Support with employability when you need it

Examples of Support

Formal advice ( advocacy, facilitation, mediation & legal ) relating to: employment options, information on HD for employers, employment law and employment rights, changes to working patterns, workplace adaptations and equipment.

Key Services and People

HD Clinic ( HD Clinical Lead, HD Specialists, Specialist Youth Advisor, Financial Wellbeing Officer )

Scottish Huntington’s Association Financial Wellbeing Service .  Alternative services are provided by Citizens Advice, Macmillan, Money Advice Trust , Money Matters ( South Lanarkshire ) & Your Money ( North Lanarkshire )

Employment Lawyer ( contact Scottish Huntington’s Association or Citizens Advice or for initial assistance )

Trades Unions

Independent Advocacy ( North LanarkshireSouth Lanarkshire )

Occupational Therapy ( North Lanarkshire  ,  South Lanarkshire )

Disability Employment Service also ( North Lanarkshire  ,  South Lanarkshire )

Job Centre Plus Work Coach

Healthy Working Lives

Access to Work

Universal Credit

Disability Rights

Occupational health

Staff Associations

Integrated Multi Agency Arrangements, Referral Pathways and Resources

Referral to HD Specialist who will assess support required, either providing direct advice to client and/or employer, or referring to/ coordinating one or more of the key services identified for specialist advice

For under 25 year olds, refer to Specialist Youth Advisors who will assess support required before referring on to one or more of the key services identified for specialist advice and vocational rehabilitation

Standards

Referral Standards of service used

Outcomes

People with symptoms of HD and their families or carers are able to work in line with their abilities and choices, have good access to advice about employment rights and are well connected to employment support services.

National Care Framework for Huntington's Disease

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