GENERAL RESOURCES External resources Benefits and advice on looking for work The GOV.UK website contains details about government services and information: You can apply for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) if you have a disability or health condition that affects how much you can work Income Support can help you cover your costs if you’re on a low income Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It’s paid monthly - or twice a month for some people in Scotland. You may be able to get it if you’re on a low income, out of work or you cannot work You can apply for Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) to help you when you look for work Look for vacancies on the DWP's Find-a-job service You may be able to get help from Access to Work to make it easier for you to do your job or for support in interviews Citizens Advice provides free, confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person. You can ask them about benefits, housing, issues at work and many other things JobcentrePlus can assist with benefits claims and finding a job The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. Some direct services only apply to people living in England, but the Skills Assessment and Job Profile search can be done by anyone Portsmouth University has free assessment tools for autistic people and employers with no or mild learning disabilities. There are different profiles to help identify your most suitable career and appropriate workplace adaptations. They can also be used by an employer to understand what adjustments are needed. Contact them direct to arrange an assessment. IMAGE, developed by 5 European universities, aims to improve the employability of higher education graduates on the autism spectrum by developing self-advocacy and employability skills in students, promoting high-quality support practice in higher education professionals, and developing employer awareness and recruitment practices.