Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

DWP - Work Choice

Type of service:
National Organisation
Address:
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Caxton House, Tothill Street, Westminster, London SW1H 9NA
Service description:
Work Choice can help you get and keep a job if you’re disabled and find it hard to work.

It’s voluntary - you don’t have to do it. The type of support you get depends on the help you need. This is different for everyone but can include:

• training and developing your skills
• building your confidence
• interview coaching

To qualify for Work Choice you must:

• live in England or Wales
• be of working age
• need support in work as well as to find a job
• be able to work at least 16 hours a week after Work Entry Support
• have a recognised disability that means you find it hard to get or keep a job
• need specialist help that you can’t get from other government programmes or schemes - for example workplace adjustments, suppliers working in partnership with Jobcentre Plus or Access to Work

You can apply if you have a job but are at risk of losing it because of your disability. This also applies if you’re self-employed.

Olympus Care Services are commissioned to provide this service in Northamptonshire - It is called Employment and Disability Support (EADS)
Cost:
Free
Age range:
16 years - 99 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Age - Adulthood (18-25)
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Job Centre
Last updated on:
18/10/2017

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