Time to Talk: the new project for young people with Special Education Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)

Time to Talk is a new project for young people with Special Education Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) developed by the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Trained staff will provide 50 young people in England with person-centred planning sessions to enable young people to:

  • develop their aspirations, motivation, and plans for the future;
  • feel heard and valued
  • strengthen their emotional wellbeing and resilience
  • be well equipped to manage transitions

Funding for the project is for 6 months and owing to the COVID-19 restrictions it is likely that all support will be delivered online.

The project aims to reach 16-25-year-olds with additional needs who are isolated and may not be not engaged in education or training. Sessions will be tailored to each young person. Information and links to local networks will be provided to parents and carers where needed and useful suggestions and resources to support students who are anxious or uncertain about their future plans can be provided to education providers where students request this.

Young people can make a Request for Support from Time to Talk themselves or others can make a Request for Support on behalf of a young person here on the NDTi website.

For further information please contact Alice McColl, Development Lead, Children and Young People on 01225 789135 or 07394560816. Alternatively, email Alice.mccoll@ndti.org.uk