Click on the links below to access information about SEND support services and charities in the Greater Essex region.
The MAZE Group CIC
Families Infocus – Essex
Essex Family Forum
SEND The Right Message
Southend SEND Independent Forum
Thurrock SEND Family Forum
Essex County Council Targeted Employment
The UK’s most accessible job board. The employers who advertise on Evenbreak are actively aiming to attract disabled candidates and the registered candidates want to work for inclusive companies. Please use the links below for more information.
Evenbreak website home page
Welcome to Evenbreak video
Preparing for Adulthood
The Preparing for Adulthood programme is delivered by the National Development Team for Inclusion. The programme is funded by the Department for Education as part of the Delivering Better Outcomes Together consortium. Please use the link below for more information.
Preparing for Adulthood home page
BASE is a national charity that promotes the principles and delivery of high-quality Supported Employment services. Their brief is to represent, inform and encourage best practice. Please use the link below for more information.
Base information for job seekers page
Mencap are here to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and their families now, and fight alongside them for a better future. They team up with a network of over 300 local groups to reach people across England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Please use the links below for more information.
Mencap home page
Mencap’s ‘Employ Me’ video
National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society offers advice and support for young autistic people and their families on making the transition from school or further or higher education to adult life. Please use the links below for more information.
National Autistic Society home page
National Autistic Society ‘Too Much Information in the workplace: Job interviews’ video
Deaf Unity has lots of informative articles, personal accounts, interviews and interesting projects. There is the Deaf Learners Project helping those who are deaf through Further and Higher Education, a Deaf Careers section that includes jobs, a Role Models Project where they look for people to volunteer as role models to the young Deaf Learners Project. Please use the links below for more information.
Deaf Unity home page
Deaf Futures – ‘Motivating deaf youths and championing deaf leaders’ video
Blind in Business
Blind in Business offers employment and training support for those who are blind or partially sighted helping with finding work, interviews and getting equipment. Please use the links below for more information.
Blind in Business home page
Blind in Business video
Afasic supports young people who have difficulties with listening, talking and understanding others. The site has a huge section on post-16 support covering all levels of education, social services, housing, friendships and relationships, safety, leisure, transport, driving and more. There are lots of videos and insights into personal experiences and experiences of living with a hidden disability. There is also a helpline support. Please use the links below for more information.
Afasic supporting young people with SLCN page
‘Lydia talks about the Afasic Helpline’ video
The Brain Charity
The Brain Charity works with individuals with any neurological condition which can be very wide ranging but includes autism, brain injury, stroke, cluster headaches, ADHD, Dyslexia, Cerebral Palsy and much more. They offer lots of practical help like with understanding your condition, employment tips, information and advice including a large library and many resources on benefits advice, carer support and young people’s services. They also have lots of emotional support services like counselling, lists of support groups and help with confidence and employability. Please use the links below for more information.
The Brain Charity ‘Support with Employment’ page
The Brain Charity ‘What we want to achieve’ video
Dyspraxia UK offers expert advice, assessments and strategies to children, young people and adults with dyspraxia throughout the UK. Please use the links below for more information.
Dyspraxia UK home page
‘Dyspraxia at Work’ video
Disability Rights UK
Disability Rights UK wants equal participation for all and it wants a society where everyone can participate equally. Please use the links below for more information.
Disability Rights UK ‘About Us’ page
Disability Rights UK vision video
The British Dyslexia Association
The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has been the voice of dyslexic people since 1972. It is a membership organisation working to achieve a dyslexia-friendly society for all. Please use the links below for more information.
British Dyslexia Association home page
British Dyslexia Association ‘Five Frequently Asked Question’ webinar
Remploy is the UK’s leading disability specialist, with more than 70 years of experience delivering employment and skills support. Please use the links below for more information.
Remploy home page
Remploy’s ‘Anthony’s job at Marks & Spencer’ video
Able Futures can help you manage your mental health at work so you can enjoy more good days. They can give you up to nine months advice and guidance from a mental health specialist who can help you learn coping mechanisms, build resilience, access therapy or work with your employer to make adjustments to help your mental health at work. Please use the links below for more information.
Able Futures ‘Support for people at work’ page
Welcome to Able Futures video