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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  • Enham Trust - Employment and Skills

    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

    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
  • King's Park Allotment Project

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

    • King's Park Allotment Project: 01202 452755
  • Kitchen Project

    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
  • Kiwi Education

    If you are aged between 19-24 then our Traineeship Pre-Apprenticeship programme is an ideal way for you to develop important skills and experience that employers are looking for.

    • Kiwi Education: 02380 170380
  • Links to Work

    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
  • Mencap

    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)
  • National Career Service

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

    • National Career Service: 01202 677557
  • Office4You

    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

    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
  • Remploy

    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

    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
  • Richmond Fellowship - East Dorset Community

    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

    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 - the Armed Forces charity

    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
  • Tomorrow's People - Impact Programme

    Tomorrow's People is working in to support people who suffer from long term health issues return to work.

    • Tomorrow's People - Impact Programme:
  • Volunteer Centre Dorset

    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

    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