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Podcast providing advice and resources to parents/carers of young people with additional needs to help them develop the skills to live more independently.

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Podcast providing advice and resources to parents/carers of young people with additional needs to help them develop the skills to live more independently.

    79 Providing A Compass

    79 Providing A Compass

    Sometimes we need to change direction quickly and find the right information so that we can make an informed decision as to which road we need to take. This week’s guest Kerrie Highcock talks about the importance for recognising when support is needed but making sure it’s the right kind of support. She also talks about the need for everyone to move away from awareness and understanding to acceptance and listening and learning from the young person who has the additional need.

    • 16 min
    78 Creative Community at the CO/LAB Theater Group

    78 Creative Community at the CO/LAB Theater Group

    When we go to the theatre we see a different world than the one we live in. Theatre can broaden our horizons challenge our perceptions and this is exactly what the CO/LAB Theater Group aims to do. In this episode we talk to a co-founder and actor from CO/LAB about how they provide a space to be creative and along the way change people’s perceptions of themselves as well as the perceptions of the communities they live in.

    • 16 min
    77 Presumption Of Employment

    77 Presumption Of Employment

    When we’re young we think we can do anything, be anyone, achieve everything, but as we get older we learn to fit into the box of expectations. For young people with additional needs this box can be small especially when it comes to paid employment. This week’s guest Alison Thwaite offers a better model - presumed employment. If presumed employment was a reality this could help create a more inclusive society where people are valued for themselves as individuals and not for any label they have been given

    • 20 min
    76 Getting Ready For Work

    76 Getting Ready For Work

    For many young people with additional needs finding a job can be incredibly challenging. Dr Michael Reiter runs work readiness workshops and here he talks us through the three areas he focuses on to help the emerging adults in the group find and keep a job. By helping our people to prepare properly, using a model like this, and giving them greater autonomy to plan their own work future we are helping increase the probability they will find and keep a job.

    • 20 min
    75 Planning A Future Without You

    75 Planning A Future Without You

    If not now when? Planning for the future can be scary for anyone but it’s especially hard when planning for a young person with additional needs and the many extra challenges that brings. In this episode Carol Wakeford from Heartventure shares how she has helped her son plan for an independent future. Planning not only provides our young people with the security of realistic options it can provide us with peace of mind and help us stop asking what happens when I’m no longer around.

    • 21 min
    74 Managing Mental Health

    74 Managing Mental Health

    We all appreciate the importance of good mental health but sometimes lack the toolbox to consistently achieve it. In this episode we talk with Kimmy Obo from Kooth which delivers mental health support online when and where young people want it. While Kooth uses technology for delivery it is still all about people reaching out and supporting each other reminding each other that we all have good and bad days and we all need to work on our own positive mental health.

    • 20 min

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