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SEND Ignition gets off to a sparkling start

Louisa Joyce, talks about the SEND Ignition Preparing for Adulthood work in Cheshire East

Preparing for Adulthood outcomes are based on what disabled young people say is important to them (employment, independence, friends, good health). Ultimately, young people want to have full lives with choices about their future and control of their support. We planned and tested our person-centred approach to preparing for adulthood, to develop a good 16 – 25 year old offer at the same time. This led to Cheshire East holding our first SEND Ignition event on Friday 1st February at Macclesfield Football Club with seven young people and parents from Park Lane School aged between 13 – 16 years old. Equipped with Sparkling tiara’s and crowns, NDTi’s Barry Jones and Jon Ralphs facilitated an action-packed day where young people spoke about what matters to them - their skills, abilities and what they want to do when they are older. This ranged from helping others, working with dogs, becoming an actor, living with friends and working as at butler!

Read the article on the Preparing For Adulthood Website

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