Back2Base Supported Employment

What is Back2Base

We help people with learning difficulties, mental health concerns and disabilities find paid employment. We believe that with the right support everyone can have a paid job. We work with you to identify your skills and help you find suitable employment. We can also support you and your colleagues when you are working.

  • Individual focus – identifying aspirations and talents

  • Long-term commitment - ongoing support at work

  • Adaptable support - your needs are considered

  • Social inclusion - you will be fully integrated with your colleagues

  • Community employers - jobs with ordinary employers

  • Worthwhile jobs - jobs are real and valued by the company

  • Terms of employment - equal wages, working conditions, promotion possibilities and general terms of employment



Each client has a named employment worker who will support the client for the majority of time. This helps to build trust and confidence. All meetings are individual, not in groups. Occasionally, optional group courses and training sessions are offered.



We welcome employment or placements that give our clients with disabilities the chance to experience work and financial independence.


  • Wider range of skills and experiences can create new opportunities

  • Keeps you in touch with the needs of your customers and suppliers

  • Adjustments made to assist a person with disabilities often benefit other employees and customers

  • Demonstrates your business is committed to equal opportunities and social inclusion


We provide for free:

  • Access to available and committed employees

  • Support through regular visits and reviews

  • Assistance for our candidates in the recruitment process

  • Information and advice on the Disability Discrimination Act



Back2Base is a service offered by Buckinghamshire County Council. The majority of our clients are referred by either a social worker or by a mental health worker from the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust Mental Health service. Please discuss your interest in Back2Base with your social worker or by a mental health worker.

However, if you do not currently have a social worker or by a mental health worker, please call Back2Base to ask about being referred.

Who to contact

Contact Name
James Alford
Contact Position
Service Manager
Parent Organisation
Buckinghamshire Council

Where to go

Back2Base is a mobile service. We meet and support our clients in their workplace, local council offices or in the local community in cafes, libraries or other public places where the client feels at ease and comfortable.
Geographic Area Covered
County wide across Buckinghamshire.

Time / Date Details

Session Information
The duration and frequency of sessions is adapted to suit the current needs of the individual client. Typically, meetings last up to two hours, once a week. However, this does vary.
Most sessions are held between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday. However, where appropriate, support is provided outside of these hours and at the weekends.

Other Details

Cost Description

Referrals made by a social worker or mental health worker that meet the requirements of the Care Act are generally free. Other referrals currently incur a cost.

Age Ranges
18 and upwards. Younger clients may be supported
with agreement.


Referral required
Referral Details

For referrals, please contact Back2Base. Referrals made by a social worker or mental health worker that meet the requirements of the Care Act are generally free. Other referrals currently incur a cost.

Local Offer


We help people with disabilities or mental health problems achieve their employment goals through:

  • work based training

  • work experience opportunities

  • supported employment

  • paid employment

Contact Name
James Alford
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
25 plus
19 to 25
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