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In this section you will find listings for inclusive job and training opportunities within the local area. For more information on each activity including venue, dates and costs please click on the individual links.

AbleWeb York members working at their laptops


Ableweb is a training programme for local adults with learning difficulties and disabilities in website design and maintenance. The group are continually developing the website, which provides information to help people with disabilities in the city to find about activities, work opportunities and training that's available to them.

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York Learning provides part-time and full-time courses at a variety of venues, dates and times across the York area. Our range of courses appeal to anyone aged 16 and above. Our Learning 4 Everyone brochure gives a full programme of courses, which include:

English, maths, computing, painting and drawing, flower arranging, dressmaking, cookery, baking, health and fitness classes, programmes to improve your employment prospects

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The Apprentice Workshop Leader Programme was started by members of the Hands & Voices committee, who wanted to share their skills with others. By taking part in this unique programme, members gain the skills necessary to co-lead on a number of creative workshops including communication, creative or online media.



Askham Bryan Options Courses are for young people aged 16-25. Students get the chance to study Horticulture or Animal Care and also develop essential skills such as IT, Independent Living, Personal Development, Retail and Functional skills. The young people can access additional support if needed. The course is available at Entry Level 2 and Entry Level 3.

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Brunswick provides supported work in supervised groups, including, on site and indoor gardening, off site gardening and garden maintenance. This involves going into the community and looking after gardens. Crafts e.g. weaving, making cards and wrapping paper. Cooking lunches for people working on site. Woodwork, e.g. making bird boxes.

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The RSPCA are looking for volunteers to help with dog walking, home visiting and working in their shop on Gillygate.

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St Nick's are looking for volunteers to help out with their environmental work.

United Response


United Response Training, Employment and Consultancy (TEC) Our training centre and its skilled staff work towards the future employment of the people we support by developing the skills and knowledge they need for success. We work alongside employers to look at all aspects of the job in question. This includes identifying shared goals, the expected standard, and the culture of the workplace. We then help communicate this to the new employee. Before employment begins we can break down the tasks involved to carry out the job and work alongside employers to help ensure a suitable approach to training. We think this approach creates a comfortable working relationship and puts both parties at ease.

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Volunteering York (formerly Volunteer Centre York) gets over 3,000 enquiries each year from people who are looking to volunteer. We work with more than 300 organisations who are looking for volunteers. And we train volunteer managers to make sure that everyone involved gets the most from their experience.

People First members.


People First is York's first advocacy organisation run by people with learning difficulties for people with learning difficulties. One of the most important thing the group does is raising awareness within York and North Yorkshire (and increasingly nationally) training the police, staff working in community education, social care managers, student nurses and student occupational therapists. York People First works with the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Care Quality Commission. They also represent Yorkshire and Humberside on the National Forum for People with Learning Difficulites. The group produce a regular magazine with information of importance to people with learning difficulites.



Yorkcraft - Established since 1963 as a Supported Business for people with disabilities. Using Yorkcraft would compliment your Company's commitment to operate your business in a socially responsible way. We offer experience, expertise and competitive prices in:

Direct Mail

Contract Packing

Sub Assembly

Storage/Archiving Confidential

Waste Disposal Collections arranged to your requirements.

And a range of other occasional activites (eg. light removal)