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Learning disability - employment training and support

Information on the services that are available to adults with a learning disability wishing to access training or employment.

Vocational Services helps people with a learning disability find and sustain paid work. We provide services in various locations across Dorset.

You can join Vocational Services if you:

  • are 16 years or over and of current working age
  • live in Dorset (not Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole)
  • have a diagnosed learning disability
  • are motivated and committed to work on new challenges
  • have a Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or a social care supported assessment
  • are not supported by another employment agency
  • provide a signed confidentiality consent form
  • provide your National Insurance Number

We can help you to:

  • identify your skills and strengths
  • identify your training needs
  • look for jobs, fill in application forms, put together a CV
  • prepare for interviews

Once you are in a job, we will keep in touch with you and your employer to make sure things are running smoothly.

If you would like help from Vocational Services, please ask your social care worker or support worker for a referral form.

Contact your local Vocational Support Officer

Vocational Support Officer - Central Dorset

Name: Ian Perry
Tel: 01929 557719
Full contact details for Vocational Support Officer - Central Dorset

Vocational Support Officer - East Dorset

Name: Patricia Sams
Tel: 01305 228405
Full contact details for Vocational Support Officer - East Dorset

Vocational Support Officer - West Dorset

Name: Kim Mason
Tel: 01305 760139
Full contact details for Vocational Support Officer - West Dorset

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