Here you’ll find listings of local education services you can access and details of how to contact them as well as a number of organisations who provide support and services designed to enable you to access employment and develop your work experience.
Worcestershire County Council
Websites with information regarding education for children with special needs
AbilityNet is a UK charity which is committed to creating a world where ICT is not a barrier to people but rather enables them to live their lives to achieve their full potential whether at home, through education or in work.
Telephone: 01926 312847
Nineveh Ridge Care Farm
Social Enterprise offering work based learning. Cost involved.
Telephone: 01299 832864
Wild Goose Training
Land and animal based training on smallholding
Telephone: 01905 620840
County Enterprises is a service that provides work at their factory in St Paul’s Street and secures employment for disabled people within the locality.
St. Pauls Street,
Telephone: 01905 23819
Job Centre Plus
Job Centre Plus is run by the Department of Work and Pensions as the statutory service that seeks to help unemployed people find work. They can provide consultation with a Disability Employment Advisor to help you back into work after time out due to illness or disability. Contact Job Centre Plus to access this service.
Telephone: 03456043719 (This number applies to all Jobcentres)
Evesham Community Contact Centre,
Queen Elizabeth Drive,
Droitwich Community Contact Centre,
44 High Street,
The Open University is for people who want to choose when and where they study. It’s flexible enough to work around your disability and you can take on as much or as little study as you are comfortable with.
PO Box 197,
Telephone: 0845 300 6090
Shaw Trust is a national charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently.
8 De Salis Court,
Telephone: 01905 755313
Sight Concern Worcestershire
Sight Concern offer educational classes for the visually impaired. These include practical sessions and leisure activities.
The Bradbury Centre,
2 Sansome Walk,
Telephone: 01905 723245
Skill – National Bureau for Students with Disabilities
Helping disabled people to overcome financial and physical barriers, ignorance and discrimination so that they can study, train or find work.
Helpline Telephone: 0800 328 5050
University of Worcester
Offering higher education in Worcester and with a range of subjects and courses of study. Visit their website below for more details.
Admissions Telephone: 01905 855111
Heart of Worcestershire College
Heart of Worcestershire College is in the centre of Worcester offering a range of academic and vocational courses. They have a number of options for part-time and flexible study to accomodate students of any age with disabilities and courses designed to develop life skills for adults with a learning disability. Contact them to discuss your individual needs and explore which courses could be right for you.
Worcester Telephone: 01905 743456
Redditch Telephone: 01527 572822
Lift training for young people to give them confidence to travel independently to school and college. Worcester
Telephone: 07896 317492
Information and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs.
Telephone: 01905 768153
Worcestershire Lifestyles offer an Employability Skills course which is an accreditied training course for disabled people to help them access employment.
Telephone: 01905 756067