The Brain Charity can provide you with help and support for finding employment when you have a long-term condition. We can also help you with benefits advice and legal advice.

Here we have listed links to other useful sources of information and support:

  • The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) provides advice and guidance on rights, responsibilities and good practice, based on equality law and human rights.
    Website: equalityhumanrights.com
  • The Equality Commission (Northern Ireland)
    The Equality Commission provides advice and information about the Disability Discrimination Act in Northern Ireland.
    Tel: 028 90 500 600
    Website: equalityni.org
  • Law Centres (England, Scotland and Wales)
    Law Centres provide free legal advice and representation to disadvantaged people.
    Tel: See your local Phone Book thephonebook.bt.com/publisha.content/en/index.publisha
    Website: lawcentres.org.uk
  • ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) (England, Scotland and Wales)
    ACAS aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. They offer free advice about employment rights.
    Tel: 0300 123 1100
    Website: acas.org.uk
  • Disability Law Services
    Disability Law Services offer advice and information about employment law to disabled people.
    Tel: 020 7791 9800
    Website: dls.org.uk
  • Jobcentre Plus
    Tel: See your local Phone Book thephonebook.bt.com/publisha.content/en/index.publisha
    Website: direct.gov.uk (search for Jobcentre Plus)
  • The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
    HSE can provide general information and guidance for employers about work-related health and safety issues. They also offer a free leaflet Five steps to risk assessment, which aims to help employers do their own risk assessments. This can be downloaded from their website. There is also a specific section about employing disabled people on the HSE website.
    Website: hse.gov.uk

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  • Disability Rights UK
    Disability Rights UK has published an employment skills guide for people with newly acquired disabilities or health conditions.
    Website: disabilityrightsuk.org
  • The Business Disability Forum (BDF) is an employer organisation that offers information, support and advice on disability as it affects business. It can help employers to make sure that their online recruitment tools and processes are fully accessible for disabled people.
    Website: businessdisabilityforum.org.uk
  • Clear Talents can help organisations identify and manage reasonable adjustments for job applicants, employees and students. It is free to use for applicants.
    Website: cleartalents.com
  • The British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) is the national trade association involved in securing employment for disabled people. The website offers guidance for employers on disability and work. BASE members work closely with disabled jobseekers and employers to help find sustainable work for the disabled person.
    Website: base-uk.org
  • Health and Wellbeing Guidance for Managers has a range of links to help for employers to support employees with work-related health issues.
    Website:  www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/336743/health-and-work-resources.pdf
  • The Disability Action Alliance brings together disabled people’s organisations with other organisations to work in partnership to change the lives of disabled people.
    Website:  disabilityactionalliance.org.uk
  • The Big I.D.E.A. (Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, Accessibility) is a place for the diversity industry, employers, and jobseekers to communicate. The site brings together the best of what the industry has to offer with a broad range of views from employers, jobseekers, and diversity policy makers.
    Website: thebigidea.co.uk
  • The Mental Health Foundation is a leading mental health charity for research, policy and improving services. It offers a range of training and courses for individuals and employers. Remploy Employment Services provides wide ranging support to help employers to recruit and retain talented and motivated disabled people.
    Website:  mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/training
  • Remploy Employment Services provides wide-ranging support to help employers to recruit and train talented and motivated disabled people.
    Website:  remploy.co.uk/info/20013/support_my_employees
  • The Uncovering Hidden Impairment Toolkit from HING (the Hidden Impairment National Group) offers hints and tips on how employers can better support people with hidden impairments. It is free of charge to employers who make minimal commitments to implement the toolkit.
    Website: hing.org.uk/resources/uncovering-hidden-impairment-toolkit
  • The Do-IT Profiler has resources for employers to help them to understand specific learning disabilities and their relevance to the workplace.
    Website:  doitprofiler.com/employment/employers

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