Shellsbelles started a thread about trying to find help with starting a new venture which is what I have also contemplated since my injury. I used to a self-employed IT consultant and since my injury have had the usual problems with concentration, memory, planning etc. which are key to the role.
I have been struggling to find an alternative career but find all the help even from the Jobcentre is very much geared up to helping you once you have found a role, want to go for an interview or have a job to go back to. Once I mentioned that I am in the ESA "support" group the local Jobcentre and their Main disability office in Cardiff were even more disinterested.
Whilst I am a long way off being ready for work, the desire is there but need to start some long term planning. I know going into the high profile IT role I had previously will be difficult, so what else can I do - I know there are many roles and opportunities out there but how do you find a role for the "new" me?
Whilst starting a new venture is certainly a possibility there are the obvious risks financially and personally and paid employment does provide a safety net. Has anyone out there found some help or sources of information to plan a career change in paid employment ?