Work Choice


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Work Choice is a Government supported employment programme designed specifically for people who due to their disability, may find it difficult to find or keep a job.

Work Choice enables people to find and retain work by identifying their needs and providing the necessary support to fit their requirements. It is often the stepping stone into full unsupported employment for many people.

Who is eligible?

You may qualify if:

  • You are disabled as defined by the Equalities Act 2010 and your disability means that you face significant barriers to work

In additon you may have:

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  • Complex work-related support needs arising primarily from disability
  •  Requirements in work which cannot immediately be overcome through workplace adjustments
  • A need for support in work as well as help with finding work and cannot be helped through other DWP programmes.  You may be at risk of losing your job because of a disability or have recently left education and have demonstrated a need for support in work

What support is available?

Working alongside other organisations we will ensure you get the best support available to help you with training and to find a job to enable you to work for a minimum of 16 hours per week.

Shaw Trust works closely with many employers to support their recruitment needs and to help our clients find the type of work which suits them.

Where does Shaw Trust deliver Work Choice?

Throughout the UK, contact us for more details 0300 303 3111 or contact your local Disability Employment Adviser for further information.

Shaw Trust is a subcontractor to the special purpose vehicle, CDG-WISE Ability Limited (link opens new window).

Read the CDG-WISE Ability annual review 2014, (PDF, 1.36MB, link opens a new window)  or the CDG - WISE Ability Annual Review 2012 (MHT 33KB, opens in new window)

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