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Supported Employment Service

Supported employment

If you have a learning disability and can work 16 hours or less per week

If you are looking for employment for 16 hours or less per week, you should contact the Adult Learning Disability Team on 01234 276762.

They can give you an assessment, and if you are eligible then you can be referred to the Supported Employment Service. We can:

  • support people in a wide range of employment settings
  • create the right opportunities for personal development and career progression
  • provide vocational guidance and advice 
  • contact and negotiate with employers on your behalf
  • establish paid work opportunities and work experience/volunteering 
  • provide training and job coach support
  • monitor your placement – gathering and sharing feedback from you and your employer
  • support your career progression
  • get the correct advice about the impact of paid work on your benefits
  • raise awareness among employers of the employment needs of people with disabilities and the positive contributions they can make to the workpla

If you have a learning disability and can work more than 16 hours per week

If you have a learning disability and can work more than 16 hours per week, then contact Bedford Job Centre Plus and ask for the work coach to help you find work

Bedford Jobcentre Plus
Wyvern House
Bromham Rd
Bedford MK40 2EH
Telephone: 0845 604 3719

Who to contact

Contact Name
Supported Employment Service

Where to go

Centre For Independent Living
Gadsby Street
MK40 3HP
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Time of day

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

Via Bedford Adult Services Learning Disabilities

 Team - Duty Desk 

Age Bands
18-25 years old
Parents and carers