Support 4 Employment
We can provide information advice and guidance to blind or partially sighted who are in employment but due to their sight loss, they are experiencing some sort of difficulties.
The difficulties could be due to the lack of assistive technology or lack of understanding of sight loss. We provide advice to our clients first but if they wish Support 4 Employment to communicate with their employers, we are more than happy to do that too.
We can provide information and guidance on Access to Work and will support clients until their needs are meet and they are working as independently as possible with the support.
We also provide information and guidance on the Equality Act 2010, both for clients and for employers, for the latter, outlining their duty of care towards their disabled employee.
We can provide information and guidance on self-employment in relations to self-assessment, UTR number, expenses and any other general self-employment enquiries.
We do not offer financial advice, business plan support or any advice in relation to whether the business is viable.
We can offer Access to Work advice regarding self-employment.
In partnership with the Macular Society
Colin Daniels of the Macular Society and Zsuzsi Szabo of Support 4 Sight talk about areas of employment for those with sight loss. A YouTube playlist of the videos can be found here: Youtube.com/EmploymentPlaylist
The playlist includes the following videos:
- 1 – Employment
- 2 – Keeping your job
- 3 – The Access To Work scheme
- 4 – CV writing
- 5 – Writing a cover letter
- 6 – Interview techniques
- 7 – Disclosing sight loss at interviews
- 8 – Disclosing sight loss at work
- 9 – Job seeking advice
- 10 – Job application forms