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Preparing for Work: Support for People with Disabilities

There is a wide range of support available for the long-term sick, and for those with disabilities, to help progress towards employment. The attached information is a flavour of the support available through the Department for Work and Pensions. Further information can be obtained by…

Routes Into Work

What is this guide about? This guide provides information about options for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to help them move into paid employment. Find out about Study programmes, Supported internships, Traineeships, Apprenticeships and Access to Work. Download the Guide from…

Supported Internships

Supported Internships A supported internship is a type of study programme that is focussed on supporting young people with SEND to get a job. A supported internship is different to other types of study programmes as its core aim will usually be work experience. Most…

Teenage Information Advice & Guidance Appointments

IAG appointments are available from the Stronger Families Service. The appointments will include delivering information, advice and guidance on a range of themes around Education, employment and training, benefits, housing, health and wellbeing, as well as providing an opportunity to offer quality support to our targeted young…

Traineeships

Traineeships A traineeship is an education and training programme with a core aim of work experience to help young people to become ready for work. Traineeships are for young people aged 16-24 who need the opportunity to develop their employment skills and knowledge. A traineeship…

The Transforming Care Approach

Transforming care is a national programme led by NHS England which is all about improving health and care services so that more people with learning disabilities and/or autism can live in the community, with the right support, close to home and have the same opportunities…

Transitions Guide

Middlesbrough Councils Children with Disabilities Team have produced a number of information booklets that you may find helpful. Download the Transitions Guide from the righthand side of this page.

What is A Study programme?

All young people must continue in some form of education or training until their 18th birthday. If you are in education, you should follow a ‘study programme’. A study programme is a type of course which individualises your learning, helps to prepare you for adulthood…

What Is A Supported Internship?

What are Supported Internships? Supported internships are a structured study programme based primarily at an employer. They enable young people aged 16-24 with a statement of SEN, or an Education, Health and Care plan to achieve sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the skills…

What Is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships An apprenticeship is a paid job which combines practical training in the workplace with study. As an apprentice you will: -       work alongside experienced staff; -       gain job-specific skills; -       earn a wage and get holiday pay; and -       study towards a related qualification…