Jane, who had her arm amputated, has been on Employment Support Allowance (ESA) – Disability for two and half years after damaging her ‘good shoulder’ while swimming trying to get fit.
When Penelope* was made redundant, after nearly 20 years working with children, she found it difficult to find a new role.
Since I began childminding nearly 10 years ago, there have been a lot of changes;
Justin had been unemployed for two years when he was referred to the Work Programme. After two years of unsuccessfully applying for jobs his confidence and self-esteem had been knocked. Justin also needed support to improve his employability skills.
This Friday is Carers Rights Day, which brings organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to.