Why should someone with an impairment be referred to an employment specialist?
Employment specialists who know about the local employment market and who are knowledgeable about and experienced in assisting disabled people and those with a long term health conditions, aim to match the two in finding suitable positions for people. From the point of view of a business or organisation, employing somebody with an impairment is in most respects little different from employing anybody else. However, it can help if there is an experienced intermediary involved who can smooth over any difficulties. They will have in-
How do I refer someone to a local employment service?
Some local services accept self-
When accessing a service, are there any problems which can occur with sources of funding, such as joint funding?
Occasionally there may be restrictions on accessing more than one service from the same funding stream e.g. European Social Fund, but this is unusual and will be stated quite clearly if it is a potential issue.