A-Z Of Useful Work-Related Organisations

Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service): provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law. They support good relationships between employers and employees but when things go wrong they help by providing conciliation to resolve workplace problems. They also provide training and tailored advice to employers: www.acas.org.uk

Association of Disabled Professionals (ADP): a registered charity that works to improve the education, rehabilitation, training and employment opportunities available to disabled people. It provides advice and information and helps disabled professionals and managers find and retain employment. For more information call 0120 443 1638 or visit: www.adp.org.uk

Capability Scotland: offer practical support and advice to disabled people in employment or looking for work in Scotland. You can phone on: 0131 337 9876 or e-mail: employmentservices@capability-scotland.org.uk
The website is: www.capability-scotland.org.uk 

Citizens Advice: has a number of useful resources: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/work   

EmployAbility: dedicated to assisting people with disabilities into employment. It works primarily, but not exclusively with disabled university undergraduates and graduates to ease the transition from education to employment. Phone 0785 276 4684 or visit:
www.employ-ability.org.uk
 
Enham Trust: provides a range of services for people with disablities over the age of 16. Services include advice and assessment for employment, and training: 
www.enhamtrust.org.uk
 
Evenbreak: an online jobs board for disabled people: www.evenbreak.co.uk

MyPlus Students' Club: for students or graduates looking for work. It has detailed information on recruitment processes and how to manage your disability at work: 
www.myplusstudentsclub.com
 
Leonard Cheshire: a disability charity offering training and support to help gain employment: www.leonardcheshire.org/what-we-can-do-you/working
 
Prince’s Trust: if you’re aged 13-30 and looking to make a change in your life, if you're unemployed or struggling at school, The Prince's Trust can help in a number of ways, including free training courses, brand new experiences, support, mentoring and finance. For more information call 0800 842 842 or visit their website: www.princes-trust.org.uk

Purple Space: is a professional development hub for disability employee network and resource group leaders. It provides its paying members with access to online learning, professional networking and development: www.purplespace.org

Remploy: help people with a disability or health condition to find employment. Phone 0300 456 8110 or: www.remploy.co.uk
 
The Shaw Trust: a national charity that supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently: www.shaw-trust.org.uk
 
YouthAction Northern Ireland run a GET SET for Work programme -a regional youth employability programme for young people aged 16 – 24 years who are outside of training employment and education. GET SET works in partnership with business, communities and young people in Northern Ireland to develop their skills for living, learning and work so that they can progress into employment or into further education and training:

Page last updated: July 2019