Education & Employment

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

Website: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20065/children_with_disabilitiesprogramme

Website: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20070/disabilities


Ability Net

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

Website: www.abilitynet.org.uk

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Nineveh Ridge Care Farm

Social Enterprise offering work based learning. Cost involved.

Telephone: 01299 832864

Website: www.ninevehridgecarefarm.org.uk

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Wild Goose Training

Land and animal based training on smallholding

Telephone: 01905 620840

Website: www.wildgooseruraltraining.org

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County Enterprises

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,
Worcester,
WR1 2BA

Telephone: 01905 23819

Website: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/countyenterprises

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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.

Worcester

Haswell House,
Sansome Street,
Worcester,
WR1 1UZ

Telephone: 03456043719 (This number applies to all Jobcentres)

Evesham

Evesham Community Contact Centre,
Abbey Road,
Evesham,
WR11 4SA

Pershore

Civic Centre,
Queen Elizabeth Drive,
Pershore,
WR10 1PT

Droitwich

Droitwich Community Contact Centre,
44 High Street,
Droitwich Spa,
WR9 8ES

Malvern

Portland Road,
Malvern,
WR14 2TA

Website: www.jobcentreguide.co.uk

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Open University

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,
Milton Keynes,
MK7 6BJ

Telephone: 0845 300 6090

Website: www.open.ac.uk

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Shaw Trust

Shaw Trust is a national charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently.

Ground Floor,
8 De Salis Court,
Hampton Lovett,
Droitwich Spa,
WR9 0QE

Telephone: 01905 755313

Website: www.shaw-trust.org.uk

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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,
Worcester,
WR1 1LH

Telephone: 01905 723245

Website: www.sightconcern.co.uk

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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

Website: www.skill.org.uk

Email: skill@skill.org.uk

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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.

Henwick Grove,
Worcester,
WR2 6AJ

Admissions Telephone: 01905 855111

Website: www.worc.ac.uk

Email: admissions@worc.ac.uk

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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

Website: www.howcollege.ac.uk

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National Star

Lift training for young people to give them confidence to travel independently to school and college. Worcester

Telephone: 07896 317492

Website: www.nationalstar.org


IASS Network

Information and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs.

Telephone: 01905 768153

Website: www.iassnetwork.org.uk

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Worcestershire Lifestyles

Worcestershire Lifestyles offer an Employability Skills course which is an accreditied training course for disabled people to help them access employment.

The Gatehouse,
Berkeley’s Court,
The Foregate,
Worcester,
WR1 3QG

Telephone: 01905 756067

Website: www.worcestershire-lifestyles.org.uk

Email: info@worcestershire-lifestyles.co.uk

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