Young people with learning disabilities sought for expanding special educational needs programme at Jarrow Hall
A charity is reaching out to young people with special educational needs (SEN) and their parents after its programme based in the beautiful setting of Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum in South Tyneside has increased its number of learner places thanks to a government funding boost.
The number of learners has increased to 24 young people have conditions that include autism, Asperger’s syndrome, dyspraxia, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), Asperger’s syndrome and motor skills difficulties.
Hayley Daglish, a support worker at Route2Work, said: “Jarrow Hall has had a particularly powerful effect, with our learners able to get to know all the staff working on the farm, the visitors’ shops and the museum.
“Familiarity helps to build confidence and create an environment where they can develop all the skills they will need to move into a work place setting on their own.”
The course is specifically designed to help those between the age of 16 to 25 living with learning disabilities to develop their skills and become more confident and independent. It enables learners to gain vocational qualifications, functional skills and gain workplace experience with access to a fully functioning animal farm, horticultural facilities and Bede Museum in situ on the 11-acre site.
For more information about Route2Work call Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle on 0191 428 1144 email: www.groundwork.org.uk/stanor visit: