Disabled People - Employment and Training Schemes

Support is available to people with disabilities who want to gain new skills, find paid work or remain in employment. Below are some useful contacts:

Employment and Training for Disabled People
SchemeContact Details
Access to Work Scheme is available to help overcome the problems resulting from a disability. It might pay towards the equipment you need at work, adapting premises to meet your needs, or a support worker. It can also pay towards the cost of getting to work if you can't use trains or buses, and for a communicator at job interviews, if you need one. Cardiff Jobcentre Plus,
Access to Work Operational Support Unit, Alexandra House,
377 Cowbridge Road East,
Cardiff, CF5 1WU

Please note, the address is for posting mail - there is no walk in facility.

Telephone: 029 2042 3291
Email: twosu.cardiff@jobcentreplus.gsi.gov.uk
Website: www.direct.gov.uk
Arts Factory is an independent development trust that offers training opportunities in computer skills and a number of art and craft courses. Unit 11, Highfield Industrial Estate,
Ferndale CF43 4SX
Telephone: 01443 757954
Email: info@artsfactory.co.uk
Website: www.artsfactory.co.uk
Association of Disabled Professionals provides advice and information on employment issues to disabled people with professional or managerial qualifications or experience and operates the Disabled Entrepreneurs’ Network for disabled people who are self-employed or wishing to set up their own business. BCM ADP,
Telephone: 01204 431638
Email: info@adp.org.uk
Website: www.adp.org.uk
Careers Wales offers free careers information and advice for young people, adults, parents, employers and professionals in Wales. 10/11 Centre Court,
Treforest Industrial Estate,
Treforest, Pontypridd
CF37 5YR
Telephone: 0800 183 0283
Website: www.careerswales.com
Coleg Morgannwg provides further education for adults and young people, promoting independence and basic skills. Full-time courses include Pathways and Independent Living Skills, which is a foundation course for people with a sensory impairment. Part-time day and evening courses are also available. Contact the individual campus for more information. Aberdare: 01685 887500
Nantgarw: 01443 663379
Pontypridd: 01443 662800
Rhondda: 01443 663202
Email: college@morgannwg.ac.uk
Website: www.morgannwg.ac.uk

F.E. colleges have Additional Learning Support funds to assist students with disabilities to access learning.
Continuing or adult education enables you to learn a new skill in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and gain recognition through accreditation for informal learning in a range of community settings. Telephone: 01443 741332 / 744039 / 744000
Disability Arts Cymru promotes equal opportunities for disabled people in all aspects of the arts in Wales, concerning employment, education, training, access etc. Sbectrwm,
Bwlch Road,
Cardiff, CF5 3EF
Telephone: 029 2055 1040
Email: post@dacymru.com
Website: www.dacymru.com
Elite Supported Employment Agency provides the support toenable people with disabilities to access and maintain paid employment. 15 Talbot Road,
Talbot Green,
Pontyclun, CF72 8AD
Telephone: 01443 226664
Email: information@elitesea.co.uk
Website: http://www.elitesea.co.uk/
Shaw Trust provides training and work opportunities for people who are disadvantaged in the labour market due to disability, ill health or other social circumstances. The Courtyard,
D'Arcy Business Park,
SA10 6EJ
Telephone: 01792 321006
Website: www.shaw-trust.org.uk
Skill Wales is a facility for disabled students, their families, and disabled people moving into training and employment., their families, and disabled people moving into training and employment. Temple Court,
Cathedral Road,
CF11 9HA
Telephone: 029 2078 6506
Email: info@skill.org.uk
Website: www.skill.org.uk
Some Charitable Trusts can help disabled students to meet the cost of their education. There is a useful booklet on charitable trusts in the Skills website at this link: www.skill.org.uk/uploads/trusts.doc
Student Finance Wales provides information and makes grants available to Welsh students in further of higher education. Website: www.studentfinancewales.co.uk
Vision Products provides employment and development opportunities for people with a disability. Coedcae Lane Industrial Estate,
Telephone: 01443 229988
Website: www.visionproducts.org.uk