Through training and employment, people gain opportunities to make friends, develop skills, and build their confidence.

We believe in equal opportunities for all, and provide a range of training and employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities in the York area.


Café  West

Café West is a modern, bustling café set within York’s West Offices, run by United Response. It is designed for people to learn new skills in a safe and fully functional café environment. Some of the skills include learning how to make barista coffees, preparing a range of hot and cold meals and developing good customer service.

Download the Cafe West leaflet


Information coming soon.


Supported employment

We provide a supported employment service for those that require help and support to find their desired job and career. A job coach will help with finding possible jobs, identifying skills and job matching. Support is provided in the job as well.

Download the Supported Employment leaflet


Outreach (Health & Wellbeing)

Our Outreach Health and Wellbeing service supports people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs to access a diverse range of groups, activities and social opportunities. This can be anything from going for a coffee, attending a music lesson, or going to the cinema. It could also be help with developing life skills such as cooking at home, travel training, budgeting or managing household duties.

Download the Outreach leaflet

The Base @ Burnholme

The Base @ Burnholme is an activity base for adults with learning disabilities. Set within the new [email protected], we have six different spaces ranging from the main hall to a quiet room. We also have use of the kitchen space to deliver independent living skill training.

Download the Base @ Burnholme leaflet

The Autism Hub

The Autism Hub is a safe, predictable, comfortable and autism-friendly environment for people to spend time accessing support. In addition to this, people receive training and life skills development from a committed, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff team. Working towards agreed outcomes, people who attend develop skills and confidence leading to an improved quality of life.

Download the Autism Hub leaflet

Get in touch

Details on how to contact each service can be found in the leaflets provided. Alternatively, please call us on 01904 672572, or email [email protected].

Email Angela Bennett