Our employment service provides specialist support and advice to help blind and partially sighted people find employment, start their own business or stay in their jobs if they are losing their sight.

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Employment advice

We offer advice about retaining employment, and skills development. We can also offer a personal assessment and advice on presenting your disability positively.

Self-employment advice

We have information and advice for blind and partially sighted people about becoming self-employed. We also provide support for existing businesses.

Career advice

We have career advice for those who are unsure of what to do next. We can offer advice and guidance on using your skills and developing new ones for your chosen career.

Social enterprise

We aim to provide work experience opportunities for blind and partially sighted people within social enterprises.

Mohammed's story

Listen to Mohammed tell his story and how Action helped him with employment.

See the Capability, Not the Disability award

Nominate your employer for Action's award, recognising good practice in employing people with sight loss.



Where to get help

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If you need advice about employment then please Contact your local Action team or call the Action Employment Line and they will put you in touch with someone who can help.


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A range of employment resources are also available including advice on searching for employment, workplace issues and careers.


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