Free Guides from Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK (DRUK) have produced the following guides which you can read for free.

  • Get Back 16 - our free of charge guide on education, training and employment options for disabled people

We have been commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to produce this new information guide on the education, training and employment opportunities available to people with a newly acquired disability or health condition. 

The guide entitled “Get back to where we do belong: An employment skills guide for people with newly acquired disabilities or health conditions” has been endorsed by Professor Dame Carol Black and includes the following information:  what to expect from employers; advice and signposting on careers, education, training opportunities and welfare benefits; coping strategies and resilience.  Personal stories are used throughout the guide. 

Please inform anyone who you think would benefit from the guide.  We would also appreciate your feedback on how the guide has helped make a difference to you or your members by completing the very short survey on our website

“This document should find its place on every employer’s and manager’s desk, or better, in their pocket.”  Professor Dame Carol Black (Department of Health’s Expert Advisor on improving the welfare of working people).

  • Good practice in supporting disabled learners:

Disability Rights UK is developing a toolkit of resources for education providers to showcase good practice in supporting disabled learners to make the transition to internships and paid employment. The first set of materials has been published

  • Our new Into Further Education guide published:

This publication is for anyone with a health condition, learning difficulty or disability thinking about studying in further education in England. Into Further Education 2016 aims to answer common questions such as whether colleges will be accessible to disabled students, how to choose a course and what support will be available.