Disabled people are more than twice likely to be unemployed as compared to non-disabled people. Fortunately, if you are a UK citizen, the government will provide you with some disability benefits. While that helps, it might not be sufficient when you have a family to take care of or would like to live a more financially comfortable life.
So, how do you find the right type of job that enables you to work regardless of your disability? You do not have to look far; there are jobs for everyone out there, and your disability should not limit you from earning some money to make you financially secure. Here are a few jobs to consider.
Become a Freelancer
Do you spend a lot of time at home due to your disability? Then Freelancing is an excellent career option for you. To become a successful freelancer, you need to have at least one skill that is marketable so that you can sell your service to clients.
For example, if you are an excellent web designer, you can create websites for clients. If you like to write, you can become a freelance writer and regularly submit your articles and pieces to online newspapers or even start your own blog. If you cannot readily think of a skill you have, you do not need to worry. Many websites help you learn and develop new ones.
Get A Translation Job
These days, translation services are in high demand due to the emerging online jobs available. If you are fluent in another language like French or Mandarin in addition to English, then you can easily take on a translation job.
You will translate all sorts of documents, including E-books and manuscripts. There are many translation job websites available online. You might have some difficulty landing that first gig, but once you do, and your work is high-quality, you will receive more jobs.
Become a driver
If this sounds impossible, we are here to tell you that it is absolutely possible! Uber, for example, provides economic opportunities for persons with disabilities who are legally able to operate a vehicle. It also gives the perfect opportunity for those looking to leave the house and are qualified by the DVLA to drive.
If you are not a licensed driver, you can conduct some research to find out if you are eligible for a driving test. It pretty much involves the same process; however, you will be required to pass the practical test in a modified car.
If you have your license but no car, you can apply for affordable payment plans like the Motability Scheme and use your mobility allowance to pay for a modified vehicle. Under this scheme, you can score yourself a high-performing car like one of the Volkswagen Motability cars.
If you are well-versed in a particular subject field and you enjoy teaching, you can become an online tutor. Thankfully, many online tutoring sites let you register and set up classes or help students with their studies. You will find it easier to join these websites if you have some teaching experience or qualifications, but it is open for all. You would need to advertise your services online as well.
Your disability should not stop you from earning a living and taking care of yourself and your family. Hopefully, this article has helped and inspired you to find available career opportunities.