Support for the adult social care workforce

The social care workforce in Havering provides a wide variety of care and support to people living with different needs. In order to provide high quality services, Havering Council offers a range of support, training and online resources to help services develop their workforce, grow their businesses and shape how care is provided. Workforce provider portal […]

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Employment rights for carers

Continuing to work while caring can help you feel good about yourself and provide you with social interaction outside of your caring role. But staying in work or returning to work might feel like a daunting prospect and you may find it helpful to take some time off or to ask your employer if you […]

Support into employment with the ROSE programme

For most people with learning difficulties, paid employment is one of the main goals in adult life. Employment is a vital part of promoting social inclusion and the benefits are much more than just financial. Being in employment helps to build self-esteem, confidence and independence. The Realistic Opportunities for Supported Employment (ROSE) programme has been […]

Autism and work

In the right job and with the right support, people with Autism have much to offer. They’re often accurate, reliable, and have a good eye for detail. Being in a working environment can help the individual’s personal development tremendously. It can, however, be difficult for people with ASD to find a job. For example, they […]

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Employment and Support Allowance

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) is a benefit for people whose ability to work is limited by the effects of ill health or disability. ESA is just one of the benefits you may be eligible for if you are of working age and have a disability or long-term condition that limits your ability to work. […]

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Jobseeker’s Allowance

Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) is a benefit for people who are unemployed and on a low income. It can also be claimed to top-up contribution-based JSA (which is based on previous National Insurance contributions). JSA is just one of the benefits you may be eligible for if you have care needs (such as a disability) […]

Disability, discrimination and the Equality Act

The Equality Act is a law that came into effect in October 2010. It protects people from being discriminated against because of their disability. It also protects people from being discriminated against because of their caring responsibilities. The Equality Act replaced previous laws protecting people from discrimination, including most of the Disability Discrimination Act. Learn […]

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Work and disability

Of the working-age people with disabilities in the UK, almost half are employed – but this figure should be higher. With the right support, many more could join their ranks. If you have a disability, you may be worried that it will limit your job prospects or that you won’t be able to find work. […]

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Benefits for carers who are unable to work

If you’re not in paid employment, you may be able to get earnings-replacement benefits. Usually, you can’t get more than one of these benefits at the same time. This means that even if you’re entitled to more than one earnings-replacement benefit, you’ll usually receive whichever is the highest. This is called the overlapping benefits rule. […]

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How to get help from a foodbank

No one should have to face going hungry. That’s why foodbanks provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred in crisis. Who can get help Foodbanks will work with local agencies in order to provide you with the most appropriate help. If local agencies feel you are struggling […]

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