Employment support

We can help if you become ill or disabled while you are working.

We can advise you about the welfare benefits you may be entitled to when you reach the end of your sick pay. But we will need to refer you to other organisations if you feel your employer is treating you unfairly.

We can also help you if you are disabled and trying to return to work.

To discuss any matter over the telephone in confidence or to make an appointment to see us in person please ring us on 01394 387070. Monday to Thursday, 10:00am to 3:00pm. Or use our contact form.

Employment and Support Allowance

This offers you support and financial help so that you can do appropriate work if you are able to. Go online to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) on Gov.uk, or phone free on:

Contact centre numbers
Telephone: 0800 055 6688
Textphone: 0800 023 4888
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

There is more advice in this Guidance on ESA.

Further employment help

Disability and Work – Know your rights, Government support

Access to Work Scheme – Practical support from Jobcentre Plus for getting to work or help at work with equipment.

Employment Services for Disabled People – Jobcentre Plus, The Work Programme, permitted work when receiving benefits

Working Tax Credit (Disability Element) – You may be awarded this if you or your partner has a disability and usually work 16 hours or more a week.

More useful links