3) Help with finding and keeping a job - Transition Guide
SEND Employment Programme
The programme is for those living in Sheffield, aged 18 to 24 who have Autism.
Specialist employment coaches can help you with:
- a plan of action
- removing barriers to working
- skills needed for a job
- looking at what you want for the future
- helping you work towards employment, internships or apprenticeships
Find out more by visiting the Autism Plus website.
The programme is free. You can contact them on:
Telephone: 0114 384 0284 and ask for the Employment Team
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched “Youth Hubs”. They have done this alongside Sheffield City Council. The Youth Hubs are located with different organisations across the city.
These organisations work together with other services. They offer a range of services to support young people in the community. The support offered will vary in each Youth Hub. There is a specialist youth hub for young people with SEND.
Click here to find out more on the Local Offer website.
Access to Work
Access to Work is a government grant scheme which supports disabled people to take up or remain in work. Grants can be given for a wide range of support. This support helps to break down the things that make doing your job tricky.
To qualify for the scheme, you must:
- be aged 16 or over
- have a disability or health condition (physical or mental) that makes it hard for you to do parts of your job or travel to and from work.
- be employed or self-employed
- have received a job offer, or
- be on an apprenticeship, supported internship, work trial or work experience.
Support is also available for job interviews.
The amount of money you receive depends on your circumstances. It doesn’t have to be paid back and will not affect your other benefits.
You can speak to someone by calling 0800 1217479 or visit www.gov.uk/access-to-work/.