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Employment  Support and Other Opportunities

Works Better

At Works Better we know that we all have barriers that stop us from doing things. It could be childcare issues, low confidence, health conditions, a lack of qualifications or just the need to update your CV and apply for jobs!

It can be difficult and overwhelming whether you have been out of work for a long time or recently fallen out of work. Which is why we work with you to create a bespoke plan to make sure you feel work-ready and secure employment.

What makes us different from other into work programmes is we work with local employers to create job and apprenticeship opportunities. These are across many different sectors to bring you a variety of options to apply for. These vacancies are exclusive to the people we work with. Our support starts from age 15 right up to retirement.

Call 01484 221000 (ask for Works Better) or visit Works Better today to find out how we can support you.

Shared Lives

Kirklees Shared Lives. Caring for Adults with Addtional Needs. We are recruiting new carers now. Tel: 01484221000 email

Can you offer a safe and loving home for an adult with additional needs? Join the Shared Lives team as a registered carer and help transform lives and make a positive difference.

Kirklees Shared Lives matches vulnerable adults to suitable registered carers enabling them to live in a safe, comfortable, family environment. Shared Lives promotes and offers independence, social inclusion and a sense of being part of a community.


A male and a child. Could you foster? Make memories, change lives!

Do you have room in your heart and your home to foster? There's lots of information on the Fostering Website with stories from our foster carers and care leavers, and the team are on hand to chat to you about fostering and answer any questions.

REAL Employment

REAL means - Realistic Employment for Adults with Learning Disabilities. The Real Employment service works with people who have a mild to moderate learning disability.

The REAL Employment offices are open by appointment only. We do not run Job Clubs, instead we offer one-to-one appointments with advisors.

For more information please visit the REAL Employment Information Page.