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Education, employment and training services for young people up to age 25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities:

Community Connecting

We assist customers with disabilities to find out more about their local community and how they can access some of the following:

  • Finding voluntary work
  • Socialising
  • Joining a club
  • Further Education; including College courses and other training opportunities
  • Using their community facilities to do things that they enjoy
  • Meeting friends
  • Traineeships
  • Travel training

We provide a time limited service; with the aim of working with the customer so they are able to find, take part in their chosen community activity and to do this independently.

For more information about these services:

Telephone: 01225 718004

Email: west.cc@wiltshire.gov.uk

Web: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/local-offer-community-connecting

Supported Internship

Supported internships are delivered by Wiltshire College, Fairfield College and Swindon College, with support from Wiltshire College job coaches and includes on-the job training with college based learning. They help young people (aged 18-24 with an EHCP) gain practical experience and work skills towards the job they would like to do.

For more information:

Telephone: 01373 866 066Email: Cathryn.giles@wiltshire.ac.uk

Web: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/local-offer-supported-internship

Wiltshire Employment Support Team (WEST)

WEST provides a person centred service, working with the young person to enable them to find and sustain paid employment.

Once referred the young person will be allocated to a Job Coach who will then support with applying for jobs, preparing for interviews and should a job be found  support with starting work.  WEST will continue to review and support the young person in sustaining employment until they are ready to do so independently.

For more information:

Telephone: 01225 718004

Email: west.cc@wiltshire.gov.uk

Web: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/local-offer-west

Travel Training for young people aged 16+

A service for SEND young people travelling to post-16 education settings in Wiltshire with a variety of travel options. Usual methods include; bus travel, walking routes and train travel.

For more information:

Telephone: 01225 718004

Email: west.cc@wiltshire.gov.uk

Web: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/local-offer-travel

This leaflet also gives more information

Contact details

Wiltshire Council –

Web: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/contact

Telephone: 0300 456 0100
Textphone: 01225 712500

For more information about these services call the team on: 01225 718004 or email west.cc@wiltshire.gov.uk

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