Bucks Workability Service Finder

How to Use the Employment Service Filter Tool:

Before you select any filters, you will be able to see all available employment services in Buckinghamshire. These will be displayed in alphabetical order, either to the right of your page, or below the filter options on a mobile device.

To make it easier to find the right service for you, start by selecting your age group and location. Then to narrow down your search further, select the type of help, or service that you are looking for. You could select one, or more service types. The filter tool will  filter out the services that are not relevant to you.  If you do not tick any boxes, all types of services will be shown.

Filter Key

Your Age

Some services can only support people within certain age groups. This filter will remove services which are not available for people of your age group. Some services for which you are not eligible may still appear for example those which support people up to aged 19 will appear for those aged 18-25.  

Your Location

Some services can only support people who live in certain areas. This filter will remove services which are not available for people living in your area.  

Service Specialism Relating to Disability

Not Disability Specific: This includes all services which are available to everyone regardless of disability status

All Disabilities (including mental health: This includes services which are only available to people who are disabled as defined in the equality act. Anyone who has a longterm physical or mental health condition which impacts their life would be eligible for these services. This also includes neurodivergent traits such as autism, dyslexia or ADHD.

Brain Injury: This category includes services which specialise in brain injury and in most cases are only eligible to those who have a brain injury.

Mental Health: This category includes services which specialise in mental health and in most cases are only eligible to those who have a mental health condition.

Learning Disability: This category includes services which specialise in learning disability and in most cases are only eligible to those who have a learning disability.

Autism: This category includes services which specialise in Autism and in most cases are only eligible to those who have Autism.
 

Would you like a service with Mental Health Support?

Some services offer mental health support alongside the main service.

Yes – Formal: This includes services with options to undertake structured activities often delivered by mental health professionals

Yes – Informal: This includes peer support from people with personal experience or opportunities to talk to staff trained in mental health.

No – This is not required: This will display all services and no additional filter will be applied.  

Type of Support Service Required

Job application support: This includes support such as CV development, interview skills training, job searching, making job applications and writing cover letters.

General education and/or vocational training:This includes training such as courses covering functional English and Maths, short courses to develop skills for particular vocations and longer apprenticeships.

One-to-one mentoring: Support is tailored towards the individual and provided on a one-to-one basis. The mentoring may be informal or more structured/formal, for example with a specified job coach.

Social and personal development: This includes support such as courses or more informal training to improve interpersonal skills, manage stress and anxiety, build confidence and self-awareness, increase motivation and explore career goals, strengths and weaknesses.

Work experience: Work experience may be provided within the organisation, or the organisation can set individuals up with work experience externally.

Workplace skills training: This includes training for skills at varying levels. Examples include team working, time management, multi-tasking, general IT skills, networking, finance, web design, management, content writing and general office work. The training may be informal and ‘on the job’, or more structured/formal.
  • Your Age

  • Your Location

  • Service Specialism Relating to Disability

  • Would you like a service with Mental Health Support?

  • Type of Support Service Required

Buckinghamshire College Group

Bucks College Group: Supported Internship Programme

We support students with developing the necessary skills for employment and accessing, and succeeding in, an internship. This will allow them to develop their employability skills with the aspiration of maintaining the role as a permanent post or developing skills which support identification of employment following the internship. 

BuDS

Buckinghamshire Disability Service (BuDS)

Buckinghamshire Disability Service (BuDS) Reach4Work offers people skilled and semi-skilled volunteer work, with every volunteer role crafted to suit each individual.  We provide customised work experience within our charity at BuDS, through which you’ll receive on the job training and support to learn new skills.

Buckinghamshire Mind

Buckinghamshire Mind

The Employment Service provides flexible support tailored towards each individual’s needs. We offer guidance and specific support through courses aimed at increasing confidence, CV writing and employment skills.

Buckinghamshire Council

Bucks SENDIAS

We provide impartial, confidential information, advice and support on employability to young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities.

NHS

NHS: Individual Placement and Support

NHS: Individual Placement and Support The Individual Placement and Support Programme supports people with mental health conditions to find paid employment which suits their preferences and strengths.

Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus (DWP)

Jobcentre Plus can provide assistance and advice on returning to the workplace to those with a health condition or disability.

MacIntyre Charity

MacIntyre Charity

MacIntyre Charity MacIntyre Charity sets up work placements for young people with learning difficulties. Whether it’s a full-time or part-time role, paid or volunteering we encourage the people we support to fulfil their personal aspirations and play an active role in their community.

NHS

NHS Community Head Injury Service: Working Out

NHS Community Head Injury Service: Working Out Working Out provides specialist brain injury vocational assessment, work preparation, work trials, supported placements and job retention interventions.

Buckinghamshire Council

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning

Our broad learning programme offers courses throughout Buckinghamshire, supporting adults with learning disabilities to develop independent living and work skills in a collaborative and creative environment.

ToolShed

ToolShed

The ToolShed Work and Study Programme provides young people with one to one mentoring to support the development of personal self-confidence and motivation, as well as tutoring in key functional skills and employability.  Work experience placements are also offered to those on the programme.