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BBC launches nationwide search, training and showcase opportunity for disabled actors

The development programme, which is called Class Act: A Nationwide Search And Skill Factory, comes as part of the BBC’s ambition to support and raise the profile of disabled actors.

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DIY Health Parenting Course

The programme targets families with children aged 0-4 and will commence early in the New Year. The focus will be on common childhood illnesses e.g. cold, fever and feeding etc. with a specific focus on parent education. The plan is to deliver group learning sessions for parents which provide an opportunity to practice skills in a peer-led environment. The initial phase of the project will involve asking local parents with children 0-4 years about managing children’s health at home. The model will employ a co-produced methodology in which parents and families are involved in the design delivery and evaluation of the service. The core content of each session is based on experiences and stories and it is possible to adapt the sessions to fit with parents or local need e.g. adding an oral health session if parents feel that would be useful.

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Health Improvement training and opportunities 

Traineeship Pathway Opportunity for young people 16-18 years

In2work Traineeships based just near the Broadway Shopping Centre. We offer a 20 week Traineeship Programme for young people which consists of: 

- Maths and English Functional Skills to boost up grades

- A work experience placement to build up valuable insight into working life

- A weekly bursary of up to £45

- Job application / Interview support

- 12 month on going support for young people

In 2 Work will also consider 19-24 year olds and have provision for 12-15 young people every 8 weeks and our next cohort starts Wednesday this week for which I have only a few spaces left. 

Any young people, parents or practitioners can give Shakeel Aziz a call on 07757 010952 to have a chat,  also visit us at: https://www.in2work.co.uk/

Prince's Trust Team Programme

Calling all 16-25year olds!

Develop skills and confidence to get on the right path. Our FREE 12 week programmes start September, January and May.

There are still limited spaces on the Prince’s Trust Team Programme running in Shipley, Bradford starting on Monday 15th January.

This is essentially a free 12 week personal development programme for anybody between 16-25yr olds to help them boost their confidence and communication skills through teamwork. I have attached a link to the overview of the course along with posters and the application form.

Individuals can still apply online or complete the form and return to this email address however places are limited.

Individuals may also qualify for a bursary ,free school meals and transport.

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Specialist Autism Services - Employed By Me Flyer

SAS have a new project called Employed By Me and focuses on supporting participants to decide if self employment would be an option for them. The project is one year long, split into 12 cohorts. So one person would attend discussion based workshops each Tuesday morning for one month. Then we will offer up to 5 1:1 support sessions for each individual to discuss specific areas in further detail and progress towards self employment. This project is open to anyone with an ASC diagnosis or actively seeking a diagnosis. As long as you want to think about self employment, then this project would be worth giving a try!

Please see below to view the document

Opportunities for young people 

In the document you will find information on how to apply and links to the relevant pages for recruitment for the below.

Connexions Shipley

Aspirations Feedback 

Children’s Overview and Scrutiny Board 

British Red Cross

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Nigeria Community Association, Bradford

Do you have experience of working with young people (Aged 11 – 16+)?

Are you energetic and enthusiastic?

We’re looking for 2 dynamic sessional youth workers (casual) to work from September 2017 £12.56 per hour.

See below for more information

What Is Project Search?

Project SEARCH for School Leavers

Southfield School is a generic special school in Bradford. The school provides the Project SEARCH Bradford tutor and teaching assistant who work on the program full time.

Project SEARCH for Help to get a job

Interns take part in three work experience placements between September and July. When in placement interns are learning skills they need to apply for jobs that match those skills. Each placement lasts at least 10 weeks which gives interns the chance to learn tasks through extensive repetition.

For more information about Project SEARCH click here

Supported Employment

In the Bradford District information, advice and support about supported employment is available from JobCentre Plus via Remploy.  Further information is available on the Remploy website.


Remploy exists to improve the lives of disabled people and those with complex needs through the power of work. We believe that everyone has something to offer. So we work to find their strengths. Once we know their skills, we match them to proper jobs with carefully chosen employers who help them achieve.

Volunteering Opportunities  

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The Specialist Inclusion Project (S.I.P) is a project run by Bradford Council that provides and supports others to provide leisure and recreational activities for young people age 8-18 years with a diagnosed disability. click here for further information

Bradford Council - How do i become a volunteer?

For more information about becoming a volunteer for Bradford Council click here


Supporting young people into employment

The hub exists to help young people find the right apprenticeship provider and to support businesses in setting up apprenticeships.

We’re here to provide impartial advice and to make apprenticeships simple so even more businesses can bring in new skills and grow a loyal and motivated workforce and young people can get a foot on the career ladder.

Any young person or businesses in the district can now get free, impartial advice about apprenticeships and connections to funding, quality training and recruitment support

For more information please click here or contact 01274 434953.

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. You can find more information about Apprenticeships click here

The West Yorkshire Learning Providers (WYLP) network can also help you find out about Apprenticeships and traineeships in the Bradford District and West Yorkshire. To find out more click here

Work Choice

Work Choice is an employment programme that supports people with disabilities who face real barriers when it comes to finding and keeping work. Work Choice is flexible and individually tailored to your needs.

It will help you reach your full potential so you can move into independent, unsupported employment. Work Choice helps people who wish to work at least 16 hours a week.

How do I find out more?
You can contact the team directly by calling 01274 434638 or you can be referred to Work Choice by a Disability Employment Adviser at your local Jobcentre – they will send your details to us.

Then you will meet one of the Work Choice advisers. The advisers are friendly, helpful and have many years experience of helping people with disabilities into work.


Connexions Bradford

Connexions Bradford is the local support service for all young people aged 13–19, and up to 25 if they have learning difficulties and disabilities click here for more information.

They offer young people advice, guidance and support on a range of issues such as education, training, jobs, money and lifestyle decisions, to help them make a smooth transition to adulthood and working life.

Personal Advisors are trained to support young people through a range of issues including education/training choices, employment, money, health and relationships, helping young people to make the right decisions and take action.  Further information can be found on the links below to the Connexions website.

Young People

Parents and Carers

Bradford Connexions Centre 

Culture Fusion, 125 Thornton Road, Bradford, BD1 2EP

Tel: 01274 377800

Keighley Connexions Centre

Keighley Town Hall, Bow Street, Keighley, BD21 3PA

Tel: 01535 618100

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