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Things to Think About

Choosing a provider

A provider is a person or an organisation that you can pay to give you the support you need. These are some questions to help you think about which provider(s) would work best for you. You can also use it to think about a provider that you might have now.

Why you might want to get back to work or into a job

There is lots of evidence that working is good for your health and mental wellbeing. Having a job has a positive effect on the way you live and feel, and the choices you make about your health. Work gives you an opportunity to build new friendships, an improved financial situation and security, a feeling that you’re playing an active part in society.

Employees and jobseekers with disabilities are legally protected against discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. You’re legally entitled to fair treatment when it comes to recruitment, promotion and pay. It also means that employers must make their workplaces accessible to you

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Disability/Pages/Disabilityandwork.aspx will provide you with more information about work and disability.

Benefit Advice

If you are beginning to think about work and are worried about how your benefits might be affected here is a link to some organisations that will be able to help you

https://www.gov.uk/browse/disabilities Includes your rights, benefits, carers and the Equality Act

http://www.advicesheffield.org.uk/ to search for your local advice centre

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