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Summer of SEND 2021 - Preparing for Adulthood

Preparing for Adulthood is such a crucial time in any young person's life. Bedford Borough's local offer is full of resources and services available to you people aged 14 - 25. You can find these services and resources by using the search function or by clicking on the age bands "15 - 17" or "18 - 25" from the Local Offer home page.

Below are a few highlighted resources, workshops and activities available over the Summer of SEND.

My Future Autism Bedfordshire new exciting Summer Programme for 18-25 year old’s with an Autism diagnosis

Poster promoting My Future programme

This is a 3-week programme where life skills will be taught, common challenges shared and there will be lots of opportunities to spend some time outdoors in the local community practicing what has been learnt in the ‘classroom’ and of course having the odd picnic here and there – if the weather is on our side!  Mornings will be skills based and in the afternoon the focus will be on a social activity.

There will be a drop-in session on Tuesday 15th June at 7pm for a Q&A session for anyone who would like more information about the programme.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81205164087?pwd=c0FhNkcyWkFBWkd2a29FSXdVbjY1Zz09

Meeting ID: 812 0516 4087

Passcode: 519917

 

Bedford Borough PfA Guide - NEW

In 2021, Bedford Borough launched it's new, coproduced Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) guide. This document is aimed at young people aged 14 - 25, their parents and carers and all practitioners working to support them. The guide takes you through each year from 14 through to 15 with a focus on what to consider from Education, Health and Social Care throughout each year and in particular at an EHCP annual review.

You can download this guide by clicking here

National guide on "Top tips when looking for housing"

A home is much more than a building. Suitable housing is important to someone with a disability. If it’s in a supportive community, it can give someone a safe and secure environment, and help improve and maintain independence. The quality of the property, its location, and security of tenure are all important aspects that can affect whether a person thrives. This guide is written for families and supporters to share with young people. If you have a social worker, they should be able to help.

You can view this guide by clicking here

Bedford Borough Disability Employment Page

A new web page on the Bedford Borough Local Offer website has been created with information and advice for both people with a disability looking for work and for potential employers https://localoffer.bedford.gov.uk/employment

 

The new webpages are accompanied by a series of short videos, with employees and talking about their own experiences and challenges in being confident enough to apply for a job and what it means to them to be working, and insights from their employers.

https://localoffer.bedford.gov.uk/kb5/bedford/directory/site.page?id=8I6PblFNX6E

You can have a watch all of the videos using the above link, below is Tyler's story....

CV Writing Skills support from Bedford Jobs Hub

Bedford Jobs Hub is offering bespoke support to individuals looking at writing or improving their CV. 

People can book by email or telephone.  Jobs Hub will then confirm their attendance (and if any special adjustments need to be made) and then call them the day before as a reminder.

Tel: 01234 223510

Email the.jobshub@bedford.gov.uk

9th June: CV writing skills 10am -11am

7th July: CV writing skills 10am -11am

 

4th August: CV writing skills 10am -11am

Interview Skills support from Bedford Jobs Hub

Bedford Borough Jobs Hub is offering support for individuals looking at improving their interview skills and techniques.

People can book by email or telephone.  Jobs Hub will then confirm their attendance (and if any special adjustments need to be made) and then call them the day before as a reminder.

Tel: 01234 223510

Email the.jobshub@bedford.gov.uk

16th June: Interview Skills 10am -11am

 

14th July: Interview Skills 10am -11am

 

11th August: Interview Skills 10am -11am