* Charlie’s Story
Charlie, aged 19
Occupation: Disability Sports Coach, Bridge Hill Day Service
Charlie has worked hard in the last few years to gain qualifications in Sport up to Level 2 in line with his ambition of becoming a disability sports coach. Through the supported internship programme at Middlesbrough College, Charlie has been working as a disability sports coach at a local school and Bridge Hill Sports Service.
Charlie says “Through my placement, I have developed my independence and learned the most about team work. I have learned how to work with people to support me and overcome barriers I experience”.
Charlie’s advice to other young people “have a plan and set yourself personal goals”.