Alternatives to employment

If you decide that employment is not for you, we can help you to find other options.


If you do not feel ready to have a job, volunteering is a great way to gain skills and confidence to prepare yourself. We can help you to find volunteering opportunities whatever your skill or hobby might be. This might be running your own radio show on a local community radio or being part of a befriending project.

Further education or training

You might choose to study and attend college or university. Or you might want to attend a course to gain a specific skill for a job or to pursue a hobby. We can support you to attend any type of education or training that you choose.

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Andrew has been a volunteer at the Oak Tree cafe for about 5 years. He serves customers, prepares food, cleans the tables and does stock taking. He is incredibly confident and makes sure he does his work to a high standard.

Read Andrew's Story