Door to Door: a travel guide for disabled people
Going to work
Finding a job is never an easy task.
If you are looking for work the Disability Employment Adviser (DEA) at your local Jobcentre or JobcentrePlus will be able to give you advice. They will be able to give you information about schemes that are available to help find and keep a job.
New Deal for Disabled People
New Deal for Disabled People is a scheme designed to help disabled people get a job, whether you are looking for your first job, or if you are getting back into work, or continuing in work, when you have become disabled.
You can find out more information about New Deal for Disabled People on the Directgov website at: www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/Employmentsupport/WorkSchemesAndProgrammes/DG_4001963. This website page explains which parts of the country are covered by the New Deal for Disabled People. In all other areas of Britain, similar help and advice is provided by Pathways to Work providers: www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/Employmentsupport/WorkSchemesAndProgrammes/DG_171745.
Access to Work
Access to Work is a Government scheme designed to help disabled people to overcome the problems the workplace might pose, including the provision of special furniture or equipment and may include the provision of some sort of personal assistance.
You can find out more information about Access to Work on the Directgov website at: www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/Employmentsupport/WorkSchemesAndProgrammes/DG_4000347. Information will be available about help which might be provided with the cost of transport for travelling to interviews and to work or for getting to and from jobs outside the workplace which are covered by the schemes.