If your profession involves you supporting job seekers or helping people remain in work, we can help you.
Information for employment professionals
Blind or partially sighted people should not be excluded from employment - nor should sight loss equal job loss.
If your profession involves supporting job seekers we can help you support these clients. We work with partners to deliver tailored employment solutions, and we have developed tools to help blind and partially sighted people find work.
We can also support welfare to work providers and those whose role involve helping blind and partially sighted people into work.
If you are an employer looking to take on a blind or partially sighted person, please take a look at our information on employing a blind or partially sighted person.
Employment assessment toolkit
We have produced a toolkit for employment professionals who work with blind and partially sighted people looking for work. The Employment assessment toolkit will help professionals to gain a clear understanding of what a person's aspirations and abilities are in relation to employment, and what types of support and development are needed to help fulfil these.
We have developed a manual for trainers to deliver a structured pre-employment programme for blind and partially sighted people requiring the development of skills to move closer to the labour market.
Watch our pre-employment video
Here is a short film which brings to life some of the work we are doing. We follow participants as they begin a group pre-employment programme and look at how individually tailored support can also help those in long term unemployment.
- Watch our pre-employment video with subtitles on YouTube
- Pre-employment video transcript (Word, 161 KB)
Employment Practice and Research Network
The Employment Practice and Research Network (EPRN) has been established to support employers, researchers and employment professionals including disability management staff, in improving services for blind and partially sighted people wishing to obtain, and remain in, employment.
Job search toolkit
We have designed a Job search toolkit which aims to enable blind and partially sighted people to develop a variety of skills to help them get into work. It will be of use to employment professionals to help people identify their personal strengths and weaknesses whilst enhancing skills.
Standards and accreditation
Our Standards and accreditation section brings together qualifications, guidance and standards to help employment professionals.
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