We provide a range of employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities in the York area.

Having a job can make a real difference to a person’s life. It can help them become independent, build confidence and make friends. We can support people into employment in lots of different settings. We work with each person and the employer to make sure we get it right.

Download the supported employment leaflet

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 things like CV writing, job applications and interview techniques.

Our results - May 2019

  • 81% of our clients are currently in some form of work-related activity in the York area
  • 72% of our clients are in paid employment

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, call us on 01904 672 572 or 07811 998 307. Alternatively, email [email protected].

Email Ramsay Taylor

How Sam was supported to work at John Lewis

Sam, who has a learning disability and cerebral palsy, was supported to get a job in the catering department at John Lewis.

We supported her to complete her job application, prepare for and attend her interview, and attend her induction days. We also provided 1:1 support during her shifts, organised taxi transport to and from work, and supported her employer to ensure she was given the time to learn new areas of work at her own pace.

She works 14.5 hours per week, and her role includes dishwashing, cleaning tables, and serving customers.

Sam has since passed her probation and Food Hygiene Level 2, and received a pay rise. She now works independently, and teaches basic Makaton to her colleagues.

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."