Work and mental illness - Useful Information
ADVICE - BENEFITS AND EMPLOYMENT
Citizens Advice Bureaux offer free, confidential impartial and independent advice. They have expertise in dealing with benefits and work issues. You can find out more and find your local bureau at the following websites:
The Benefits Enquiry Line (run by the Department for Work and Pensions) can provide general information and advice on benefits, and complete claim forms for Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance and Carer’s Allowance over the phone. They can be contacted on -
Freephone - 0800 88 22 00 Minicom - 0800 243 355
(Mon - Fri 8.00am to 6.00pm)
The Disability Law Service can provide information on all matters surrounding disability which includes work and discrimination. They may help you challenge decisions which discriminate against you as a disabled person.
Disability Law Service, 39-45 Cavell Street, London, E1 2BP
National Advice Line - 020 7791 9800 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm)
Minicom - 020 7791 9801
e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
website - www.dls.org.uk
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory body that aims to help eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society.
Address: Equality and Human Rights Commission Helpline
The EHRC helpline closed in Oct 2012 and has been replaced by the 'Equality Advisory Support Service':
Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS)
Advice line 0808 800 0082 (Mon-Fri 9am-7pm and Sat 10am-2pm)
Textphone 0808 800 0084
FREEPOST EASS HELPLINE FPN6521
Volunteering England is an independent charity and membership organisation, committed to supporting, enabling and celebrating volunteering in all its diversity. They have an England wide network of volunteer centres. You can find a centre close to you on their website
Website - www.volunteering.org.uk
Do-it was launched in 2001 with the first national database of volunteering opportunities in the UK.
Website - www.do-it.org.uk
Remploy is one of the UK's leading providers of employment services to people with barriers to work.
18c Meridian East
Meridian Business Park
Telephone - 0845 155 2700
Website - www.remploy.co.uk
Email - email@example.com
Shaw Trust is a national charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently.
Website - www.shaw-trust.org.uk
Richmond Fellowship offer a wide range of housing, care, employment and community support services for people with mental health problems throughout the country.
80 Holloway Road
Tel - 020 7697 3300
Website - www.richmondfellowship.org.uk
The government's Business Support Helpline provides free business advice and support online and through local advisers.
Telephone: 0300 456 3565 (Mon-Fri 9am - 6pm)
Business Debtline is a charity that provides free debt advice to small businesses over the telephone. They also have a website with useful factsheets and sample letters.
Tel - 0800 197 6026 (Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm)
Website - www.bdl.org.uk
National Apprenticeship Service is responsible for apprenticeships in England. There is comprehensive information about apprenticeships in England on their website.
Telephone: 0800 015 0400 or 0247 682 6482
National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities.
Tel - 0800 100 900 (8am - 10pm daily)
Email via website
Website - https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
Need practical advice & info? We can help.
Contact our Advice team about mental health & related issues
0300 5000 927 Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4pm, not including bank holidays