Where can you get information on employment issues?
If you have a health condition or a disability that affects your ability to work, JobCentre Plus in Cornwall offers a service for disabled workers by putting them in touch with a Disability Employment Advisor (DEA). A Disability Employment Advisor will help you to find work or to gain new skills for a job. They can help with work preparation, advocacy, recruitment, and confidence building. Disability Employment Advisors offer an employment assessment to find out what kind of work would suit you best. For more information on Disability Employment Advisors call 0845 6060 234
Inspiring Work is a website that gives information on the back-to-work support available in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly:
For more information on Cornwall Works call 01877 355015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Viva, Volunteer Cornwall
This programme is for you if you have a disability or a long-term illness, or if you support someone who does. Viva enables those with a disability or a long-term illness to try volunteering in a fun environment. You will build your confidence, gain skills, develop friendships, and engage with your community.
Other sources of information
The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) has very useful information on employment issues which can be found on their website:
Arthritis Research UK also produce a useful booklet called Work and Arthritis. This is available on-line and can be obtained as a booklet.