Continuing in training and employment can be great for the wellbeing and confidence of those who choose to do so. There are a range of organisations who can help to find opportunities to further your skills or find employment.
Careers Wales offers free guidance about careers and training opportunities no matter what your age or situation.
25 Bridge Street, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 2AL
Tel: 0800 028 4844 or 029 2090 6800 www.careerswales.com
Age UK offers information and advice to older people on education and training, finding work and discrimination – see www.ageuk.org.uk/work-and-learning
Pembrokeshire has a Disability Employment Advisor who can help you find work or disability-friendly employers in your area- contact your local Jobcentre for details. The Disability Employment Advisor will be able to give you information on financial assistance available such as Access to Work to help with training or disability adaptation in the workplace. Opportunities change frequently so it is worth keeping in touch with the Advisor.
As well as providing day opportunities, Norman Industries can offer paid employment to people with disability or long term health problems under the Work Choice programme. Work trials are also available to assess your ability to engage in paid work before making a commitment to come off benefits. To access these opportunities you must be referred from the Disability Employment Advisor.
Tel: 01437 763650 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Self-employment may suit the needs of older people and carers who wish to keep working but require flexibility to do so due to specific needs or other commitments. The New Enterprise Allowance is a scheme that supports people who wish to move off benefits and into self-employment by providing access to business mentoring and financial support. Contact your local Jobcentre or visit www.gov.uk for more information.
If you need help setting yourself up as self-employed, PBI (Pembrokeshire Business Initiative) run a free business start-up course and provide advice and support. Tel: 01646 689222
Employment Support Projects- Pembrokeshire currently benefits from Welsh Government and European grant funding to support people with disability or long term health problems back into work. For details of the most suitable project for your needs contact:
email@example.com or the European Team on 01437 776174.