WBES (Wokingham Borough Employment Service) - They provide a free, friendly and confidential employment support service for people with disabilities, mental health, HIV/Aids, substance misuse issues, long term health conditions and carers.
Thrive - Thrive is a small national charity that uses gardening to change the lives of disabled people. The Thrive Trunkwell Garden Project is located in beautiful countryside in the village of Beech Hill, near Reading, Berkshire, and is set in a Victorian walled garden next to Thrive’s National Office.
Skill - are a national charity promoting opportunities for young people and adults with any kind of impairment in post-16 education, training and employment.
Remploy - Remploy is one of the UK's leading providers of employment services and employment to people with disabilities and complex barriers to work.
Shaw Trust - Shaw Trust is a national charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently.
Nextstep - Do you want to update your skills but don’t know where to start? Nervous because you’ve not worked for a while? Don’t know how to set about finding a job or getting a qualification? Left school without any GCSEs? Then nextstep can help
Connexions - Connexions is for you if you are 13-19, living in England and wanting advice on getting to where you want to be in life. It also provides support up to the age of 25 for young people who have learning difficulties or disabilities (or both).
Affinity Trust - Supporting People with Learning Difficulties.
Previously known as TACT UK they continue to provide high quality support for people with learning disabilities to live with increasing independence, gaining access to employment, recreational and social activities.
It's Working - Supported employment
Supported employment is a way of enabling job seekers with a disability, who need that extra assistance, to succeed in work.
Ways and Means Trust - The Ways & Means Trust is a registered charity formed 40 years ago, specifically to provide rehabilitation and training for adults recovering from mental illness or with a learning disability. The Charity’s aim is to provide a safe environment where people are able to build or rebuild their skills, confidence and, where possible, move into full employment. They are based in Caversham and have a horticultural site at Peppard.
No web site - tel 0118 9481944
Job Centre Plus - Jobcentre Plus is a government agency supporting people of working age from welfare into work, and helping employers to fill their vacancies.
Prospects - Prospects is The National Autistic Society employment and training service for people with autism and Asperger syndrome who wish to work. Their aim is that people with autism and Asperger syndrome should have the same training and employment opportunities as non-disabled people.
Work-in-Progress - Work in Progress, part of the Advance Group, is a voluntary organisation, which seeks to create real employment opportunities for people with disabilities; in particular, people who have experienced mental health problems
S.T.E.P.s - Based at Ravenswood Village in Crowthorne STEPs provide training courses for work based training and work experience. They have four courses starting in September 2009. For details contact Allison or Wendy on 01344 755569.