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Employment and Career Support

Employment for Deaf and Disabled

Working in partnership with Real DDPO, we provide employment support to Deaf, hard of hearing and disabled people living in Tower Hamlets. 

  • Information, Advice and Guidance 
  • Employment needs assessment 
  • Developing action plans to support clients to secure employment
  • Job preparation 
  • Mock Interviews 
  • Basic Skills such as English and IT 
  • Referral and signposting to training providers 
  • Support with seeking employment 
  • Support with telephone calls 
  • Assistance in filling in applications for employment 
  • Support with CV 
  • Support with interviews 
  • Working with employers to recruit and retain clients in work 
  • Free Deaf Awareness Training for a deaf employee’s new team when they secure work 
  • Assistance with applying for Access to Work funds 
  • In-work assistance and support 

Please contact us to make an appointment by emailing or calling 020 7790 8478. 


The Employment for Deaf and Disabled service is offered at the following deafPLUS locations:

tower hamlets

Career Progression Service

Funded by Trust for London we deliver a ‘Step Up’ project to support Deaf and hard of hearing Londoners to progress their careers. 

  • Career progression support 
  • Routes out of low-pay support 

We offer support to identify progression routes out of low-paid work. This could include advice, training and support to help low-paid workers into better-paid, sustainable employment which offers a career path, as well as work with employers. 

We will explore options on improving pay, conditions and rights for those on low incomes, including promoting the London Living Wage and addressing exploitative employment practices. 

deafPLUS are proud to achieve the London Living Wage accreditation. 

If you would like support progressing your career, please contact us on or if you are an employer and would like support training & developing your deaf employee, please call us on 020 7790 8478. 

The Career Progression Service service is offered at the following deafPLUS locations:

bromley ealing hackney hammersmith and fulham tower hamlets croydon

Job Workshops

Looking for a job?  Are you deaf or hard of hearing?  

Join our job search worshops held in Aldershot, Hampshire!

  • Identify your skills and where to look for a job 
  • Understand job adverts and how to apply to jobs 
  • Get help with your CV and application form  
  • Discover how the Government’s “Access To Work” (ATW) Scheme works 
  • Help with interviews 

A light lunch is provided at the workshop. 

The workshops dates are listed below.  You don’t have to attend all 6 workshops – it's never too late to enrol! 

Monday 20th May 2019 - Identifying skills and where to look for a job 
Monday 10th June 2019 - Understanding job adverts and applying for jobs 
Monday 24th June 2019 - CVs and application forms 
Monday 8th July 2019 - Access to Work (AtW) scheme and being deaf in the workplace 
Monday 22nd July 2019 - Work ethic and confidence building 
Monday 29th July 2019 - Preparation and mock interviews 

The Job Workshops service is offered at the following deafPLUS locations:


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