Range of information to support SEND students

Links below taken from article by Sarah Marten May 2020

Help for Parents of Children and Young People with Special Needs or Disabilities (SEND). Click here for source.

Find out more about education, health and care (EHC) plans - GOV.UK

Supported Internships

Job Centres – Disability Confident

Access to work scheme - Get support in work if you have a disability or health condition (Access to Work) - GOV.UK

Able Futures provides support for those with mental health conditions who are on the Access to Work scheme

Remploy offers an Access to work Mental Health Support Service for Apprentices

Action on Hearing Loss - support on many aspects of hearing loss including help with finding work in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Contact for Families with Disabled children provides a wide range of support for parents of disabled children and young people.

Council for Disabled Children - resources and help for young people and parents on a wide range of issues including education and transition.

Disability Rights UK - download the “Into Higher Education and “Into Apprenticeships” guides, which both have inspiring stories of young people with disabilities succeeding at university and in the world of work.

Mental Health Foundation - a range of resources for mental health including inspiring stories, some of which relate to mental health at school and university.

National Autistic Society - help with transition and support with finding work and going to college or university. Schemes offered include the “Autism at Work Programme” which helps employers to create accessible employment opportunities.

Natspec - a network of specialist colleges that offer courses for students with a range of disabilities including physical and learning disabilities.

Preparing for Adulthood - this organisation offers support for young people with special needs and disabilities. Advice is given on how to find paid work and other aspects of life including good health, independent living, relationships and community inclusion.

Mencap - offers a wide range of services for those with a learning disability, including an employment team which provides help with finding work.
Freephone: 0808 808 1111

Prince's Trust - provides a range of programmes that offer practical and financial support to young people needing extra support to develop the skills and confidence they need to move into work, education or training.

Royal National Institute of Blind People - information on benefits, education and employment.

Scope - national charity providing help with all aspects of disability, including help with finding work.

Remploy Employment Services have local branches and offices offering support and advice for disabled people looking for work.