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      Employment support

      We offer specialist support to people who are deaf or have a hearing loss to gain training, find a job and retain employment.

      This project is funded by ESF, The Department for The Economy & The Department for Communities.

      Department for Communities logo Department for the economy logoEU Social Fund

      “If you are Deaf or hard of hearing and seeking employment, I highly recommend you engage with Action on Hearing Loss. The support from the employment team exceeded my expectations…they are supportive and 100% committed.”

      Contact us

      Email:, Belfast Office: 028 9023 9619 or 07903 238 102 (SMS only) North West Office: 07714 659 061

      In work

      • If you’re already in employment, and work 10 hours a week or more, our Workable team can help you, and your employer, with:

        • one to one support - specifically tailored to your needs
        • advice and assistance - making reasonable adjustments in your workplace
        • training - on the job and/or outside of work


        The Workable programme is delivered by seven disability organisations working together through the Supported Employment Solutions (SES) partnership. SES aims to offer a Supported Employment approach in the delivery of programmes to assist people with disabilities and health conditions to enter and stay in employment. It is funded by the Department for Communities.


      Looking for work

      • If you’re looking for a job or a training course, our Employment Team can help you:

        • with advice and guidance, to develop an individual Personal Development Plan so that you can achieve your employment goals
        • gain the skills to become more employable through training in assertiveness, communication, CV writing and interviewing
        • receive one to one support to search for jobs more effectively
        • get accredited qualifications in areas such as food hygiene and fire safety
        • experience a smooth transition, and settle into your job, by working with you for the first six months of employment


      For employers or training providers

      • Employers or training providers

        If you’re an educator or training provider, or an employer who would like to improve your accessibility for people who have a hearing loss, deafness or tinnitus, we can work with you to understand the barriers in your workplace or college that you may not even be aware of – and advise you on how to put things right.

        We can provide information and expert guidance on communication skills, staff awareness, communication support, legal obligations and best practice in making your organisation accessible to students or staff who are deaf or have a hearing loss.