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Retraining and potential jobs

gillespiepowell123 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited February 2018 in Work and employment
Hi, I'm currently a childminder but I was diagnosed with a rare motor neuron disease last year called HSP. It is mostly affecting my balance and my walking at the moment but also I'm  extremely conscious of this and because of this I suffer severe anxiety when out. My job is becoming very difficult because of it but I need/want to work. I receive no disability payments. 
Where can I go for advice on retraining and potential jobs?


  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,793 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @gillespiepowell123, and welcome to the community! I've moved this post to our ask an employment advisor category where hopefully somebody will be able to provide guidance on this.
  • Mwila_Scope
    Mwila_Scope Scope Support to Work service Posts: 52 Pioneering
    Hi @gillespiepowell123

    Hope you are well and welcome to the online community!
    sorry to hear that HSP is causing you to give up your current line of work.

    In terms of advice on  advice on potential jobs, Scope's Support to Work  is a brand new employment service which offers tailored support and advice to disabled people who are actively seeking employment. If eligible for the service, you will be assigned to an employment adviser who will work with to look at your employability skills and work with you to assess what areas of work- within your capabilities- you could transfer your skills into. 

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

    we look forward to hearing from you!

    Scope Employment Advisor
    Phone: 0300 222 5742
    Email: [email protected]