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Prospects in Brent and Barnet caters to LDD young people

10 July 2013

Prospects was involved recently in two events in London, designed to provide support for young people who not only have to manoeuvre through a challenging job market, but do so with a learning difficulty or disability (LDD).

Last week at Barnet's North London Business Park, Prospects helped organise 'Working for the Future', aimed at all young people aged 16–25 with LDD. Representatives from Currys PC World were there to give an employer's perspective of how they select candidates, with local colleges and LDD specialist services such as Barnet Mencap and Dimensions. Workshops included CV writing, and travel training, which encourages disabled people to travel independently.

Yesterday, Brent Connexions held a unique and exciting event called 'Branching Out' for young people age 14–24 with LDD. Parents, carers and young people in the area were all invited to the Brent Connexions Special Needs Transition Event at the Roundwood Youth Centre. Local colleges, training schemes and charities offering supported employment opportunities were present, with a variety of voluntary and statutory bodies who support young people and their families during transition. Brent Connexions Personal Advisers played a key role, providing career guidance and job search support throughout the event.

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