Support for children aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Supported Employment

Supported employment helps young people and adults with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) find and continue in work.

Support might include help with:

  • looking for a job
  • completing job applications
  • attending interviews
  • starting a job

The links on this page provide information and advice about supported employment and how it can help people with SEND find and succeed in work.

SWRAC has a supported employment pathway. Classroom in the Heart of Industry (CHI) is an employment and education training programme for 16 to 19 year olds. Find out more by following the weblinks on this page.

If you live in Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole, you can get help from Up in BCP. You can also get support through Jobcentre Plus and from the SENCo or inclusion lead at your education setting.

If you’re disabled or have a physical or mental health condition that makes it hard for you to do your job, you can:

  • talk to your employer about changes they must make in your workplace
  • get extra help from Access to Work, including mental health support

Find out more about Access to Work from

Useful Websites