Support available in Wiltshire for those with barriers to work
A table of provision highlighting the support available for young people throughout Wiltshire via a range of activities and courses.
The Wiltshire Local Offer describes the range of services and support for children and young people, aged 0-25, with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). The Local Offer information is made available by this website, the SEND Information Service (SENDIS) helpline (01225 764647) provided by Wiltshire Parent Carer Council (WPCC), weekly updates from WPCC, and a variety of publications, information and engagement sessions facilitated by WPCC throughout the year. In addition, individual services provide information about what they provided as part of the Local Offer.
For questions or concerns about your child’s needs, please contact our Single Point of Contact on 01225 757985
In Wiltshire three voluntary sector organisations, Community First – in Devizes, Develop – based in Chippenham and Wessex Community Action in Salisbury worked together on various Transform Local Infrastructure (TLI) partnership projects. One of the projects was the setting up of a Community Support website for Wiltshire www.wiltshirecommunitysupport.org.uk
The objective was to bring together community support from the Voluntary Sector into a one website. Chris Franklin from cf10ten worked with the three organisations’ web developers to combine content from their organisations expertise on training, support, jobs, and volunteering to make a one stop resources for the Wiltshire Community.
Users can quickly find information via an A-Z directory and search facility to know what is available and who to contact. The ability to feedback and share information makes the site user friendly. The website will continue to be supported by the three partners for the next three years and will bring together other voluntary sector organisations. following its launch.
Greatwood is an organisation that uses ex-racehorses to educate disadvantaged children and young adults with special educational needs (SEN). Greatwood is a Wiltshire Council accredited alternative provider of education.
Rainscombe Hill Farm, Clench Common, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 4DT
Tel: 01672 514535
Carer Support Wiltshire (CSW) help carers to access support, services, education and training, and breaks from their caring role with days out and our popular pampering sessions. CSW ensures carers have a voice in policy making and planning for services, and works with health and social care professionals and employers to develop best practice.
Their dedicated and experienced team of support workers and volunteers provide one-to-one support, befriending and counselling services. Regular Carer Cafes and Carer Support Groups are held throughout Wiltshire and offer help, advice and peer support. CSW’s education and training programme helps to equip carers for their caring role as well as providing an opportunity to learn new skills. All of their course are free to carers – more information on the courses currently available can be found on the CSW website.
CSW also offer tailored support to those serving in or with a service record in the Armed Forces, and to Young Adult Carers – if you’re aged 16-25 and caring for someone, you can get in touch via their Young Adult Carers Facebook page.
Their Working for Carers membership and accreditation scheme helps employers to promote carer awareness within their organisation, and to create a compassionate and supportive culture for their employees. For more details on their employer accreditation, visit the Working for Carers website.
If you are a carer, you can register for free advice and support by calling 0800 181 4118 or visit here.
Carer Support Wiltshire, Independent Living Centre, St George’s Road, Semington, nr. Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 6JQ
Tel: 08001 814118
Pluss provides Work Choice throughout Wiltshire as a subcontractor to Working Links. Work Choice is designed to support jobseekers with disabilities and long-term health conditions who face significant barriers when it comes to looking for and keeping work. It helps people who wish to work at least 16 hours a week.
It is a flexible programme that is individually tailored to each individuals needs. It will help
individuals to reach their full potential so they can move into independent, unsupported
employment. Click here to view the type of support we can offer.
Tel: 07407 733804
Community First is Wiltshire’s Rural Community Council, a charity that works at the forefront of community development to help improve the quality of life and economic well being of people and local communities throughout Wiltshire and Swindon.
They have been a dependable source of support to communities in Wiltshire and Swindon since 1965. Their extensive networks involve parish and town councils, village and community hall committees, youth clubs, community transport and community leaders across the county.
They work in close partnership with local communities, voluntary organisations, statutory agencies and funders to help develop and deliver wide ranging community programmes that bring social, economic and environmental benefits to local people in Wiltshire and Swindon.
Unit C2, Beacon Business Centre, Hopton Park, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 2EY
Tel: 01380 722475
Richmond Fellowship provides a range of supported housing, employment and community based services for people with mental health problems across Wiltshire. Just click on the tabs below to find out more.
They provide an employment advice and guidance service for people seeking work, training or voluntary roles.
They also provide a worklife service helping people already in work but experiencing difficulties due to mental health problems.
Additionally they work with the Mindful Employer initiative to increase awareness of mental health issues in the workplace and enable employers to support employees and job applicants appropriately.
Green Lane, Marshall Road, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 5ER
Tel: 01380 737673
They support adults recovering from mental health problems who wish to return to paid employment, voluntary work or training in the future. Their service is offered in conjunction with a separate employment advice service for clients who are more work ready.
Office H, Unit 1A, Bath Road Business Centre, Devizes, SN10 1XA
Tel: 01380 724833
Wiltshire RSI is here to help improve the mental wellbeing of people living in Wiltshire.
They would like people who use our services to experience:
- Improved health and emotional wellbeing
- Improved levels of confidence and self esteem
- Increased social inclusion
- Increased independence
Greenacres, Green Lane, Marshall Road, Devizes, SN10 5ER
Tel: 01380 724833
The Community Housing Support service is a specialist homelessness prevention service supporting people with mental health issues to secure and maintain their tenancy, ensuring they continue to live independently.
They support people with social or private landlord tenancies, home owners, or people moving into starter tenancies from supported accommodation.
They work with people on a one-to-one basis, concentrating on individual needs towards agreed goals.
Unit E2 Wagon Yard, London Road, Marlborough, SN8 1LH
Tel: 01672 516393