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Jobs for people with arthritis

Hi all, does anyone know if there is any help for people who have arthritis getting into employment?
I’m currently working but need something which isn’t demanding and at a slower pace. I heard there was work that catered for people with disabilities. I just don’t know where to go.


  • ajollyajolly Posts: 55 mod

    Hi @Kata2308,

    Welcome to the forum.

    I am sure our members will soon jump in with their recommendations and advice about finding suitable employment with arthritis. In the meantime, I have found a link from our website which may provide some help.

    The page includes information on Work Choice which sounds like the programme you mentioned to help people with disabilities find suitable work. There is also information on ways you and your employer may be able to make your current role more manageable.

    I’ve also provided the direct link the UK Government’s Work Choice website.

    I hope this helps.

    Best Wishes,


  • Thank you so much. I didn’t know such sites existed. Thank you.
  • BrynmorBrynmor Posts: 446 admin

    Question for our members: does anyone know of local initiatives in their area that could be of some help, or information about work locally that may have slipped though the net?

    All our Face-to-Face services and activities have been suspended due to the coronavirus and it would be helpful to know if other local support is happening.


  • MoWWMoWW Posts: 30 mod

    There are various employability services, helping individuals who are living with a long term condition or disability get back into work. Check out this information https://www.gov.uk/looking-for-work-if-disabled

    Your local jobcentre should be able to signpost you to employability services in your area. Search on the web for local employability organisations. Due to Co-vid 19 some services may be limited at present.

    Disability Rights UK offer information on employment rights and support; https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/careers-and-work-disabled-people

    National Careers Service England gives information on moving into work or education, there are also links to similar services for each nation. https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/about-us

    Access to work (AtW) is a Government scheme that provides funding for specialist equipment, travel support or a support worker. whichever suits your needs to remain in, or start work https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work

    Within Scotland, Versus Arthritis has the Working Well service, providing information and guidance on staying in or returning to work. Email; [email protected]

  • Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky and Kirsty McPherson weren’t held back by suffering from arthritis, why should you be?

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