Fit For Work

If you are one of the 1 million people in Britain, who can’t find employment due to your status as a disabled person, don’t despair, as your problem may be solved if you pay a visit to the Fit for Work event to be held at Morden Baptist Church on Friday 17 March.

Fit for Work is being co-ordinated by Merton Council with the support of the London Development Agency and Unison, who have kindly sponsored this event aimed at carers and anyone with a disability, including a learning disability or sensory impairment, looking for advice and support in relation to employment matters.

Next Friday’s event will offer them an appropriate forum to throw some light on ATW (Access to Work), a Government scheme run by Jobcentre Plus that offers practical advice and help that can be adapted to suit the needs of an individual with a preference for a particular job. ATW also offers the potential of a grant towards the approved costs that transpire, as a result of an individual’s disability, such as special aids equipment or additional computer costs.

There will also be advice on what organisations can offer disabled people a viable career path, as well as what support they can expect when they gain employment and top tips on how to make an impact in the event of an interview. In addition, they can find out to how to make CVs more eye catching and how to access jobs via the various mediums that exist.

At present, there are over two million disable people in employment within Britain, but with over 1 million disabled people without employment, who could offer various skills and attributes, it’s imperative that we address this problem and worrying statistic.

Merton Council employees are also welcome to attend Fit For Work, which starts at 10.30am in Morden Baptist Church, Crown Lane, Morden. If you would like further information please contact Julie Phillips on 020 8545 3967