Employment professionals

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.

Guide for employment professionals

We have produced a guide outlining what good employment support for blind and partially sighted people looks like. We want to equip you with the knowledge, tools and confidence to support working age people with sight loss seeking to find or stay in work, and to ensure specialist provision is offered to all blind and partially sighted people.

Employment assessment toolkit

We have produced an assessment 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.

Pre-employment programme

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

Improving employment prospects for blind and partially sighted people