Support with gaining employment or setting up a business


Adult education and training

There are a range or adult education and training options available to you after your EHCP has ended. You can speak with a TIAG advisor who can support you with discussing your options, You can also contact Adult skills and Community Learning on 01226 775270 or visit the Adult skills and Community Learning as well as Northern College on 01226 776000 or visit the Northern College website.


Employment and volunteering

Support with finding employment: Mencap work with hundreds of employers to create employment opportunities for people with learning difficulties or physical disabilities. They can support you to prepare for employment and in finding suitable opportunities.

Learning disability employment and volunteering service: Can support you towards achieving paid employment. For more information, visit the learning disability employment volunteering service website.

Dedicated employment programme: Scope provide a 12-week programme to support you towards achieving paid employment. You can contact them on 0300 222 5742.

Support finding local employment services: Base UK provide signposting to a range of services in and around Barnsley that can support with gaining employment.


Starting your own business

Having a learning difficulty or disability should not stop you from achieving your goals. If starting your own business is one of your ambitions, there is support available to help you.

Enterprise Barnsley are dedicated to helping young people learn about starting their own business and making dreams a reality.