To provide young people with the skills needed to transition successfully into adulthood by providing a bespoke further education based on individual strengths and skills to enable young people greater independence and where appropriate employment opportunities within their local communities.
We aim to do this by:
Accurately assessing strengths and areas for learning to enable targeted outcome focused interventions;
Using TEACCH approach and methodologies to acquiring work related skills and job coaching;
Further developing communication skills and functional literacy, numeracy and ICT skills;
Providing work related opportunities to give young people greater opportunity to make a contribution to work and employment;
Continue an intensive travel training programme to enable young people to move around their community independently;
Giving young people the opportunity to develop hobbies and interests which enables them to make good use of their leisure time;
Working in partnership with other educational providers and employers to ensure young people can access appropriate courses and work placements.
Potens has multiple agencies in various locations around England and Northern Ireland offering suitable accommodation, supported living, domiciliary care and respite or short breaks. Please see our locations page for more information about services in your area, or please contact us to find out more. If you'd like to make a referral, please go here