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HOT TOPIC! Get Set GO 3! Wednesday 28 February 2018

Get Set GO 3 ! Next steps into Adulthood for young people, aged 14-25 with special needs and disabilities (SEND).   This free event jointly organised by Wandsworth Council and South Thames College,  with funding from Wandsworth Ambitions Careers Cluster, and support from Positive Parent Action was for young people, 14-25 with SEND, their parents/carers and other service providers, and professionals. 

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With more stands, workshops and presentations than last year’s excellent event, this year it covered Health, Housing and Social Activities. Along with Employment, these were arranged in four Zones.

This event demonstrated 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 brought 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 all joined us for this exciting event.

This event followed on from 2016 and 2017's hugely successful Get Set GO! events.   We had a range of exhibitors covering a wide offer of provision and services. These include education, traineeships, housing options, health information, benefits and social life.   You could attend all or just part of the morning.

There were three inspiring speakers, Justine Greening MP for Putney opened the event. She was followed by Marsha de Cordova, MP for Battersea who gave a rousing keynote speech.  Wayne McGregor, talking about his pathway from Garratt Park School, via Generate, college and with the support of many of the exhibitors at the event, to a paid job at Sainsbury's for the last five years, was the highlight of the speakers.

There were creative workshops to take part in,  a dramatic performance from the Baked Bean Theatre Company was sadly cancelled due to the poor weather.

You could 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

Programme for the event:

10.00am                     Arrival and registration at Wandsworth Civic Suite

10.15am                      Welcome and opening speech from Justine Greening MP For Putney.

10.45am                      Keynote Speech from Marsha de Cordova, MP for Battersea 

11am                           Wayne McGregor talking about his route to independence.

12.30pm                      Lunch catered by Share  who are also providing tea and coffee

1.30pm                       Close

The exhibitors included:

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

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