Training/Employment (Adults)

Carmarthenshire County Council

“If you have a learning or physical disability there may be opportunities for training that you can access to help you learn new skills for employment and also to take part in community activities”
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Carmarthenshire Motivate provides job and placement  matching and initial inductions
for adults with learning disabilities

“We offer job coaching and monitor work placements until independent access to paid work or volunteer work can be established. We can assist with job searching, CV writing and interview skills. We ensure that everyone knows their rights and we promote effective communication at work.

Community Partners
We have many placements across the county and continually aim to find new partnerships. We provide job coaching on a 1:1 basis or in a group setting depending on the individual. The Carmarthen Motivate team aim to empower those they work with to go on to lone working but with regular checks and input when needed.

We have placements in many well known companies such as BHS, The Cooperative, Ty Hafan, Lush and Xcel Bowl as well as smaller independent businesses. All placements with our community partners are matched using a person centred approach.

We also support individuals to access horticultural and environmental volunteer work within main stream organisations. We have ongoing placements with the following community partners:

The National Botanic Garden of Wales: We volunteer with the gardening and maintenance team in the main garden and behind the scenes. Tasks range from preparing the horticulturist’s pots for new plants to cleaning inside the tropical glass house.

Millennium Coastal Path: Here we work with the county’s Conservation Officer, where we assist in waste surveys and wildlife conservation.

The National Trust Dinefwr Park: This is beautiful parkland with country house and castle, so the work can vary. The team volunteer with the park warden in general maintenance tasks, such as clearing fallen trees from footpaths.

Allotment: We maintain two plots and a new garden tunnel in Johnstown where we grow a wide range of seasonal produce. Individuals are involved in every step of the process and we encourage anyone interested in gardening and outdoor work – even beginners – to join the team.”

Contact: Coordinators
Antonia Jones: mobile: 07946552371 email:
Abi Marriott no: 01267 232256 email:


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Want to gain more skills? Looking for help to find work? Keen to progress to a better job?

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Engage to Change 

Learning Disability Wales has been awarded a £10m grant to boost the employment prospects of young people in Wales with a learning disability and / or learning difficulty, including autism.

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