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Get Set GO 2020! Wednesday 1 April 2020 10am to 2:00pm

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Get Set GO 2020! Next steps into Adulthood for young people, aged 14-25 with special needs and disabilities (SEND).   This annual free event jointly organised by Wandsworth Council and Positive Parent Action, with support from South Thames College, is for young people, 14-25 with SEND, their parents/carers and other service providers, and professionals.  It will be held in Wandsworth's Civic Suite, Wandsworth High Street, SW18 2PU.

We have several short videos on our Wandsworth Local Offer YouTube Channel featuring many of last year’s exhibitors. If you haven’t been before, there is also longer video about a young person’s Get Set GO 2019 Experience.   Last year we had over 300 visitors including students from all of Wandsworth’s special schools. 

With more stands, workshops and presentations than last year’s excellent event, this year it will cover Health, Housing and Social Activities,  along with Education and Employment.  There will also be a few items on sale, so please bring some cash.

This event demonstrates the various routes young people can take into education, employment, training, independent travel,  independent living, health support, money and benefits, social life and more.

Schools and college can bring groups of students aged from 14 to 19.  Young people 14 to 25 years old, at out of borough schools or colleges, parents, carers, professionals, employers, teachers, providers and trainers will join us for this exciting event.

Book your free tickets on Eventbrite https://getsetgo2020guest.eventbrite.com

The event will be opened by Ana Popovici, Wandsworth's Director of Children's Services. There will be workshops and inspiring talks from young people about their routes to work, independent travel, social lives and more.  You can view videos and see who will be there on the Get Set Go Wiki, or on the WAND card and Parent Champions YouTube page.

Grand Opening and speakers                               10:30 to 11:00

Wellbeing Workshop with Talk Wandsworth TBC     11:30 to 12 Noon

Baked Bean Choir                                                12 noon

Legal Matters Workshop with Zach Eisdale             12:15 to 1:00

Social Services and Housing Workshop TBC            1:15 to 2:00

You can find out about: 

  • your choices after school or college
  • alternatives to education
  • Local training and support activities and forthcoming events
  • How to find a job or training place
  • Where to live
  • how to travel
  • local support groups and other services
  • Answers to any questions you or your parents/carers may have about your future

The exhibitors include:

  • 0 to 25 Disability Team

  • A2i Dyslexia

  • ACIS (Adult Care Information Service)

  • Apprenticeships and Skills Development Officer (WBC)

  • Baked Bean Company

  • Capel Manor College

  • Carney's Community

  • Carshalton College and Kingston College

  • Deaf First

  • Disabled Children's Register (DCR), WAND and WAND+ Cards and Parent Champions

  • Enable Leisure and Culture

  • Free2b-alliance

  • Generate

  • Green Academies Project

  • Healthwatch

  • Housing Options

  • Kingston University
  • Choice Support
  • One Trust

  • Orchard Hill College

  • Positive Parent Action

  • Prince's Trust

  • Project Search

  • Roots and Shoots

  • Share Community

  • South Thames College

  • Supported Employment Service Richmond and Wandsworth

  • THRIVE Wandsworth
  • Unique Youth

  • University of Roehampton
  • VoiceAbility (Wandsworth Advocates)

  • Wandsworth Carers' Centres

  • Wandsworth Information Advice and Support Service (WIASS)

  • Wandsworth Learning Disability Healthcare Team

  • Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Board

  • Wandsworth Work Match

  • WorkRight 

  • Workshop 305

To find out more and book as an exhibitor please  email getsetgo@wandsworth.gov.uk

Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact us:

thrivewandsworth@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk 
020 8871 7899