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A JOB WHICH REQUIRES NO VOICE USE AT ALL.

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petersj
petersj Community member Posts: 11 Connected
I've just been granted ill-health retirement but my appeal for the Tier to be upgradraded has been refused. The adjudicator stated,'It is perfectly conceivable to obtain a job which requires no voice use' 

Any ideas? I emailed Job Centre Plus as I have no funtioning voice and was told to ring them!!

I'm 60 and my only work experience is as a teaching assistant or in customer service - neither of which I can now do. I don't know where to start.

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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 54,519 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @petersj  how are you supposed to ring them if you can't talk? I would message them again reminding them of this. It's rediculas. As jobs I can't think of 1 where you don't have to communicate by talking. Ask them to give you recommendations of these jobs. 
  • petersj
    petersj Community member Posts: 11 Connected
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    Hi Sandy-123
    They say they can't job-match & gave me a link to https://findajob.dwp.gov.uk/ I have to select the category, then scroll the jobs to see what I could apply for. There was also a link to Access To Work, but they couldn't help me stay in the job I had!

  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Just a few thoughts you could type up notes from audio to text maybe for students,  data entry role , it won't be easy and there will be very limited vacancies 
  • petersj
    petersj Community member Posts: 11 Connected
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    janer1967 said:
    Just a few thoughts you could type up notes from audio to text maybe for students,  data entry role , it won't be easy and there will be very limited vacancies 
    Thanks for the suggestion. It's much appreciated. 
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 54,519 Disability Gamechanger
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    That sounds promising for you Peter. If you want I can do a search for you later. 
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    I just wonder if proof writer would come under this.
  • petersj
    petersj Community member Posts: 11 Connected
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    @SueHeath weidly I did look at something very similar but they need formal qualifications and some need a degree. I also looked at SATS exam marking, having been a TA for 21 years but you need to be a qualified teacher!

    Time off for regular treatment is going to be a major issue too. I'm under 3 health authorities and each one is a day out. (Although I think this may be the same for a lot of people with disabilities.)
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    The job centre should have disability specialist work coach who maybe able to help you.find work 

    Also check out the work support programme here on scope in the employment section 
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