Section 8 – Local Support Services

There are lots of local support services young people can access to help them with their next steps including information, advice and guidance and support to find a job.

Dorset and BCP Councils have teams to support 16 – 18 year olds Not in Employment Education or Training (NEETs) . [This support can also extend to older vulnerable young people].

Up In BCP – A service for young people in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Dorset Council EET Team

Feeling low, anxious, sad or stressed? The Steps to Wellbeing service helps people (18+) struggling with any of the following:-

  • Work place stress
  • Knowing your rights
  • Talking to your manager
  • Finding work
  • Work and life are out of balance
  • Employment advice


Dorset Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)

SENDIASS for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Help & Care

Diverse Abilities – The Diverse Abilities Advice Team offers help and support to people that are struggling with claiming disability benefits or with challenging a DWP decision.

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