If you’re disabled, you may have found that trying to get a job is extremely challenging. Luckily, the government’s Access to Work scheme can give you the extra funding and support needed to not only go to interviews in the first place, but hold onto long-term employment.
Setting up and running your own business can be an extremely fulfilling endeavour. One of the hardest parts can be getting your company off the ground in the first place, and for this some extra cash is often required. Whilst some enterprises can start off small and grow organically, others need a significant investment of capital from the outset. If you’re looking for help with setting up your own business, there are several funding sources to look into.
Energy is expensive, and the price of gas and electric is unlikely to fall any time soon. As a result, you might be struggling to make ends meet, or are just rather frustrated at the proportion of your monthly income going on utility bills. If this is the case, you might be able to benefit from insulation grants. Though not paying your bills directly, insulating your home increases its energy efficiency and, as a result, can reduce your bills.
It can be hard to accept you’re one of society’s vulnerable people. It’s harder still when you’ve lived a long and fulfilling life only to enter your twilight years and find yourself struggling to make ends meet. After retirement, and when the chance of boosting your income has long since past, you might discover that after paying your household bills and buying groceries there is little left behind. At this time of life, you’re also more likely to experience health difficulties which could require home modifications and specialist equipment. Finding the money to pay for these can be a challenge, and it’s here that grants for the elderly can provide an invaluable lifeline.
Support for disabled people has increased over the years. As the legal implications of the Equality Act become clearer to employers and society in general, the treatment of disabled people has vastly improved. Better opportunities to get into work and stay in work, as well as the dignity of being treated fairly are more readily available, and rightly so. However, many people are still unaware of what the Equality Act is, what legal rights are enshrined under the Act and what you can do if you are disabled and feel you are not being treated fairly. This article seeks to explain a bit more about the Equality Act and make you more informed.