Inclusion within the community

I will be able to make a positive contribution to the community I live in


This priority includes the scope of all the other priorities and is about enabling young people with SEND to have information, advice, guidance and support on elements of active citizenship; living as part of and making a positive contribution to a community; forming and sustaining relationships (friends and other relationships); and to feel respected and valued by others.

Local Provision :
Compass Card Compass Card West Sussex – a free leisure discount card for 0 to 25 year olds with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), which is run by local charity Amaze.
Pub Club PACSO Pub Club is our NEW club specially designed for young adults with a disability aged 18 to 25 years. This weekly club gives young adults the opportunity to take part in an activity that their peers take for granted. As well as the social benefits, this club will promote communication skills (ordering food and drink) and money-handling skills.
Outreach 3 Way - Out There Out Reach Outreach 3 Way is a Sussex-based learning disabilities charity. We support people with learning disabilities in all areas of daily life, from working to socialising. Residential care, supported living services, one to one support and complex needs.
Mencap Society Worthing Mencap champion the rights and provide support to people with learning disabilities and their families in the Worthing area, through the provision of a range of services, to help them lead independent lives engaging fully in the local community.
Egalite We provide comprehensive and flexible person centred support to younger adults with disabilities.
The Apuldram Centre The Apuldram Centre is a rural day centre on the outskirts of Chichester, offering a range of adult social care activities that enable us to support adults with learning disabilities.
Gig Buddies Gig Buddies is a volunteer befriending scheme that matches young adults with learning disabilities and/or autism with a volunteer friend who enjoys the same cultural activities as they do.
National Citizen Service (NCS) The National Citizen Service is a national initiative for young people aimed at promoting social inclusion and fostering life skills in preparation for adult life. The Service is open to all young people aged 16 and 17. Young people with SEND are eligible until the age of 25.
SEND Youth Leaders "SEND young people need a voice to make sure that they have access to the best services, support and opportunities for each young person. A key aspect to my role is making sure the voice of young people is heard by the people making decisions and providing services. I have been going out and about in the county to meet young people and those working with them to look at the best way to get their voice heard. I’m keen to work with schools, parent carers,SEND providers, the voluntary sector, and youth groups. I want to have a conversation with young people that is accessible to all and is about what matters to them. If you know a young person, and would like to offer them the chance to get involved, please do get in touch. There will be regular events and sessions in youth centres, schools and colleges, for young people to get together and share their thoughts and ideas about what is important to them. See our Local offer page for details of the next event or get in touch if you’d like me to run a session at a group or venue near you." Rachel Sadler - Youth Support Worker SEND Participation
Duke of Edingburgh's Award (DofE) Another important part of my role is to increase the numbers of young people with SEND taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) scheme. I’m working to get a network of DofE centres up and running to share good practice and celebrate success. The Awards are achievable by all, tailored to the young person, and develop key employability, personal and life skills. The Awards offer young people the opportunity to grow as individuals, be part of a team and challenge themselves. The DofE team want to offer this opportunity to all our young people in West Sussex and I look forward to us supporting DofE centres, leaders, parent carers, and young people to make this happen. If you know a young person who might benefit from taking part in DofE, or would like to know more, take a look at our web pages and get in touch." Rachel Sadler - Youth Support Worker SEND Participation

Further Documents needed for the DOfE