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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: mlmc.directory@dorsetcc.gov.uk

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  • Abilities is an established training provider with over 20 years experience in helping people back into employment. We are a non-profit making charity working closely with local community and businesses to help and support people back into work.

    • Abilities - Blandford: 01258 453540
    • Abilities - Poole: 01202 802606
    • Abilities - Weymouth: 01305 771327
    • Abilities - Yeovil: 01935 312990
  • A social job club in Bournemouth run by Access Dorset.

    • Access Dorset - Journey to Employment: 01202 771336
  • Our SkillWorks project will provide accredited training to unemployed disabled people and people with long term health conditions, supporting them on their path to employability.

    • Access Dorset - SkillWorks: 01202 771336
  • Active Inclusion is the employment service of Collaborate 4 Change. We support adults with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders across Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset to develop employability skills through supported work schemes.

    • Andrew Lindup or Matt Taylor: 07501 456308 or 07875 401952
  • Principal provider of expert, independent careers guidance for young people and adults in Dorset.

    • Ansbury: 01258 454454 (Blandford), 01202 677557 (Poole), 01305 782180 (Weymouth)
  • 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: 01204 431638
  • Our aim is to create a world where lipreading is available to anyone who needs it.

    • Ruth Bizley: 01297 442239, 07855 340517 (text only)
  • Our aim is to create a world where lipreading is available to anyone who needs it.

    • Mags Chue: 01308 897543, 07790 811905
  • Our aim is to create a world where lipreading is available to anyone who needs it.

    • Liz Messer:
  • 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
  • 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 - Learning and Work: 01202 410500
  • Vacancies for volunteering opportunities in Bournemouth.

    • Bournemouth Council for Voluntary Service: 01202 466130
  • 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
  • A plant nursery providing work rehabilitation in a supportive environment for adults with severe and enduring mental illness.

    • Chestnut Nursery: 01202 685999
  • Advice and support for disabled people in Bournemouth. Our service is for people who are disabled. This may be because of a physical disability, sight or hearing impairment, learning disability, mental health problem or long term illness.

    • Community Employment Services - Bournemouth: 01202 531339
  • Supporting work related activity for adults with disabilities in Poole.

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

    • Ursula: 01202 519320
  • Enabling people with learning disabilities - we offer volunteering opportunities, training, workplace skills and courses.

    • Directions: 01305 762425
  • A social enterprise that provides real work experience and paid work opportunities to individuals with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs.

    • Luke Tomlin: 01305 457007, 07763 280268
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