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Below you will find a collection of resources and websites that may be useful for students and parents/carers when thinking about next steps, careers and preparation for adulthood:

Halesbury Newsletter

Here you can access previous issues of our Careers newsletter which contain advice, support and information about some of careers-related activities that are happening within school.

Dudley Local Offer:

Dudley’s Local Offer is an online resource that brings together information about education, social care, health, transport and other support services into one directory. The directory has been designed with SEND users in mind and has been created in order to try and increase the likelihood of young people, within Dudley, accessing some of the services, activities and opportunities that are available.

Link: https://dudleyci.co.uk/send-local-offer

Talking Futures Website:

It is widely recognised that parents/carers play an important role in a young person’s career-based decision making. Talking Futures is a collection of resources designed to support parents and carers to have constructive careers conversations with their child.

Link: https://www.talkingfutures.org.uk/about/

Ready4Life Activity Centre:

Ready4Life provides direct payment work and other various activities to support clients with the development of independence and life skills. They adopt a person-centred approach to supporting clients to attend personal appointments, access leisure activities and attend weekly recreational outings.

For further information contact Ready4Life on: 0121 602 1190 or 07446055798

ME&U Youth Club:

ME&U Youth Club caters specifically for young people on the autistic spectrum and aims to support young people to have fun, make new friends and develop their confidence. They meet on a Wednesday evening (6.00pm - 8.15pm) at Lower Gornal Youth Club.

Further details can be found at www.meandu.club

Your Future Black Country Website:

To help you navigate through the world of work, make the right career choice and find the right job we’ve set up the Information Hub. This contains a wealth of information and resources from post-16 study options to employment support to a wide range of careers information.

Link: https://yourfutureblackcountry.com/

My Choices Guide:

A comprehensive guide to further education, post-16 options and next steps for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.

Download: My Choices Guide

Preparing for Adulthood:

Funded by the Department for Education (DfE), this organisation provides expertise and support to local authorities and their partners to embed preparing for adulthood from the earliest years. They work to ensure that young people with SEND achieve paid employment, independent living, housing options, good health, friendships, relationships and community inclusion.

Link: https://www.preparingforadulthood.org.uk/

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