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
Wheels to Work
Richmond Fellowship
Julian House
Young People Provision
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Care Leavers Support

Care Leavers

The Leaving Care Service works with young people in local authority care to help them to prepare for independent living from the age of 16 up to the age of 25, for more information click here.

Small grants are available from The Care Leavers Foundation to care leavers up to 29. These are aimed at helping with personal development needs, crisis payments, education, training or employment needs. For more information please visit here.

Other useful websites for care leavers or for those supporting care leavers with employment and skills:

Wiltshire Leaving Care Service
Wiltshire Virtual School
Apprenticeship Information from Learning & Work Institute
Catch 22
Propel
Career Pilot
Become
The Care Leavers Association
National Network for the Education of Care Leavers
Coram Voice
Care Leaver Covenant

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

Information on support services available including Wiltshire’s Local Offer.

There are also links for information  if  you or your company need help with getting disability equipment.
Do you need help with transport? Click below to find out more about what national and local support there is.

Support for Carers

Information, advice and support for carers of all ages.

carersupportwiltshire.co.uk

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

https://carers.org/

Advice, information and support for carers across the UK.

https://www.carersuk.org/

An online resource and community for Young Adult Carers.

https://www.yacbook.co.uk/

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

www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do/helping-families/young-carers

Support for People with Convictions

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

www.unlock.org.uk

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​

nacro.org.uk

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

www.prosper4jobs.co.uk/

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

www.the-record.org.uk

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.

www.key4life.org.uk

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

Wiltshire Wheels to Work

Wheels 2 Work is a moped loan scheme for Building Bridges participants aged 17+ who cannot get to work or training because of transport difficulties. The service provides a fully insured scooter for up to 6 months (subject to availability).

For enquiries and further information about the scheme please call 01380 722475, email:transport@communityfirst.org.uk or via the Community First website here.

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

Build-a-Bike

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.

Click here for more information and to register.

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

Click here for a list of opportunities and programmes supporting young people into employment, education or training.

Please contact us if there is some provision you would like us to add.

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