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Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities

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  1. Promoting equality in education, training and employment for disabled people Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities Anna Boekweit, Youth Participation Worker, Preethi Sundaram, Policy Officer and Laura Hignett, Intern

  2. What do you think? • I know what I want to do next... • I know how to find a job • I know where to find information about my disability • I know where to find support to help me to make the right choices about my future • I am looking forward to finishing my education Green - Yes definitely. Yellow – Maybe. Pink – No.

  3. Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities What are we all about? Promotes opportunities to empower disabled young people and adults with any kind of impairment to realise their potential in post-16 education, work-based learning, volunteering and transition to employment

  4. Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities What do we do as an organisation? Email and Telephone Information service for disabled people, their families and key advisers Policy work Educating others through publications, conferences and events

  5. What can we help with? • We speak to all disabled students and people calling on their behalf • We can help people with all disabilities • We can give you advice and information about: • Courses at college • Apprenticeships • Funding for further study • Benefits • Disability

  6. Choices at 16... You can: • Go to college • Look for a job with training • Stay at school • Start training for work

  7. Exercise Thinking about your future...

  8. What do you think? • I know what I want to do next... • I know how to find a job • I know where to find information about my disability • I know where to find support to help me to make the right choices about my future • I am looking forward to finishing my education Green - Yes definitely. Yellow – Maybe. Pink – No.

  9. Free Skill Information booklets to help you think about what is next... • Making choices about leaving school • Applying to Further Education • Assistive technology in Education: Sources of information • Funding Further Education for Disabled Students • Help for Disabled Jobseekers from Jobcentre Plus

  10. Other Skill publications • Into… career guides e.g. Into Teaching, Into Sport

  11. Making choices about the future .…… An example by Laura

  12. Volunteering… • Skill have a project working exclusively with young disabled aged 16 – 25 years old. • Working with any kind of disability or impairment.

  13. Why Take Part? • There are many great reasons to get involved in volunteering: • Gain valuable work experience • Learn new skills • Make a difference to others • Make new friends • Boost your CV and your chances of getting a job

  14. Examples of Volunteering • Working with children • Local radio stations and newspapers • Creative industries • IT • Environment

  15. Do you think yes, no or maybe? • I feel part of my school community • I do things to help local community • Volunteering is a good way to learn new things • I think I would like to volunteer • Volunteering could be a fun thing to do Green - Yes definitely. Yellow – Maybe. Pink – No.

  16. What we have on offer: • Skill Ambassadors • Performers, dancers, interviewers • Information Development Group (online)‏ • Steering Group Members • Youth Working Party • Virtual Youth Board • One off focus groups

  17. What we want: • Young, enthusiastic disabled people to help Skill have a lot more youth involvement • We want to hear from you and what the issues are for you and how we can help

  18. How can we help you? On the telephone On email On the internet Through text message – coming soon!

  19. What to do: • Visit our website: www.skill.org.uk • Email me: anna@skill.org.uk • Call me: 0207 450 0620 • Text me: 07595 120 687