Category: Employment

RNIB training rolled out to jobcentre staff

Jobcentre Plus (JCP) staff will now be able to access new training through an online portal, which offers information and advice to better support people with sight loss to find a job that’s right for them.   The Department for Work and Pensions has worked with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to establish the scheme. In addition, some jobcentres will also be kitted out with virtual reality headsets designed by RNIB, that when used with an RNIB app mean JCP staff can experience what it feels like to have sight loss. Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson said: “Sight loss affects...

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Employment at TPT

Employment is how most people earn a living, but it is also often how we define ourselves and what gives us our sense of self-worth.   It also provides opportunities to meet new people and learn new skills. earning your own money is important to many in relation to identity and independence and our research has shown that blind and partially sighted people are financially better off in work than they are when receiving out of work benefits. It is estimated over 20,000 blind and partially sighted people are currently working in every main category of employment in a...

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