being self-employed but offering an existing skill (eg architect, editor).
Outworkers are usually skilled piece-workers and contract packers who are paid to carry out a certain amount of work at their home.
Teleworkers are usually employees using technology installed at home by their employers to enable them to do their job from home and keep in touch with other teleworkers.
In some areas there is the Homeworkers’ Scheme (sometimes also known as the ‘Blind Homeworkers’ Scheme’ although it is not just for blind or visually impaired people). The scheme aims to provide support to those wishing to set up and run their own business from home. To qualify, you must be eligible for the Workstep programme run by Jobcentre Plus. Contact your local authority or DEA at the Jobcentre Plus office for more details. For more information about the sort of work you could do from home, visit the following website: www.homeworking.com