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
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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
Supporting work related activity for adults with disabilities in the BCP area.
- 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.
- Crumbs - Cook and Learn Workshops: 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
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
Learn new skills and prepare for work by growing fruit and vegetables for the local community.
- King's Park Allotment Project: 01202 452755
The Kitchen Project prepares, cooks and serves the healthy hot school Meals for King's Park Academy in Boscombe. This unique Project offers adults with learning disabilities the opportunity to be involved in the production and service of healthy school meals.
- Kitchen Project: 01202 727963
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)
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