Youth Connexions services prompt young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to take action

13 September 2016

Young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LDD) have been surveyed about the service they received from Youth Connexions.

Earlier this year, the Youth Connexions LDD Team surveyed a total of 60 young people who either attend special schools or are attending supported provision at Hertfordshire colleges.

The survey showed that 96.6% of the young people surveyed understood why they were seeing their Youth Connexions personal adviser; 98.3% found their personal adviser either easy or very easy to talk to and 91.6% found the meeting either useful or very useful.

56.7% of the young people surveyed indicated that they would take action as a result of their intervention. This included visiting a college and talking to their parents about plans for the future.

LDD Boy With Laptop

Here are some other comments from the young people:

  • "I will start to think about what college I want to go to and maybe think about where I would go for work experience.”
  • “My Youth Connexion adviser is brilliant. She is very good at listening to what we have to say and she’s going to help address our problems.”
  • “I am going to work hard in maths and work harder in everything to try and get GCSE maths as I need it to get into elderly care.”

 

More information about how Youth Connexions supports young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities can be found here.