Employment and training

Services to help those with care and support needs with training, work experience, employment and how to prepare for work as well as volunteering opportunities

If you are a service provider and would like your organisation to be included on the directory, or if you need to inform us of any changes to your current entry, please contact us with brief details: comments.adultsocialcare@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

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  • Access Dorset - Build, Cook and Grow Activity Groups

    The groups focus on woodwork, DIY, building maintenance, gardening, growing in our polytunnels and cooking soup or other recipes for use in our cafe.

    • Access Dorset - Build, Cook and Grow Activity Groups: 01202 771336
  • Access Dorset - Horizons cafe

    *Please note the cafe is closed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic*

    • Access Dorset - Horizons Cafe : 01202 771336
  • AJZ Care - AJ Zion Limited

    We are a local, family-run recruitment agency based in Bournemouth, Dorset. We offer care jobs, support work, cleaning and domestic services. At AJZ Care, our goal is to provide well trained, reliable, committed care workers and support staff whose aims are to create a long term working professional with our clients. We pride ourselves with a high standard of service and therefore we are committed to investing in training our staffs and to undertake any necessary procedures to ensure that we deliver a service that we can personally recommend to our own family and friends.

    • AJZ Care - AJ Zion Limited: 01202 391287, 07483 178800
  • Ansbury

    Principal provider of expert, independent careers guidance for young people and adults in Dorset.

    • Ansbury: 01202 677557
  • Association of Disabled Professionals

    We provide a 24-hour answerphone and email service where disabled people can seek advice and support from another disabled person for employment advice, information and peer support.

    • Association of Disabled Professionals:
  • ATLA Lipreading Class - Bridport

    Our aim is to create a world where lipreading is available to anyone who needs it.

    • Ruth Bizley: Tel./text 07855 340517
  • ATLA Lipreading Class - Dorchester

    Our aim is to create a world where lipreading is available to anyone who needs it.

    • Mags Chue: 01308 897543, 07790 811905
  • ATLA Lipreading Class - Weymouth

    Our aim is to create a world where lipreading is available to anyone who needs it.

    • Liz Messer:
  • Autism Wessex - Community Support Service

    We provide services to people of all ages in their own homes or for the purpose of accessing a community activity or duty such as work, college or day services.

    • Autism Wessex - Community Support Service: 01202 853000
  • Bournemouth and Poole Volunteer Centre

    If you are looking for volunteer vacancies in Poole, please contact us.

    • Amy Collins: 01202 466130
  • Bournemouth Churches Housing Association (BCHA) - Employability and Skills

    We provide learning and training opportunities for hundreds of people each year, supporting people back in to employment and volunteering opportunities.

    • Bournemouth Churches Housing Association (BCHA) - Employability and Skills: 01202 410500
  • Cherry Tree Nursery

    A plant nursery providing work rehabilitation in a supportive environment for adults with severe and enduring mental illness. Volunteers benefit greatly from having purpose, meaning and structure in their lives, a crucial step in restoring self-esteem and dignity.

    • Cherry Tree Nursery: 01202 593537
  • Chestnut Nursery

    A plant nursery providing work rehabilitation in a supportive environment for adults with severe and enduring mental illness.

    • Chestnut Nursery: 01202 685999
  • Community Action Network

    Vacancies for volunteering opportunities in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

    • Community Action Network : 01202 466130
  • Community Outreach and Support Team (COAST)

    Supporting work related activity for adults with disabilities in Poole.

    • Community Outreach and Support Team (COAST): 01202 797841
  • Crumbs

    From our base in Bournemouth we offer specialist training provision for mixed-ability trainees. We offer pre-employment programmes of learning across sectors including catering & hospitality, administration, leisure and IT to improve skills, confidence, health and employability.

    • Crumbs: 01202 519320
  • Crumbs - Cook and Learn Workshops

    This free session is a fantastic opportunity for individuals of mixed-abilities to gain a unique insight into the professional training and support available at Crumbs. You can gain valuable experience of working within a professional catering environment. We welcome trainees aged 18+ from a variety of backgrounds, including those who have experienced mental health issues, learning disabilities, acquired brain injury or stabilized addiction.

    • Crumbs - Cook and Learn Workshops: 01202 519320
  • Dorset Abilities Group - Tuck by Truck

    A social enterprise that provides real work experience and paid work opportunities to individuals with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs.

    • Dorset Abilities Group: 01305 457007
  • Dorset Community Action - Building Better Opportunities

    One-to-one and group coaching to help you to into fulfilling employment of self-employment.

    • Dorset Community Action - Building Better Opportunities: 07585 976383 (for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole) or 07974 723087 and 07917 476196 (for Dorset)
  • Driving into older age

    This service is available to drivers over 70 years of age or any driver who wants to carry on driving after illness, particularly cognitive impairment, such as after a Stroke or Dementia diagnosis. This service will currently be available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays but I will increase availability if there is sufficient demand. The service is available from a person's home or any other venue in the Bournemouth, Poole or Christchurch area. My website will give more information, https://www.worldofolderdrivers.com/ Also this email address, woodbcp@gmail.com or my phone number 01202 064083.

    • Graham Mylward: 01202 064083