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Posted on behalf of National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi):

In July 2021, NDTi launched Time to Talk Next Steps, a three-year programme to support young people with additional needs aged 16-25 years across England with confidence building and motivation for the future.

In a recent blog, Jackie Claxton Ruddock one of our  Time to Talk Next Steps Supporters explains how the project aims to change approaches and to enable young people and their parents and carers to rebuild connections.

“They now feel more confident in making friends, going out, and event recognising their own skills”

This free virtual service is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. It is available throughout the year and is designed for young people who are experiencing anxiety, and isolation and who have limited or no plans for the future post-COVID-19.  Young people, family members, or professionals can make a Request for Support on our webpage here.

The project is being delivered in partnership with the national disability charity, Contact, which provides support, information, and workshops for parents and carers of young people receiving support on transition to adulthood through workshops and individual “listening ear” support.

Find out more here


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