The “Work choice” scheme has now closed for new applications. If you are already getting support this will continue.
The “Work Choice” scheme can help you get and keep a job if you’re disabled and find it hard to work. The type of support you get depends on the help you need. It might include: – training and developing skills; building confidence; interview coaching.
There are 3 levels of support, for differing lengths of time: Work Entry: Up to six months support: advice on work and personal skills to help you find work; In-Work: Up to two years to help start work and stay in a job; Longer-term In-Work Support: Longer term help to get on in your job and work without support
To qualify for Work Choice you must be able to work at least 16 hours a week after Work Entry Support, have an impairment that means you find it hard to get or keep a job, and need specialist help that you can’t get from other government programmes or schemes (including Access to Work.)
You can apply for Work Choice if you have a job but are at risk of losing it because of a disability. This also applies to self-employed people.
For more information and access to the scheme, speak to a Disability Employment Adviser (DEA) at your local Job Centre Plus