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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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Learn new skills and prepare for work by growing fruit and vegetables for the local community.

    • King's Park Allotment Project: 01202 452755
  • 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
  • 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 420364
    • Oh Crumbs - Weymouth: 01722 691510
  • We provide a variety of recovery focused activities, training and one-to-one support for people with mental health problems.

    • Richmond Fellowship - East Dorset Community: 01202 496267
  • Shaw Trust is a national charity that helps people facing disadvantage into work, gain skills and take control of their futures.

    • Shaw Trust: 0800 389 0078
  • Tomorrow's People is working in to support people who suffer from long term health issues return to work in the Poole and Bournemouth area.

    • Sarah Wilkinson: 07825 712267
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