We offer training, support with work, and community services to people with disabilities in the York area.

Training, having a job, and being part of a community can be really beneficial. It can help people to make friends, gain skills, build their confidence and become more independent.

York supported employment

We support people with disabilities in the York area to get ready for work, find and keep a job that is right for them.

We work with employers and jobseekers to make sure workplaces and inclusive and placements are a success.

Job coaching

Job coaching can help you succeed in the career you want. We offer training in things like CV writing, job applications and interview skills.

We will work with you to understand your skills and interests, so we can find you a job you will enjoy and be good at.

Our support gets results. As of May 2020, 80% of our clients are doing work-related activity, and 62% are in paid work.

UR Consultants

We also employ people with learning disabilities and autism in our social enterprise, UR Consultants.

UR Consultants is a disability consultancy that helps businesses and other organisations become more inclusive, with accessible information, training and consultancy.

Contact the supported employment team

Phone: 01904 672 572 or 07811 998 307

Email: Ramsay.Taylor@unitedresponse.org.uk

Find out more: download the Supported Employment leaflet.

Make a referral: download the Supported Employment referral form.

Training at 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 Café West 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 Centre@Burnholme, 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

Contact us

Details on how to contact each service can be found in the leaflets provided. Alternatively, please call us on 01904 672572, or email angela.bennett@unitedresponse.org.uk.