Are you are about to start a new job?  Are you having difficulties in your existing job?   If so, our team can help both you and your employer to ensure you are happy in your job.

Through a programme called Workable NI, we can provide advice and support that will be geared towards you and your needs. 

How we can help you in work?

The support will be different for each individual and a member of our team will work with you and your employer to:

  • Help you to talk about issues with your employer, such as how your disability affects you in work and what tasks might be difficult for you
  • Improve your skills through training courses such as personal development, computer skills and work based training
  • On site support visits in your workplace which can help with things like changing hours or having a work 'buddy'
  • Organise training for people in your work to help them understand more about your disability
  • Linking up with people who can provide help with travel costs
  • Provide advice on the different types of benefits available to you & how to apply
  • Advise your employer about your rights in the workplace.  You can read more about this here

How we can help employers of disabled people?

180+ employers across Northern Ireland who employ disabled people are benefitting from support and advice through our Workable NI programme. The types of support include:

  • Disability awareness raising
  • Advice and guidance on reasonable adjustments
  • 1-1 job coaching and mentoring
  • Support to source specialised equipment
  • Support to source extra training
  • General advice to help solve disability issues in the workplace

You can get support through Workable NI if:

  • You have a disability
  • Are aged 16 or over
  • Are about to start a new job or are having difficulties in your existing job
  • Your job is 10 hours or more on a minimum of a 6 month contract

How long will the support last?

If you are in work, we will work with you and your employer for one year. If you need longer or shorter time at this stage this can be agreed with you, your employer and a member of our team.

For more information, contact Gillian or Miriam on 028 9029 7880 or email [email protected] or [email protected] 
Download our Workable NI leaflet

Workable NI is a programme funded through the Department of Communities.

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If you need help in finding a job, take a look at our Job Match Project