Have you ever wanted to try a new hobby? A sport? Try volunteering? Get an apprenticeship, supported internship or a job?
Sometimes the problem is not knowing where to find your next adventure where you live. That’s where Stepping Stones can help. Stepping Stones is a pilot project based in Grantham and the surrounding areas. We are here to make sure you know about all the opportunities there are for you.
Stepping Stones will let you know about:
- sports, arts and other local groups
- educational establishments
- supported internships
- employers and potential employers
- other local organisations offering support and information
What will you get out of it?
- increase your confidence
- become a more active part of the community
- find an exciting new path you didn't know about before
- be more confident in beginning your journey into employment, volunteering and education
How do I take part?
The whole project last up to 3 months, starting at the beginning of January, but you can join at any time. We would need to chat with you and find out how you’re getting at least 3 times (once a month) but that can be more. Our mentor could also be much more involved if you would like supporting you in going to new groups, or trying new things like an apprenticeship, work experience or a new course at college.
A step-by-step experience
Interested - Once you’ve told your work-coach that you’ll like to know more about Stepping Stones, they will introduce you to your mentor, Jenny.
Eligibility - Jenny will fill out some paperwork to check you’re eligible for the programme.
Finding out about you – Jenny will ask you what you like to do, what you want to do and how we can help.
Sharing information - Jenny will show you all the things you can do locally that you might be interested and help you get in touch to find out more.
Keeping in touch - Jenny will get in contact by phone or email regularly to see how you’re getting on.
Face to face chats – When possible for you, Jenny will meet up with you at the Grantham Job Centre Plus to chat about your progress and how you’re feeling.
Happily ever after – When the project is finished, we hope you’ll be well on your way to a brighter future!
Can I join Stepping Stones?
- You need to not be working, in education or training.
- You need to have some kind of learning or emotional disability. E.g Autism, learning disability or depression.
- You need to be able to live and work in the UK.
- Evidence that economically inactive.
- You need to be over 16 years old.
Who is working on this project?
This work will be delivered by Sky Badger working in collaboration with Grantham Jobcentre Plus staff and members of The Policy Group, Disability Employment & Support. Grantham Jobcentre as one of 11 Health Model Offices – sites that have a specific focus on reducing the disability employment gap, testing specific policy initiatives, and driving innovation across the DWP health and disability space.
Sky Badger is a charity that finds help and support for families with disabled children all over the UK. has built a strong reputation for providing an innovative, tech-based information service to 1,000s of disabled children, young people, and their families all over the UK.
For more information contact Jenny Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org