Defining disability is complicated as each individual experiences, restrictions or impairments are different. A person may be born with a disability or acquire it later in life due to injury or illness. It may be visible, invisible, permanent, temporary, physical, intellectual or related to mental health.

Luke Grant (employer), Alex Moore (account manager) and Shaun Smith (participant).
Luke Grant (employer), Alex Moore (account manager) and Shaun Smith (participant).

Types of disability

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Mental health conditions

Impact an individual’s emotions and/or behaviour. It is characterised by how a person thinks, feels or perceives. It is estimated that 45% of people will experience a mental health illness during their lifetime.

2

Sensory disability

Impacts a person’s senses, spatial awareness and interaction with the world around them. Includes visual, hearing and speech impairments.

3

Physical disability

Impairs mobility, physical capacity and stamina.

4

Neurological disability

Affects an individual’s ability to learn and communicate. It can be caused by illness, generic, injury or neurodevelopmental conditions.

Since every person’s needs are different, we will first need to understand your goals and needs to support you on your journey to stay or find a job that is right for you.

With Castle Disability Employment Services, we can support people with a disability to become job-ready and seek out the appropriate job for them as well as offering them support when they obtain employment if they need it.

We get you ready for work and support through your entire employment journey- from start to finish.

If you are an organisation wanting to support a team member with a disability, please visit this page.

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