External links for students, parents and carers
Transitioning out of college
This Transitions Guide from Leicester City has a really useful information where ever you live. Lots of useful information, even if Leicester City is not your local community. Please note, some of the info is a little outdated (Leicester do not have the Flat 108 anymore) but still worth a read.
If you are from Leicestershire you may find this section of Leicestershire County Council's website useful.
Preparing for work
Sense has an employment service, who you can contact and get support from at the Sense Hub Loughborough.
Take this quiz to understand your personality style.
This website has information about lots of different job sectors.
If you aren't sure what career you want to go into, here you can find lot of videos of people speaking about their roles and how they got there.
Many charities have useful information to support people with specific disabilities into employment, such as Mencap.
Use the Government 'Find a Job' website, where you can search by disability confident employers.
Are you considering self-employment?
The LMI for All portal provides high quality, reliable labour market information to inform careers decisions.
If you have a health condition or a disability that affects your ability to work, you can get assistance and advice on returning to the workplace by speaking to a Work Coach at your local Jobcentre Plus. A Work Coach is trained to be able to help you to find work or to gain new skills for a job. They can help with work preparation, recruitment, interview coaching and even confidence building.
The Disability Confident Employers Scheme supports and identifies employers that make extra efforts for employees with disabilities. The scheme has many well-known companies on board like Asda, Marks & Spencer, BT and Royal Mail.
Access to Work is a Government fund for those in work with a long term health condition or disability, including Dyslexia. It provides funding to minimise any impact your condition may have on you at work and it does not cost you anything. You need to be in paid employment, you also qualify if you are doing a Supported Internship, Traineeship or Apprenticeship.
Charnwood Borough Council have provided some information about Access to Work and the Disability Confident scheme for employers.
The Royal Voluntary Service works with companies, charities and health boards across Britain to deliver programmes and activities that support individuals, communities and our NHS.
Social Care Options
If you are thinking about social care options after college, you can find lots of information on your Local Offer:
A Leicestershire County Council booklet, but useful for guide for wherever you are wanting to live.