome to the community, I hope you are okay today.

    Regarding benefits, a good way to work out what you potentially could claim is to fill out a benefits calculator, which would help estimate what you could get. You could use this one from Turn2Us.

    Finding a job certainly can seem impossible sometimes, but there is support out there as outlined above, hopefully you find the link helpful. I'm sure you will have skills that you would be able to bring to any employer and be a huge asset to them.
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  • Fred2021
    Fred2021 Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 34 Connected

    Hi @Christine78

    A warm welcome to the community. 

    I understand that it can be difficult when you first begin your job search, and I hope you are managing ok. Just so you are aware, Scope have a range of online advice and resources to help you begin looking for work.  These include:

    Finding jobs

    Finding a job that matches your skills

    Finding work that suits your life and condition


    As other members have mentioned, if you would prefer to work 1:1 with an Employment Adviser, Scope also have employment services for disabled jobseekers at different stages in their employment journey.  Scope’s specialist Employment Advisers are very friendly and provide tailored support. 

    More information can be found here:

    Employment Services

     

    I hope some of this information will be useful to you.  Please let us know how you are getting on, or if there is any further assistance we can provide.  Happy to answer any questions you might have.


    Community Volunteer Adviser.  I have some expertise in the following subjects, gained through professional settings such as employment and high level education: autism, learning disabilities, employment.

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