Self-Employment amd Disability

Self-employment is a good and realistic option for many with a disability due to the good support available.  You can also still apply to Access to Work for support, like for disability equipment or a support worker to help or transport help if you are self-employed.  These links provided detailed information and many case study examples.

Department of Work & Pensions.  Starting Your Own Business.  A guide for disabled entrepreneurs.  It is a very detailed and useful guide for information and case studies.  http://media.wix.com/ugd/7da63c_165f8309906b486ba49e4c5b3be7aa62.pdf

Ki Kaleidoscope is an Investment Training Programme helping those with a disability with funding, mentors and skills for self-employed.  https://www.kaleidoscopeinvestments.com/

Scope Charity.  Self Employment Advice.  The Disability Charity offers detailed self-employment advice for those with disabilities.  https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/get-ready-for-self-employment

The Princes Trust helps young disadvantaged people up to the age of 30 start a business.  Disability is one area they work with.  https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/help-for-young-people/support-starting-business?utm_expid=.ffrM7V0UQ4SdWjaz5vsSkg.0&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.princes-trust.org.uk%2Fhelp-for-young-people

Stelios Disabled Entrepreneur Award.  https://www.leonardcheshire.org/about-us/press-and-media/press-releases/bristolian-flies-high-win-stelios-award-2018

Inclusive films document.  Mini videos of people with learning disabilities, making self-employment work well for them.  https://inclusivefilms.org/self-employment/

Inclusive films document.  Mini videos of people with a history of mental health issues making self-employment work well for them.  https://inclusivefilms.org/self-employment-for-people-with-mental-health-problems/

The Foundation for people with learning difficulties do lots of detailed information booklets, including an Easy Read option on self-employment as a work option.  These include looking at business ideas, business plans and self-assessment.  They also run as part of their In Business programme workshops.  https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/learning-disabilities/our-work/employment-education/self-employment-business-programme

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