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National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi)- Time to Talk Next Steps

Free virtual support for young people with additional needs in England

In July 2021, NDTi launched Time to Talk Next Steps , a three-year programme to support young people with additional needs aged 16-25 years across England with confidence building and motivation for the future. 

This free virtual service is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. It is available throughout the year and is designed for young people who are experiencing anxiety, isolation and who have limited or no plans for the future post COVID-19.  Young people, family members or professionals can make a Request for Support on our webpage here

The project is being delivered in partnership with national disability charity, Contact, who provide support, information and workshops for parents and carers of young people receiving support on transition to adulthood through workshops and individual “listening ear” support.

In a recent blog, Jackie Claxton Ruddock one of our  Time to Talk Next Steps Supporters explains how the project aims to change approaches and to enable young people and their parents and carers  to rebuild connections

“They now feel more confident in making friends, going out, and even recognising their own skills”

Who to contact

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Alice McColl
01225 255 268

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