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Support for Disabled Students
The Disabilities Service here at Lancaster University is an excellent source of support and advice for students with disabilities and other support needs throughout their student life at Lancaster.
SKILL is a national organisation which promotes opportunities for people with any kind of disability in post-16 education, training and employment. Their website offers a wealth of information including issues around funding, legislation, disclosure, finding suitable vacancies and marketing yourself to employers. www.skill.org.uk
The following websites offer additional help and advice:
www.afbp.org national charity that provides practical support to blind and partially sighted people, through work, housing, leisure and support.
www.arberryprofile.co.uk an online magazine aimed at students with disabilities
www.employ-ability.org.uk a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to assisting people with all disabilities into employability
www.disabilitynow.org.uk includes vacancy information in disability related fields and employers targeting disabled applicants
www.disabilitytoolkits.ac.uk developed by the University of Manchester Careers Service to help students with disabilities access work experience and placements
www.jobability.com vacancies with employers with a commitment to disabled job seekers. Also includes a careers advice section
www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk refer to the 'Customer Home' section to access information about the specialist services for disabled job seekers
www.premia.ac.uk advice and resources for postgraduate research students with disabilities
www.radar.org.uk run by and working for people with disabilities. Offers advice on employment and work
www.rnid.org.uk Royal National Institute for Deaf and hard of hearing people
www.scope.org.uk/work Scope has developed a range of services for disabled people and employers aimed at improving all aspects of the working environment.
www.shawtrust.org.uk training and work experience for people with disabilities
www.youreable.com worldwide information and news service for all disabled people and people with an interest in disability issues.
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