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.

United Response Training, Employment and Community (URTEC)

Our training centre and its skilled staff work towards the future employment of the people we support by developing the skills and knowledge they need for success.

What our URTEC service offers

Cafe West

We offer a busy cafe within the city council where people can learn new skills in a safe but fully working cafe environment. From making lattes to paninis, using the till to preparing salads, every disabled person has the opportunity to develop their skills.

Supported internships

We team up with local businessses in York to give disabled people the opportunity to get on the employment ladder. We offer year-long supported internships in the workplace for young people with learning disabilities aged 16-24.

Job coaching

We provide a job coaching service that can help you to find success in your chosen career path. The training we offer covers everything from CV writing and job applications to interview techniques. We have helped people to secure paid work and voluntary positions in York Minster, Costa, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Fenwick, HMV and McDonalds, as well as a wide range of local businesses.

Travel training

Independent travel can be a huge obstacle when looking for employment opportunities. Our travel training programme is entirely person centred and we work with you one to one on specific routes so you can achieve the independence to travel where you need to go.

Health and Wellbeing Outreach (HWBO)

We provide bespoke one to one pacakages to suit people's needs and desired outcomes in their local community. Activities range from accessing training courses to health needs and appointments.

Get in touch

We offer many ways of applying for and using our services. For more information, please call us on 01904 672572 or 07891 470730, or email [email protected].

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For employers

We work closely with employers and can make ourselves available from the very start of the employment process. If you're interested in working with us, email [email protected].

Testimonial from the CEO of New World Trading Co (2018):

"United Response have been efficient and supportive to work with, delivering informative meetings with our managers to communicate the requirements within supported employment. It goes without saying that the service they provide is invaluable to people within our communities, and I cannot recommend involvement enough, from both a professional aspect to work with, and the outcome of delivering life changing working opportunities.

"From interview process with our candidate Joe, through to the job coach working with our managers to ensure a successful placement and future employment. Throughout the placement period the partnership has been a great success and we look forward to delivering more supported employment with Ramsay and his team."