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There are thousands of young people currently benefiting from their time on the National Citizen Service programme.

Bradley decided to take on the challenge and signed-up for the programme, having first heard about it on the radio last winter and deciding this was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

He and his mother describe to the Yorkshire Evening Post the benefits of taking part in this social integration programme. Bradley is autistic and has branched out greatly, travelling 250 miles, pushing himself and building new relationships, now undertaking tasks that his mother was unsure might ever be possible. He is thriving with his new-found independence and looking to the future.

Yorkshire Evening Post – to read the article in its entirety, click here.