Access to Work
Some young people with SEND may be eligible for an Access to Work grant which can help to pay for things like special equipment, fares to work if you cannot use public transport or a job coach.
Job coaches can offer the following benefits:
- Support to ensure the young person is settled and comfortable in their job role
- Help with understanding and achieving the tasks they need to complete through on the job training
- Support with communication between young person and employer
- On-hand to resolve any issues which may arise
To see if you may be eligible for an Access to Work grant please visit https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work/overview.
If you have an Education, Health and Care Plan and are planning to transition out of education then you can contact SENDemployment@surreycc.gov.uk to request support from a job coach.
Surrey Choices support those with disabilities in a number of ways including by running Saturday job clubs that are open to anyone looking for work. For those who are eligible for Adult Social Care they are also able to offer support to find employment. For more information please visit the Surrey Choices website.
Access to Work - An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition
EmployAbility (Surrey Choices) - EmployAbility is a dedicated service that helps to find work placements, training, volunteer opportunities and paid work for you if you have autism or a learning, physical or sensory disability
SEND Local Offer - contains information about services relating to special educational needs, disabilities, education & more