More training and jobs support | Oxfordshire County Council

More training and jobs support

Providing support to people with disabilities to get training and jobs.

Mencap

Mencap, the UK's largest learning disability charity, has created a programme of support to help people with a learning disability to get a job.

The Employ Me package is made up of:

  • pre-employment support - training individually or in small groups to develop the skills needed to get a job
  • work trials and placements – an opportunity to experience work and develop skills in a real work environment
  • support to find paid work – help to search for a job as well as write a CV and help with interview skills
  • job coaching and in-work support - help to learn the tasks of the job and get used to the workplace (also includes travel training).

Telephone 01865 849646 for more information about this service.

If you would like details about Mencap’s other services in your area, please telephone Mencap Direct on 0300 333 1111 or email mencapdirect@mencap.org.uk.

Other sources of support

Disability Rights
Information about employing disabled people and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

DTI website 
Covers hours of work and part-time work, pay entitlement and the National Minimum Wage, public holidays, employment agency standards, individual employment rights, redundancy arrangements, employee consultation, trade unions and collective rights.

Disability Unit - Department for Work and Pensions
Tel: 0800 220674
Email: feedback-disability@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities 
Tel: 020 7802 0300
Email: fpld@fpld.org.uk

The Mental Health Foundation 
Tel: 020 7802 0300
Email: mhf@mhf.org.uk

Last reviewed
29 July 2016
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