Finding yourself work - employment, self-employment, volunteering - or a daily activity which means something when you are an adult is important to everyone. It is a good idea to start thinking and talking about your aspirations from when you are quite young. This gives you and your family and the people around you time to think about how to get to your goals.
If you have an Education Health and Care Plan, this will be part of your plan from Year 9, when you are around 14 years old. But don't wait until then, the exact details may change from when you are very young, but it is never too soon to think about and find out about your options.
Local resources to help you find work include:
- Disability Employment Advisors
- Share Community
- Supported Employment Service
Local supported employment opportunities are available from:
Supported Internships in Wandsworth:
Supported Internships in London:
- Ambitious College
- Barnet and Southgate College with Remploy (Transport for London)
- London South East Colleges.
- Carshalton College
- Cricket Green School with Action on Disability (Project SEARCH – employer-led by St George’s Hospital)
- National Star College with College of North London and Remploy (Tottenham Hotspurs Foundation)
- National Star College with Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College (Ealing Hospital)
- National Star College (Remploy and Greenwich Leisure)
- Orchard Hill College
- West Thames College with Action on Disability (Project SEARCH, employer-led by Glaxo Smith Klein)
- Whitefield Schools and William Morris School (Project SEARCH, employer-led by Whipps Cross University
- West London Alliance
National supported employment:
National advice from:
Travel options include: