Have a look below at programmes and support being delivered in the Wiltshire area.

Care Leavers Support
Support for people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities
Support for Carers
Support for people with convictions
Building Bridges
Richmond Fellowship
Julian House
Young People Provision
Gypsies and Travellers
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Care Leavers Support

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A care leaver is a young person aged 16-25 years old who has been ‘looked after’ at some point since they were 14 years old, and were in care on or after their 16th birthday. As a care leaver you are entitled to various support to help you move into a successful working life.

Click here to go to our care leaver support page

Support for people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND)

Information on support services available to help people with special educational needs or disabilities in education, employment and training including Wiltshire’s Local Offer (Community Connecting, Supported Internships, Wiltshire Employment Support Team), along with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) programmes: Work and Health, Access to Work and Disability Confident; worker rights, transport support and employee support.

Find out more about support for SEND

Support for Carers

Information, advice and support for carers of all ages.


A major charity for carers across the UK, great for info and advice.


Advice, information and support for carers across the UK.


An online resource and community for Young Adult Carers.


Information for young carers and to services provided by Barnardo’s


Support for People with Convictions

Information, advice and support to people with convictions including a confidential peer run helpline.


Nacro has a dedicated Resettlement Plus Helpline which offers information and advice to ex-offenders, serving prisoners, their families and friends and to organisations working with them. 0300 123 1999​


A jobs board for ex-offenders looking for fresh starts, and employers seeking new talent


theRecord is an online magazine for law-abiding people with convictions.


Key4Life’s mission is to reduce youth reoffending through the delivery of an innovative rehabilitation programme to those in prison and those at risk of going to prison.


Building Bridges

The Building Bridges programme logo along with funding partners Big Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund

The Building Bridges programme supports people across Swindon and Wiltshire who are facing significant challenges in being able to develop their skills, access education or move towards the world of work. Taking part in the programme is entirely voluntary and all of our advice and support is offered free of charge.

Find out more about Building Bridges

Richmond Fellowship

Richmond Fellowship is a national specialist in integrated mental health care and provider of mental health services.

The Wiltshire Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Employment Service delivery by Richmond Fellowship is specifically for people using Secondary Care Mental Health or Social Care services In Wiltshire who want to find paid employment.

Find out more about the Richmond Fellowship IPS Service

Julian House


Julian House Bike Workshop is committed to offering vulnerable people opportunities to build confidence, learn skills and get a positive lift back into independence and employment.

Build-a-Bike is a six-week project-based course that has been developed in collaboration with Julian House service users. The course is intended for people with a history of homelessness, an offending background, substance misuse needs or long-term unemployment.

Build-a-Bike is a hands-on course that teaches all the skills needed to safely maintain a bike. Participants work with a workshop mechanic to fully dismantle a bike and rebuild it from its component parts. One-to-one support is available to make sure that people get the most out of their time on the course. Once the six-week course is completed, participants get to keep the bike that they have built along with a portfolio containing records of their work and an attendance certificate.

For more information and to register visit the website: www.jhbikeworkshop.org/build-a-bike/

They also offer a free:

  • 13-week loan of a fully serviced and safety-checked refurbished bicycle
  • Lock, helmet, pump and puncture repair kit for the duration of the loan.

Plus, a consultation with one of our mechanics, who will give tips on cycle routes, road safety and ways to look after your bike. At the end of the loan period, you can either return the equipment or purchase it at a discounted rate of 50% off.

For further details please contact the Julian House Bike Workshop in Trowbridge:

5-9 Duke Street, Trowbridge, BA14 8EA, 01225 764485, trowbridge@jhbikeworkshop.org

Young People Provision

A list of opportunities and programmes supporting young people into employment, education or training.


Gypsies and Travellers

Friends, Families and Travellers:

  • Work on behalf of all Gypsies and Travellers regardless of ethnicity, culture or background providing advice and consultancy, promoting health and wellbeing,  delivering training and much more.


Traveller Movement:

  • Promoting the inclusion of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers through community engagement, advocating their human rights and leading on powerful research to shape policy.
  • Deliver Functional Skills for NEET by 121 online tutors, within an exam at the end of the programme, young people will gain level 2 qualifications in English and Maths.  Also work on employability skills and further support after they complete the programme. 


Alternatively, if you have any questions you can click on the National Careers Service logo to open a webchat.

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