Ways into Work

Last updated: 23/08/2022

Ways into Work is a Community Interest Company that deliveres a range of Supported Employment services. Supporting individuals with a Disability to access Employment Opportunities.

Ways into Work, will support both the inidvidual and Employer to achieve a positive Job Match and then provide the on-going support needed to ensure it is sustainable.

Ways into Work focuses on real paid Employment opportunities that add value.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Laura Davis or Debra Burnett
Contact Position
Managing Director and Transition Lead
0300 561 0010
Ways into Work

Where to go

The Castle School
Post 16
Love Lane
RG14 2JG

Ways into work also has a second base within Brookfields School
Sage Road
RG31 6SW

Other Details


Age Ranges
Referral required
Referral Details

A referral will be required however Parents and individuals requiring sign posting or general information around Supported Employment and Jobs are welcome to contact Ways into Work team.

Local Offer


Ways into Work delivers high quality Supported Employment services. This involves a process where we get to know the job seeker really well, work with Employers to understand their business needs and effectively match the two together.

Ways into Work has won three National awards for the work they have done supporting individuals with a Disability into Employment.

Ways into Work are passionate about helping people to get a job and also develop a career.

SEN Provision Type
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Medical, Specific Literacy Difficulties, Speech & Language Difficulties, Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Physical Disability, Hearing Impairment, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties, Visual Impairment
Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
19 plus

General Provider

Is your service accessible? (consider in general terms how you make your service accessible, in addition to any specific premises issues)

Ways into Work run a zero rejection policy and therefore if the individual meets the local West Berkshire Eligibility criteria and want to work, we will provide a service.

What are the eligibility criteria for your service? (please include any age restrictions, types of need catered for etc)

Individual needs to be 16-25, have a Learning Disability or Autistic Spectrum condition as their primary impairment. However Ways into Work has experience of working with a wide range of young people so can provide support for any secondary impairments.

How are referrals/applications made to your service? (include details of who can refer/apply and referral and application process)

Individuals will need to be Referred via, Castle School, Brookfields School or Newbury College. However Ways into Work will happily provide information or signposting to individuals who make contact.

Who provides / funds your service?
Local Authority
Are children, young people, parents / carers charged for your service?
Feedback and complaints procedure

Ways into Work has a Feedback and Complaints Policy that can be provided on request. We work in partnership with a User Led Social Enterprise called Disability is Our Ability, who will also support with Peer auditing or feedback.

How will I know my child will be safe using this service?

Ways into Work has a qualified workforce, with over 15 years experience of delivering high quality Supported Employment services. Ways into Work have clear Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Risk Assessment policies and processes.

West Berkshire Council do not promote or endorse any of the services listed in this Directory. For more information on this please read our disclaimer.

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