Being diagnosed with a neurological condition often means so much more than a change in your health.
You may feel you can no longer work in the ways you used to, or worry about workplace discrimination.
The Brain Charity’s staff can explain your rights. We can help you talk to your employer about reasonable adjustments.
We can also point you to specialist legal advice if you have a grievance or have faced unfair dismissal due to your health or disability.
Get in touch with us via the form below, or call our free helpline on 0800 008 6417.
What we can help with
If you’re currently in employment, The Brain Charity can advise on:
- The reasonable adjustments your employer should make to accommodate your new needs. These may include additional breaks, reduced hours or workload, flexible hours and specialist software or equipment.
- Information on your legal rights and options around changing your role, travel to the workplace or early retirement.
- Benefits, paperwork and advocacy for people balancing employment with a caring role.
- Applying for Access to Work funding, which will pay for practical support for you to do your job, or communication support at job interviews.
- What you may need to provide to be able to claim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).
Are you looking for a new job?
The Brain Charity’s employment team can help you take the first steps towards a new job, education or training .
If you’re unemployed, aged 18-65, live in the Liverpool City Region (Halton, Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St. Helens, Wirral) and are in receipt of an unemployment benefit, click here to find out more or contact our team on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Brain Charity’s team work with employers to promote awareness of neurodiversity.
Training packages are tailored to the organisation and include modules such as:
- What is neurodiversity?
- Benefits of a diverse workforce
- Breaking down workplace barriers for disabled people
- Steps towards Disability Confident accreditation
- National and local funding available to businesses