Worklink offers work-based employment support and training for adults with a learning disability who reside within the East Riding of Yorkshire. We have bases in Cottingham and Sewerby and our role is identify and assess adults with learning disabilities, and support them to enter the world of work.

We aim to offer a varied range of opportunities empowering our clients to participate in meaningful work experiences and, wherever possible, progress onto paid employment.

We also have a café at our Cottingham base, Café RouTEs, which is open to the public from 9.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday. If you would like to find out more about what we do and try our homemade baking then we’d be delighted to see you.

Can my family get involved?

We love it when family members visit clients at Worklink, as it’s a great opportunity for you to show off your new abilities. But bear in mind that it’s not appropriate for family members to attend as a support worker.

How do I know it's safe?

We’re a council-run service, and all staff undergo an in-depth induction to the service, including shadowing an experienced staff member. They’re also required to complete a certificate in Care.

What is Café RouTEs?

Café RouTEs is located at our Cottingham base and is open to the public from 9.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday. It’s recently been refurbished with comfy new seating, but you can still expect the same tasty weekly specials and delicious homemade baking we’ve always served.

In the café you’ll find lots of information about the work we do, so why not pop along, enjoy some good food and find out more about Worklink?

What does it cost?

This is a free service and time-limited for gaining employment. Depending on the circumstances of the client, there may be a cost for you to attend Worklink.

If you’d like to find out whether there will be a cost to you, give us a call on (01482) 842009 or drop an email to for a no obligation chat.

How do I get in touch?

Give us a call on (01482) 842009 or drop us an email on We’d love to have a chat about what we do and whether it might be right for you.

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