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Finding work

If you are looking for job vacancies there are many specialist websites you can look at, such as:

  • Suffolk jobs direct vacancies in the public and not-for-profit sectors in Suffolk and the surrounding area
  • Jobs24 helps you find Jobs in Suffolk

You can also access many local and national newspapers online or read them at a library.

Help to find work

  • Jobcentre Plus offers a number of programmes and services to help jobseekers, unemployed people, those with disabilities and others who may need extra help in finding work. Contact Jobcentre Plus
  • National Careers Service Information on planning your career, CVs, job applications and finding a job
  • Realise Futures a local organisation supporting people who want to return to work, education or training, maintain their employment or develop their employability skills


  • The GOV.UK website has information on benefits for people who are looking for work or who are in employment and entitled to extra financial support.

Family carers' rights at work

Information and support for family carers who want to combine caring with paid work

Employment support for people with mental health problems or a learning disability

The Shaw Trust provides an employment service to support you if you are over 18 and have a learning disability, autism or mental health problems.
They can help you to: 

  • prepare for work
  • find training or work experience
  • find and apply for paid work
  • manage a disability at work

and support you if you have problems at work.

They will recognise and respond to your abilities, aspirations and strengths and offer expert advice and practical help to find the right employment for you.


Other links

  • Apprenticeships and traineeships are open to all age groups above 16 years old, whether you are just leaving school, have been working for years or are seeking to start a new career
  • Care farms provide health, social and rehabilitation opportunities in a supervised and structured programme of farming related activities, particularly for people with learning or physical disabilities or mental ill-health

Updated December 2016

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