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Achieve Project: Supporting Young People with Learning Disabilities – Transitions UK

Who we are?

Transitions UK is a charity supporting young people through person centred planning towards a happier, more inclusive and more productive adult life. 

What we do?

The Achieve Project offers a two-year programme of volunteer-based activities, skills development, mentoring and befriending to encourage young people with learning disabilities to make a positive transition from education to the wider community and towards independence.  We provide a unique cluster support model, commended by BBC Children in Need, to assist young people with making choices, gaining skills, building friendships, confidence and self-esteem.

Our skills and personal development sessions for young people include:

  • Shopping for meal preparation
  • Meal preparation and cleaning
  • Out and about in the local community
  • Budgeting finances
  • Managing change and transitions
  • Positive relationships
  • Healthy Living and Personal Hygiene
  • Job searching
  • CV writing
  • Applying for work
  • Gaining work experience, apprenticeships etc.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jess Welch
Contact Position
Achieve Project Coordinator
Telephone
E-mail
Jess.welch@transitionsuk.org
Website
https://www.transitionsuk.org/
Notes

Available:  Monday to Thursday 9 – 5pm

Where to go

Name
Christ Church
Address
140, Dudley Street
Bedford
Postcode
MK40 3SX
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
4pm to 8pm Wednesday evenings
Session Information
4pm-5pm Social/Flexible Hour – young people may arrive at any time during this hour to begin at 5pm. 5pm-8pm Core Time – this includes a shared meal and activities/skills session

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£12 per weekly session or £50 a month
Details
This cost is 22% of our overall project costs and supports the provision of: • Skills acquisition, personal development and life planning • Cluster development • Holiday activities • Free meals and refreshments at each session • Telephone and text support Transitions UK has a fee policy for parents in financial hardship. Please contact Jess Welch for more information regarding our fees policy. We never turn a young person away purely on financial grounds.
Age Bands
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
SEN Provision Type
Specialist