Skills for Life Programme

Our Skills for Life Programme is designed for young people aged 13-25 who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) prepare for independent living and their next steps after education.

What is the skills for life programme?

The Skills for Life Programme is designed for young people who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to help prepare them for adulthood and independent living, something that children with SEND can have difficulties in. The programme is delivered by our Specialist Family Support/Youth Engagement Workers for families with SEND at a range of locations including, the child's home, our offices in Rochester and other community settings such as shops and public transport.

What is covered?

The programme covers key aspects of independence and adulthood, including:

  • Cooking and Nutrition

  • Cleaning and Hygiene

  • Washing and Managing Clothes

  • Accessing Health and Social Care Services

  • Managing Relationships

  • Careers

The programme is flexible and can be expanded to cover other aspects identified in our initial assessment of your child's needs. The programme will run over a course of 8 weeks at times and dates to suit the child and our staff.

How to access?

To access this service, the young person or their parents/carers need to email us to find out more: frontlineservices@raisingyouth.co.uk