young people with learning difficulties

Young people who have learning difficulties

We are able to accommodate a range of special educational needs as long as we are fully informed of them in appropriate time before the programme starts.

The young person’s parent or guardian should complete the full application form as soon as possible, providing us with full details of the young person’s needs. Our team will then contact you to ask for further information or to discuss any additional support we could provide. We may also ask to contact other healthcare professionals working with your young person, for more detailed information.

1 to 1 support is available, and this will be based on individual assessment. We can also make adaptations to transport and equipment. All additional support is provided at no extra cost. Our team will be in touch to discuss this, and in some cases, we may suggest your young person participates in a neighbouring area where the support available is more suitable to your young person’s needs. During NCS, where necessary, we will adapt activities for the whole team to ensure your young person can be included in the entire schedule, and isn’t asked to do something different.

We focus on the young people challenging themselves, and a young person would never be forced to do any activity that they are uncomfortable with.

Cameron wouldn’t go anywhere without me before the summer, he wouldn’t do anything before NCS. Liam went to a pupil referral unit close to our home but his attendance was very bad. But since NCS he is playing rugby with a teacher at school and he even went out on his lunch break, had his hair cut and then returned to school. A lot of people would think that these things he has achieved are normal things, but they’re not for Liam. He finds them very hard and after not leaving the house for nearly two years, I am just so proud of how far he has come. At the showcase, all the young people had to present in front of an audience. Cameron would never usually have a conversation with anyone or speak that much. He stood up and sent one sentence and I was so proud.

Cameron’s Mother