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There are specialist support services in the borough that provide individuals with learning disabilities and/or autism and other additional needs access to work.

Dudley Dog logoWe will continue to work with and develop our partnerships to achieve paid employment opportunities for individuals with SEND in the Dudley Borough.

Helping you to gain employment

Access to work grant

If you have a disability, health or mental health condition, you could be eligible for a grant which could pay for practical support to help you:

  • Start working.
  • Stay in work.
  • Move into self-employment or start a business.

For further information visit Access to Work.

Speaking Out

The following services can offer general support and help you to be heard.

Dudley Advocacy

Dudley Voices for Choice

Black Country Impact

There can be no doubt that these are challenging times for some young adults in the Black Country. The Black Country Impact is determined to tackle the barriers that may be preventing some young adults from becoming all they can.

Through specialised services ranging from coaching to managed work placements, our work will ultimately give our young adults the best employability prospects for the future, benefiting both them and our communities.


Connexions offer a wide range of support for young people and their families with regard to accessing education/employment and developing necessary skills to support this.

Talent Match

Facilitated through the Dudley Hub via Dudley College. The aim of the Talent match service is to provide young people with support via various activities to increase self-confidence, instil optimism and encourage growth.

Work clubs

If you are looking for work why not drop into one of our work clubs for assistance with CV writing, job applications, careers advice and interview techniques.

  • Brierley Hill Library Work Club - Thursdays, 1.30pm - 3.30pm.
  • Dudley Library Work Club - Mondays 10.00pm - 12.00pm.

For more information on the above, please call 01384 813781.

Information for employers

You too can become a disability confident employer.

Additional information

  • Dudley Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Welfare Rights Service - welfare benefits information and support is available to people who have had a social care assessment and also those who have support from other agencies.
  • Benefits - administers applications for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction for residents within the borough.
  • Benefits - General information on universal benefits.

For more information please contact Access to Adult Social Care.

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