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Here are some suggested organisations that offer expert advice on SN.

20 y/o son

(13 Posts)
thecase Tue 06-Oct-15 13:55:12


looking for websites or companies who are sympathetic to people who have no great qualifications but value hard work, or any help for ex statemented children, now looking for work we are IN Northants

LarrytheCucumber Sat 17-Oct-15 20:33:35

Was he in mainstream or special school? Did he have a Connexions Advisor? If he was in a school in Northants he should have had one.
Which part of the county are you in?

cuntycowfacemonkey Sat 17-Oct-15 20:41:53

LarrytheCucumber Sun 18-Oct-15 08:19:50

I wondered about workbridge but as it is part of St Andrews I wondered if it was only for people already 'in their system'. No harm in looking though.

cuntycowfacemonkey Sun 18-Oct-15 09:46:41

It is open to people who are not under the care of St Andrews, not sure how the process of getting on the programme works but worth making an enquiry

thecase Sun 18-Oct-15 14:33:11

HI ty for posting, he was in mainstream but had 16 hours one to one, he was with connexions, but not sure about his eligibility now. we are in Kettering.

thecase Sun 18-Oct-15 14:39:10

He has no metal issues, he did 3 years at college doing Painting and decorating for 2 yrs and 1 for Animal welfare. Passed his exams. He is very slow on the uptake is hopeless at maths, tho he passed Grade' C' in French.
His main problem is his lack of drive, ambition and is very lazy, which his mum and me definately aren't. ON a good day he will work with me but it's rare. I need to find him something. He wants to be a you tuber, or play Spanish guitar, both of which he does quite well.

thecase Sun 18-Oct-15 15:02:06


LarrytheCucumber Sun 18-Oct-15 21:35:55

He is possibly not 'bad enough' for workbridge then. My son, also 20, had a Statement in a mainstream school too.
Have asked a family member who works for Connexions in Northants. They said after three years at College he is out of their target group and he needs Job Centre Plus. Presumably someone at the Job Centre would be able to help you.
Wish I had some better suggestions. Sorry.

LarrytheCucumber Sun 18-Oct-15 21:37:46

Which College was he at? Was it Moulton? Don't they have any careers advice for leavers?

Eliza22 Sat 09-Jan-16 10:52:59

Did you manage to find anything for you son? I will be in this position in future so, am wondering. I wish you (and him) luck!

thecase Mon 11-Jan-16 09:17:48

Hello Eliza, ty for your kind comment, We got Pierre into amateur dramatics and it'd changed his life for the better. More confident, new friends. Still no job yet but, in a much better place.

best wishes to you too

Eliza22 Mon 11-Jan-16 10:03:51

smile that's good.

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