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Welcome to the Reach4Work Website!

4 BuDS volunteers sitting around a large desk with laptops and desktop PCs. Two volunteers are talking together, one is smiling at a colleague off-camera and another is looking intently at her monitor screen. Image taken pre-pandemic.

The blue and gold Reach4Work logo. The words "Reach4Work" are in gold at a slight angle. The numeral "4" forms part of a stylised wheelchair user graphic - the wheelchair user is working on a laptop. The letter "k" forms part of a stylised graphic of a person sitting and working with paper.Reach4Work is an exceptionally successful free support service for disabled people looking to move closer to or get into work.

Reach4Work is a service provided by Buckinghamshire Disability Service (BuDS), a grassroots working community of disabled people.

The key elements of Reach4Work are:

  • BuDS is a supportive, inclusive and caring community which provides exceptional emotional and peer support to disabled jobseekers. When a disabled jobseeker joins BuDS, they are not merely a client or service-user but a member of the charity, a full participant in our wider working community.
  • The volunteer role which job seekers have within a BuDS project is bespoke and structured to provide the experience, skills and networking which the individual jobseeker needs - it is a fantastic work experience role created for the benefit of both the charity and the jobseeker, with highly supportive staff and volunteer support.
  • Reach4Work provides disabled jobseekers with professional employment support elements such as training, mentoring, interview and CV skills, job placements, etc. Every participant has an Individual Support Plan and a one-to-one mentor.
  • Through the work of the BucksWorkability project, jobseekers are brought into contact with local employers who are already being helped to create inclusive workplaces and opportunities for disabled workers.

Reach4Work has been operating for over a decade, and has proven exceptionally successful at moving disabled jobseeker volunteers into or closer to work, with 95% reporting positive progress. Around a third of our disabled jobseeker volunteers move into work or vocational training within a year of starting with Reach4Work.

More information about the Reach4Work project, and its outcomes and history, can be found on the main BuDS website.
Reach4Work.org.uk is a live pilot website created by members of the R4W Digital Team, as a demonstration of their professional ability and an example of what can be delivered.
Ready to express an interest in joining Reach4Work, or have any questions or concerns about how it works?

This website is designed and maintained by Jobseekers from BuDS Reach4Work Project

To find out more about BuDS, please click here.

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