Talking about tomorrow


U – Z


UK wide organisation providing information and help around choosing university courses and applying to university.

Universal Credit

A new payment that replaces six existing benefits, including Housing Benefit and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). In the process of being introduced across the UK and not yet operating fully in all areas.

Vocational training

Allows students to train or study for a work related qualification through a high level of practical, work based experience.

YEAP or Youth Employment Activity Plan

This is a list of organisations providing vocational and employment training, produced by local councils under the Opportunities for All initiative.

Getting in touch with the Contact helpline

You can get in touch with our helpline by phone, email, Facebook or Twitter, and we can access an interpreter if necessary.
Find out more about how to contact us.



Useful links

Parent and carer support networks can be the best sources of local information and advice.


Download the list below, or contact us to ask about support groups in your area.


Workshop handouts

As part of our transition workshop programme, we produced short directories of local services for each area visited. Click on the image to download any handbook.


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