Employment and training

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Employment opportunities for people with a learning disability or autism

The Employment Project under the Bright Futures programme helps you build skills and confidence, provide one-to-one support that continues into employment, and opportunities, jobs and training based on career goals.

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Specialist support from Disability Employment Advisers (DEAs)

Disability Employment Advisers (DEAs) based at the Jobcentre Plus provide specialist support on employment issues affecting people with disabilities and carers. 

Get help at work if you’re disabled or have a health condition (Access to Work)

If you’re disabled or have a physical or mental health condition that makes it hard for you to do your job, you can:

  • talk to your employer about changes they must make in your workplace
  • apply for Access to Work if you need extra help

The amount you will receive depends on your circumstances and will not affect your other benefits. You need to have a paid job, or be about to start or return to one.

Your Choice Barnet Employment Project

Helps people with learning disabilities to:

  • formulate, achieve and sustain their vocational goals, in a supportive and empowering environment
  • gain and retain employment

Adult education classes

You could try one of the adult education classes from the wide range run by local colleges. The Adult Education Programme is particularly keen to attract new learners or those who have not studied for some time. Find out more from Barnet and Southgate College