Getting Work and Working

Find out here about getting work and working, support schemes, grants, mentored work placements and your work-related rights and entitlements.

COVID-19 information COVID-19 information for employers and employees

Information for employees and self-employed, information for employers, apply for the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment, Illness Benefit for COVID-19 absence, and Social Welfare COVID-19 contacts.


DSP national Income Support Helpline for COVID-19: (9am-5pm): 01 248 1398 / 1890 800024Email to request a form by post.

DSP Illness Benefit Support Helpline for COVID-1901 704 3300 / 1890 928400 or email queries to

If your query is about an existing or pending payment in the local Intreo office, including Jobseekers Benefit, Jobseekers Allowance or One Parent Family Payment call or email Intreo Services in Bray on 01-2117900 or email For COVID-19 related queries call 1890 800 024.


Community Welfare Service queries call Bray office on 087 618 1195, or 087 342 7415, or 086 795 3823, or 086 850 0691 or email


Background information

Comprehensive Employment Strategy for People With Disabilities 2015-2024.

Government’s current Employment Strategy for People With Disabilities.

Useful websites

Citizens Information website

Information on working with a disability, including Employment Rights; Looking for Work, Options at Work; Support Schemes; Training Opportunities; Disability Payments and grants. website

Information on workplace supports and entitlements.


Jobs Ireland website

DSP online recruitment website: connects you with employers; automatic job-matching and notification; advice on CVs and interviews.


Careers Portal website

Create your own career profile, discover your career interests and personality, and get your interests matched to careers and courses. Info on career profiles and sectors and apprenticeships.


Grad Ireland website

Info on graduate job opportunities and events, and careers advice.


AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability

Looking for Work page for graduates. Sections include: I’ve graduated: what next? WAM mentored work placement programme; Job seeking tips. Disclosure; Grants; Work-related Legislation.


Irish Wheelchair Association Ability Programme

Three-year long employability and job-seeking skills programme for people with a physical disability aged 18–29. website

Information on how the Civil and Public Service promotes and supports the development and employment of people with disabilities and promotes diversity and inclusion.


Ready for Work EmployAbility Service

Business in the Community Ireland runs Ready for Work, an EmployAbility Service that provides career guidance, work experience and support to people with disabilities and health challenges.



Specialist consultancy that recruits and supports talented people with Autism and Aspergers, and similar challenges.


Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission

Information on your rights in the workplace.


Local contacts


Intreo Centre Bray

Civic Offices, Main Street, Bray, County Wicklow, A98 X6N3

Tel: (01) 211 7900 (national number)


Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) service, providing employment services and information on the full range of income supports provided by DEASP.

Opening hours: Mon & Tues 9:15-17:00, Wed: 9:15-15:00, Thurs & Fri: 9:15-17:00, closed for lunch each day between 12:30 and 14:00


EmployAbility Wicklow

The Mill Building, The Maltings, Co. Wicklow.

Tel: 01 211 6474. email:

Free employment information and supports, such as job coaching, for jobseekers aged over 18 who have a disability. Information and supports for employers on employing people with disabilities.


Bray Area Partnership

1st Floor, Boulevard Centre, Quinsborough Road, Bray

Tel: (01) 286 8266  Email:

Training for work; local employment service (see listing below); supports to become self-employed; well-being supports; Tús community work placements; family supports; free home insulation scheme. Job Alert listing current vacancies in Bray and surrounding areas posted weekly on BAP website.


Bray Area Partnership Local Employment Service

86 Main Street, Bray

Tel: (01) 276 5592  Email:

Local employment service: support to explore your employment options, identify education and training, search for and apply for jobs, cv preparation and interview skills.


Bray Community Enterprise

1st Floor, Boulevard Centre, Quinsborough Road, Bray

Tel: (01) 205 0111  Email:

Free support and training to help you become self-employed / set up your own business and sign onto the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance.


Wicklow Local Enterprise Office

Tel: 0404 30800  Email:

Supports and training to help you become self-employed / set up your own business.


KWETB Bray Adult Guidance Service

1 Brennan’s Parade, Bray.

Tel: 01 276 4638  Email:


Free professional adult guidance, counselling, information and support to unemployed people who wish to return to learning, education or work.


Just Ask: a Handbook for Employers and Employees

A handbook from EVE that describes supports that can be provided for employees with mental health difficulties.

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