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Work Choice

Work Choice can help you get and keep a job if you’re disabled and find it hard to work. It’s voluntary - you don’t have to do it.

What you'll get

The type of support you get depends on the help you need.You can get support to help you find, keep and get on in a job. The type of help you get depends on what you need - it’s different for everyone. For example, you might get help with:

  • training
  • building your confidence
  • finding a job that suits you
  • interview coaching
  • developing your skills

You’ll have an interview to see what support you need when you join Work Choice.

How Work Choice works

Work Choice is delivered by different providers across the country. They offer 3 levels of help.

  • Work Entry Support: Advice on work and personal skills to help you find a job (up to 6 months)
  • In-Work Support: Help to start work and stay in your job (up to 2 years)
  • Longer In-Work Support: Help to get on in your job and work without support (Long-term)

Work Entry Support can be extended by 3 or 6 months in exceptional circumstances and when there is a clear prospect of a job.

Who to contact

Work Choice

Who is it for?

Supporting People With
Learning disability
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum
Communication impairment
Physical impairment
Challenging Behaviour
Profound or Multiple Needs
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment
Eligibility Details

To qualify for Work Choice you must:

  • be of working age
  • need support in work as well as to find a job
  • be able to work at least 16 hours a week after Work Entry Support
  • have a recognised disability that means you find it hard to get or keep a job
  • need specialist help that you can’t get from other government programmes or schemes - eg workplace adjustments, suppliers working in partnership with Jobcentre Plus or Access to Work

You can apply if you have a job but are at risk of losing it because of your disability. This also applies if you’re self-employed.

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details

To find out how to join Work Choice, speak to your Disability Employment Adviser (DEA) at your local Job Centre Plus.


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