"The ultimate resource in economic development is people. It is people, not capital or raw materials that develop an economy."
Peter F. Drucker
Cole is also currently involved in European-funded research to support #SENDcareers. More info to follow
Are you are do you know a Young Person with SEND ? Do they dream of working and living independently ?
We aim to support and facilitate young people with SEND into meaningful access to the workplace, empowering them to make a positive contribution and experience a sense of fulfilment.
DW is now an adult in his 30s. He has cerebral palsy and was educated in a mixture of mainstream and special educational settings. DW is fully dependent on carer support for his physical needs and uses a bespoke technical Augmentive Communication Aid to communicate. Cole successfully supported DW in accessing a meaningful work placement in a Primary School in Kent. He has maintained this placement for 4 years now. DW states that this opportunity has helped his confidence, motivated him to use his communication aid helps him feel valued within the local community. His parents noticed a significant improvement in his mental health once he started accessing this placement.
L&B Community Charity: Cole is a Trustee of a community based charity providing meaningful day care work and life skills in Kent. This project has been supporting young people with SEND with skills within the arts as well day-to-day life skills such as cooking. The project is supported by multi agency funding including the Local Council and use of direct payments. Cole is keen to help localities develop more opportunities to widen choices for young people with SEND in adult life.