SEND Employability Hub

Skills and Participation are working with four sites across Hampshire as SEND Employability Hub Pilots

SEND Employability Hubs bring together workplace and non-workplace learning to develop and deliver a programme focusing on the elements SEND young people need to gain independence and skills which maximizes progressions into sustained employment.

We will work with SEND Employability Hubs and local partners to ensure SEND young people are recognised as the valuable and talented workforce that they are.

Each hub will provide learners with access to education, skills and personal development opportunities based on individual need and access to workplace experiences and Supported Internships to lead them to positive experiences including pathways to paid employment.

If you are an employer interested in supporting SEND young people to access employment, please contact the Employment and Skills Hub (ESH@hants.gov.uk).

If you are a young person who:

  • lives in Hampshire
  • has an EHCP issued by Hampshire County Council
  • are leaving statutory education summer 2020 (moving into year 12)
  • are enthusiastic and ambitious about your future job

and are interested in joining a Hub please contact them directly on the details above.

If you are a young people or parent interested in joining a Hub when you turn 16 discuss this at your next EHCP review or contact your SEN worker.

If you are unsure of your eligibility or want to discuss your EHCP contact the SEN helpline on 01329 316165.

If you would like to know more about the SEND Employability Hub Pilot, please contact Toni-Marie Leaf (Toni-Marie.Leaf@hants.gov.uk).