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Diligent
30-06-11, 00:55
Hi i would like to know if their are any return to work training schemes available i would like to do office work or computer shop i think just because someone has health probs they should still be able to work partime to increase income ect its so boring staying home when u could be doing something useful i say?

Anyone done anything in particular and need info please advise.


Diligent.

Waddy
30-06-11, 01:13
Have you tried your local college to see what adult learning courses they do?

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30-06-11, 08:50
Hi i would like to know if their are any return to work training schemes available i would like to do office work or computer shop i think just because someone has health probs they should still be able to work partime to increase income ect its so boring staying home when u could be doing something useful i say?

Anyone done anything in particular and need info please advise.


Diligent.

You need to ask to speak to your disability officer at your local job center, the fact is going to a college these days is fine a basic training course on computers and office systems will cost you about £1,600 and basic adult course can cost you £450 just for a basic course.


Mind you if your disabled and need training you will get an education grant and then go to a group which might be run by your local council or it could be run by Remploy or other providers.

Otherwise these providers can charge.

Going to your job center seeing the disability adviser does not mean your looking for work, they will help you get the training you need.

But if you go it alone then you may have to pay.

Lighttouch
30-06-11, 10:22
Check this out . . .

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/Employmentsupport/LookingForWork/DG_4000377

As mentioned you might find that gaining qualifications in the area of work will give you the edge when applying for jobs.

Your best way into work is through volunteering initially as you can add activities to your CV when applying for jobs.
http://cv.monster.co.uk/

Join a 'Temps' agency or at least visit one to see what employers are looking for.

http://www.reed.co.uk/Job/SearchResults.aspx?jto=False&s=1771&set=2&SearchID=-2147483648&EpdId=-2147483648&ns=True&ss=True&ps=20&sr=1&FromSector=1&WT.mc_id=SE-Yahoo-ReedB2C_Admin&WT.srch=1&OVRAW=temps%20agency'administration'&OVKEY=agency%20administration&OVMTC=advanced&OVADID=46664952031&OVKWID=303278613531&OVCAMPGID=826943031&OVADGRPID=18970781919

You'll have to 'market' yourself. It's not so much 'give us a job'. Employers are looking to see 'what can you offer them in terms of benefits' eg a flexible worker, gives 110% commitment, has a positive attitude. If you have the 'right attributes' to begin with then they will train you at their expense to bring you up to speed.

As you're disabled contact Job CentrePlus 'Access to Work' team. They can offer support like taxi fares to and from work if you don't have your own transport and can't use a bus. Check this out . . .
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/Employmentsupport/WorkSchemesAndProgrammes/DG_4000347

Good luck and let us know how you get on.

kassya3
03-05-12, 21:09
they keep saying there is support for people on benefits, i have been trying to better myself keep looking for jobs/courses i have tried everything to try and help myself its not easy trying to get support, if you been out of work for years with just basic skills who will employ you i have mental health problems im so depressed not doing anything you cant even get unskilled work these days you have to supply cv what do you put on it when you been out of work for years, i think the government should do apprenticeships for the over 40s whether disabled or not many people get made redundant abd cant get a job and have to change careers if you go to the job centre they dont help you they force you to do what they want as they get commission finding you work this government STOP giving money to other countries and look after the people entitled to help , no wonder we are in double dip recession any advice from anyone where do i go from here ???

Lighttouch
03-05-12, 22:17
they keep saying there is support for people on benefits, i have been trying to better myself keep looking for jobs/courses i have tried everything to try and help myself its not easy trying to get support, if you been out of work for years with just basic skills who will employ you i have mental health problems im so depressed not doing anything you cant even get unskilled work these days you have to supply cv what do you put on it when you been out of work for years, i think the government should do apprenticeships for the over 40s whether disabled or not many people get made redundant abd cant get a job and have to change careers if you go to the job centre they dont help you they force you to do what they want as they get commission finding you work this government STOP giving money to other countries and look after the people entitled to help , no wonder we are in double dip recession any advice from anyone where do i go from here ???

Kassya3, sorry to hear about your situation. Let me know which town is closest to where you live and I'll see what kind of support is available.

Regarding CV - look at your 'life skills' can you cook, drive, budget for bills, food etc, are you raising a family.

Don't get worried - there's always a solution - it's just knowing where to look.

Happy to assist.

kassya3
03-05-12, 23:48
]Kassya3, sorry to hear about your situation. Let me know which town is closest to where you live and I'll see what kind of support is available.

Regarding CV - look at your 'life skills' can you cook, drive, budget for bills, food etc, are you raising a family.

Don't get worried - there's always a solution - it's just knowing where to look.

Happy to assist.[/Q

kassya3
03-05-12, 23:56
Thank you for your response i live in the bexley area kent, and i really dont know where to turn im to worried to go to the jobcentre as i have heard some awful stories of what they do i cant afford to keep being stressed but i do really want to do something i even applied to voluntary you never hear back from them yet they are always begging for people to help, even if i do voluntary i still have to inform them and they will still stress me its to much hassle that why i would rather do paid work. kind regards kassya

warkman
04-05-12, 08:21
Try Next Step at www.direct.gov.uk/nextstep

they are set up by the DWP to help get you training.

kassya3
04-05-12, 08:48
i am still waiting for them to ring me from 4 days ago they said would ring back 24 hours nothing - what do you put on a cv if you havent worked for a long time , and they want your last employers for references and its a few years since you have worked my last 2 employers probably dont go back that far and are retired

Lighttouch
04-05-12, 10:25
Hi kassya3,

So you live in the Bexley area of Kent.

You've not said what type of work you'd like to do or did? Whatever it was remember you have transferable skills.

I had a word with a woman in HR at Bexley Council. She was a disabled person who understood your position. So initially here's a link to their 'Resources Plus'. I'd like you to phone them up and register - call 020 3045 3800
http://www.bexley.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=780

Like you say getting a CV together is your first step . . . this could give you a guide but remember don't send out the same CV to every potential employer - you need to change it to suit the needs of the job you're applying for - that way it will stand out from the crowd.
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/youngpeople/workandcareers/gettingyourfirstjob/dg_066151

I don't know if the Shaw Trust operates in your area but they will help boost your ego, confidence, job search etc - just type in your postcode to find out where your local branch is. http://www.shaw-trust.org.uk/in_my_area

Here's another organisation that can help you prepare a CV, job applications and interviews
http://www.inspirecommunitytrust.org/inspire-services/employment.html

I don't know if you'd be interested in volunteering for the London Olympics for 10 days in 84 days time (4 May)
http://www.london2012.com/about-us/volunteers/
Be pushy, don't wait for return calls - it won't happen.

Let me know if any of this helps

kassya3
04-05-12, 19:20
thankyou very much lighttouch for your imformation it has helped me a great deal, i will be contacting the resource centre on tuesday i want to work with homeless persons and helping people in the charity organisation do you know what courses offhand that i would have to do, or for now some trainee reception work to build my confidence and experience regards kassya thanks again