Support to Work employment support programme
Support to Work is an online and telephone support programme for disabled people in England and Wales who are applying for jobs.
Support to Work is open to disabled people who:
- are 16 years or over
- are looking for a paid job
- have internet, email and telephone or Skype access
- live in England or Wales
Dedicated employment advisers
You will get help from one of our specialist employment advisers with:
- employability skills like time management and confidence
- writing your CV
- preparing for interviews
We’ll advise you on many aspects of applying for a job, but we won’t write a job application for you, talk to employers on your behalf or find you work experience.
12-week action plan
Your employment adviser will work with you to create a confidential, personally tailored 12-week action plan. Your plan might include things like:
- reading job seekers' advice
- writing a CV or cover letter from a template
- research for an interview
We’ll keep your plan online, so you’ll need access to the internet.
Your adviser will be on hand to help you throughout the 12 weeks. At the end of the 12 weeks your time with the adviser will be up, but you'll still have access to your plan and all its resources online.
How to register
If you already have a Scope account
If you don't have a Scope account
Support to Work is an online and telephone service, not a face-to-face service, which may not be right for everyone. Contact us if you want to discuss whether Support to Work is right for you.
Using the service
You can contact your adviser via email, telephone or via your Support to Work account.
Sign in to your Support to Work account to:
- work on your action plan
- send a message to your adviser, for example to schedule telephone or Skype appointments
- see your scheduled appointments
- view resources your adviser has shared with you.
There is no limit on the number of telephone or Skype appointments you can have with your adviser.
If you’re looking for job opportunities
Support to Work can support with suggesting the best places to look for jobs and support you to apply for them. But we are not a recruitment agency or job brokerage service.
If you already have a job
Support to Work can’t help with problems in your current job. But we’ll do our best to help you via our other employment services and online employment advice.
Work With Me campaign
The Support to Work service is part of our Work With Me campaign supported by Virgin Media to raise awareness of and tackle the barriers disabled people face finding and keeping a job.