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Skills for Work and for Life

Active Prospects offers a range of services that support people with learning disabilities, physical and mental health needs, to gain the skills and self-confidence they need to live independent and rewarding lives, that see them actively participating in their local community. We support people to gain practical skills, boost confidence, raise aspirations, make friends and improve wellbeing.

Aspiring Prospects

Following the success of a two-year supported internship programme, Active Prospects will launch a unique employability skills training programme for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).  During the programme young people will be supported to develop valuable skills and experience that employers’ value, that will help them secure and sustain employment.  Preparing for adulthood themes will provide the framework for the programme, with the main emphasis being readying for and preparing for employment.   The programme will run for 36 weeks, starting in September 2020, and will mirror the academic year.  Successful applicants will participate in a mixture of class-based and work placement learning at Active Prospects.

For more information please contact Nick Kinsella at

Our pioneering Supported Internship Programme offered young people with learning disabilities the opportunity for practical work experience and personal development. Take a look at our video below. Interns spent one day a week at a college continuing their education and two days working in a variety of roles across Active Prospects.  At the end of the programme, interns were supported to progress to further training, volunteering or paid work.

Our Active Growth allotment project offers therapeutic activity during weekly sessions where there is opportunity to grow fresh fruit and vegetables on our friendly inclusive community gardening project.

We also offer a programme of skills training and activity sessions such as arts and music.

Our Active Wellbeing strategy supports people with mental health needs through a range of recovery and wellbeing services. Challenging themselves to try new things and the satisfaction of achieving them raises aspirations and acts as a catalyst for greater independence.