If you are wounded, injured, or have a medical condition that makes it difficult to find sustainable employment, there is support available.
The Government offers support and guidance to disabled people looking for work. You can also get support through:
- The Access to Work grant that provides practical support with starting or staying in work, moving to self-employment or starting a business if you have a disability, health or mental health condition.
- The Work Choice programme that helps disabled people find and keep a job. The programme is voluntary and can support you with training and developing your skills, building confidence and interview coaching.
Who else can help?
There are organisations that can give you practical support and financial assistance to help you learn new skills and find a job.
The Poppy Factory is one of the UK's leading employment charities for ex-Service men and women dealing with disabilities and health conditions. Its 'Getting You Back to Work' service works with veterans with disabilities and employers across the country to create good job matches. Visit the Poppy Factory website for more information.
RFEA - The Forces Employment Charity
RFEA specialises in employment support for veterans, including those who may be wounded or disabled. Their job finding service offers sustainable roles that provide meaningful work for veterans of all backgrounds. Visit the RFEA website for further information.
Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI)
Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) delivers LifeWorks, a vocational assessment, employability and change management course for veterans. Focusing on what you can do rather than what you can't do, the Vocational Assessment element helps veterans identify suitable and sustainable jobs, along with how to access appropriate training and funding if needed. LifeWorks provides the tools to access options such as understanding and practising how to present your health condition positively to a potential employer, developing your CV accordingly, and building the confidence and motivation to move forward into work. Visit the LifeWorks website to learn more.