Financial and Employment Support

When entering adulthood, money and employment can be a daunting thing to understand. York's Local Offer for SEND aims to give you the support you may need to help you through decision making about money and jobs.

 

  • You can find information about support at school, after school, your EHCP and finding work at YorZone.
  • Financial Support can be found here.
  • To understand what our Specialist Careers Team do and their contact details, click here.
  • To find out more about the Transition Team, click here.

 

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The Opportunities Fair has been held at Askham Bryan College for 10 years and is a fantastic opportunity to talk with potential employers, education providers and other students in York who are going through the same stage of life as you. This event is a great way to take information and prepare for the future choice of what to do once you leave school.

Click on the link here to find out more about the past events.

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The employment support section will provide you with useful information if you are looking for advice on who can support you in the employment journey, useful links, help searching for jobs and advice on managing money.

For more information, click here.

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Live Well York has information sections on Volunteering as well as Education, Employment and Training. The website also has:

  • Community activities and events directory
  • Wide range of health and wellbeing information and advice pages
  • Services and products directory
  • Personalised booklet you can create for yourself or someone you know

 

For further information about Live Well York contact livewellyork@york.gov.uk or 01904 551006.

Or to visit the website, click here.

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Stepping out of education brings about may new options including the financial support that is on offer to you. Follow this page to gain a better understanding of the help that is available.

To see more information, click here.

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A volunteer is someone who does unpaid work or activities within the community.

To see more information, click here.

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Supported Internships are a combination of work based experience and improving and developing transition skills ready for adulthood. Supported Internships in York are offered through a number of different agencies including Blueberry Academy, Project Choice and United Response.

To view more information, click here.

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Supported work environments enable young people and adults to develop skills such as time management, independence and the opportunity to learn new skills and experiences.

This is a possible option for those moving on from an EHCP and who are ready to work. United Response is the main provider in York.

Who is eligible?

The programme is designed to support people with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities or people with mental health conditions, people with very little or no experience of work, people who want tailored support to access and stay in work. In order to be eligible the young person needs to be working with Adult Social Care and a referral can be made by your social worker or transitions worker. Alternatively, a referral via a Work Coach or Disability Employment Adviser at the Job Centre can be made.

People accessing the service are assigned a Job Coach. A Job Coach is like a support worker but is focused around supporting people into work and in work. The core role of a Job Coach is to provide person centred support, to enable people to learn, develop and maintain a job.

More Information?

For more information about the service we provide please contact:

Ramsay Taylor, Supported Employment Manager, United Response Training Employment and

Community (URTEC), 3-5 Tanner Row, York, YO1 6JB

01904 672572, 07811 998307, ramsay.taylor@unitedresponse.org

Alternatively speak to your Social Worker or Disability Employment Adviser.

 

To view more information on Supported Work and Employment, click here.

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A Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for.

To view more information, click here.

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Apprenticeships are work-based learning programmes where people earn a wage and gain on-the-job experience and skills that lead to nationally recognised qualifications. There are currently over 200 different apprenticeships available in York.

To view more information, click here.

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United Response believe in equal opportunities for all. They provide a range of training, employment, care and support opportunities for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities within the York area. 

 

To see more information about United Response, click here.

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Access to Work is a government programme aimed at supporting disabled people to take up or remain in work.

To view more information, click here.

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30 Clarence Street provides those who are not currently in education, employment or training (and aged 16-25 years) with confidential counselling and provide signposting for services- this includes advice on health matters and relationships, housing, benefits and working. 

Learning and Work Advisors are available from 30 Clarence Street- they are there to help you get a better understanding of the option available to you and help you to gain the employment/ training opportunities you want.


To view more information, click here.

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St Nicks is the green heart of York: a centre for nature and green living, with an ambitious vision for York.Have a look at the links below to see the opportunities that are available at St Nicholas Fields.

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To see more information from Even Break, click here.

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If you are unemployed, seeking direction and ideas for you future- ages 16-25 years old then this might be the course for you!

There is a Princes Trust course at Askham Bryan College. It is deal for those who want to build their confidence, gain extra qualifications, develop new interpersonal skills and improve long-term career prospects.

This is a 12- week course (which includes 2 weeks on placement and 1 week residential). There are 3 starting periods throughout the year- Sept/Oct, Jan/Feb, May/June.

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