Things you need to know
“It’s not what you know it’s who you know. Get out there, make friends and network!” Mark
Other information which may help you get on your pathway to paid employment:
You need to know how a paid job will affect your benefits. You may be able to claim some benefits while you do a paid job.
These organisations can help:
Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) helps you find the benefits you are entitled to.
Benefit Claims – Tax Credits – if you work over 16 hours per week you might be able to get tax credits
Tel: 0800 88 22 00
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Tax) helps with all things to do with tax including self-employment.
Access to Work
Tel: 0800 100 900
An advocate can help you speak out your views and needs. An advocacy service is free, independent and confidential.
Supports anyone aged 18+ living in Lancashire who requires help dealing with issues about health or social care services.
Tel: 01253 362 140
This service is for people in Lancashire who need support to make their views heard.
Tel: 0300 323 0965
Self advocacy is the ability to speak up for yourself and the things that are important to you.
Learn how to make your voice heard.
NWTDT – North West Training and Development – if you want your views to be heard across the North West
Tel: 01254 790 220
IC Jason Rhodes Ltd – Jason has set up his own business. He works in partnership with North West Training and Development.
Tel: 01254 790 220
Learn to travel independently to get out and about and improve your job prospects.
The North Lancashire Learning Disability Partnership Board are developing a person centred travel training pack.
More information on this website soon.
Disability First, Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre
Tel: 01253 472202 or 01253 472203
Disability Equality North West
Tel: 01772 558863
One Voice Lancaster – disability advice and
Tel: 01524 34411
Offer a free information & advice service run by disabled people, for disabled people based in Morecambe
Tel: 03333 44 88 20
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