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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 097730, 07483 178800
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:
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
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)
Our numerous skills, training and employment programmes help disabled and disadvantaged people of all ages to take control of their lives and succeed in finding work.
- Enham Trust - Employment and Skills: 01264 345800
Hope2Cycle is a charitable community partnership promoting cycling, recycling, health and wellbeing in the beautiful area of North Dorset and beyond.
- Hope2Cycle - Shaftesbury Workshop: 01747 851397
- Hope2Cycle - Sherborne Workshop:
- Hope2Cycle - Bournemouth Shop: 07530 968506
Links to Work is a voluntary programme that offers a unique service in which you can choose your own tailored support package to help you get back into the world of work.
- Links to Work: 0800 917 9262
Jobs and training services that enable people with a learning disability to find paid employment.
- Mencap: 020 7454 0454 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
Principal provider of expert, independent careers guidance for young people and adults in Dorset.
- National Career Service: 01202 677557
Interested in working in an office environment? Office4You is a work experience project based in Wareham, offering adults with a learning disability the opportunity to gain office and IT skills and training.
- Ian Perry: 01929 557719
Oh Crumbs Catering Services provides training in both catering and customer service skills. These services are designed to increase skills and experience over a specific time after which you may progress to voluntary or paid employment.
- Oh Crumbs - Bridport: 01308 422666
UK's leading provider of disability employment services. Remploy's mission is to transform the lives of disabled people and those experiencing complex barriers to work by providing sustainable employment opportunities.
- Remploy: 0300 456 8110
Restore Support Network is a national registered charity providing personalised one-to-one support for older people in prison prior to release, as well as for those with criminal convictions in the community who are over 50 years of age with physical, mental health or social care needs.
- Restore Support Network: 01392 964863 - Head Office & South-West Regional Office
Shaw Trust is a national charity that helps people facing disadvantage into work, gain skills and take control of their futures.
- Shaw Trust: 0300 30 33 111
SSAFA's vision is: 'In recognition of their service to the Nation, SSAFA works to ensure that the needs of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families are met in an appropriate and timely way'.
- SSAFA - the Armed Forces charity: Forcesline (our help desk for any member of the armed forces, veterans and their families): 0800 731 4880
If you are looking for a volunteer vacancy in Dorset, come and see us in our Dorchester office or talk to our Outreach Workers around Dorset.
- Volunteer Centre Dorset: 01305 269214
Wessex DriveAbility is a charitable organisation dedicated to assisting people with disabilities or medical conditions to drive independently. We also carry out Fitness to Drive Assessments for older persons.
- Wessex DriveAbility: 023 8055 4100