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Learning, working and volunteering

Education, working and volunteering can all be good for your health, wellbeing, and recovery from illness. This applies to adults of all ages, including disabled people and people with health conditions.

In this section you can find details of education, employment and volunteering opportunities.

You can search on the left for:

  • a range of local and national support and advice agencies that can advise you on education opportunities.
  • local job centre plus services and organisations that can help disabled people to find employment or stay in work, including employment services, careers services and voluntary organisations.

Supported employment contacts

View list of organisations who have supported employment opportunities for local residents. 

Frequently Asked Questions

If you live in Hackney and are looking for a job or an apprenticeship, Ways into work can help you. Whether you're just starting out, haven't worked for years or you want to change careers, they can advise you, find you the more..…

You can join all the libraries in Hackney by visiting any one of our libraries, or by completing an online form. Find out more about joining a library. For a list of local libraries see library branches which includes opening more..…

You can contact your local job centre and speak to the Disability Employment Advisor who provides support for disabled people to get back to work. Gov.uk also has information about support for disabled people including pathways to work, work schemes more..…

If you know the course you want to study contact the college and ask to speak to the Disability Advisor or Learning Support Co-ordinator. Every college or university should have one. They can help organise the support you may need. more..…

Volunteering is when you choose to give your time to help others, either in our local community or elsewhere. It can take lots of different forms – formal or informal, individual or in groups, indoors or outdoors. Volunteers contribute a more..…