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BME Transitions Project – The Action Group

Action Group LogoThe Action Group is starting new 3 year project in Edinburgh and West Lothian:

“Our aim is to work with young people (14-30)  from black and minority ethnic background who have learning disabilities or other support needs, as they go through ‘transitions’ associated with leaving school and college, and growing up. We can advise young people and their families on many issues including; benefit entitlements and claiming, housing, education and training, work, respite and leisure opportunities, friendships and much more. Our project will keep the wishes of the young people paramount, and they will decide what they would like us to help them with. Through a combination of group and individual work, with young people, their carers and families, we aim to help young people make plans for their future and support them in making it happen.

As this is a new project we are keen to meet with young people and their families who may be interested in the service, as well as professionals working in this area. We would be grateful for your feedback if you would like more information or know of someone you would like to refer. Our project can also work with people who have been through ‘transitions’ already, but are still unsure about their future or feel that it was not as successful as it could be. If you would like more information on whether our project is appropriate for a young person feel free to ask us.

If you would like copies our electronic leaflet please email and I can send some to you. We have translated information in a range of community languages if this is preferable. Also, if you have any questions at all or would like to speak to us in more detail about the project we would be happy to talk with you, and you can email myself (gracerobertson@Actiongroup.org.uk) or my colleague Saher (saherali@actiongroup.org.uk), or you can call our office on 0131 475 2315.”

Grace Robertson

BEMAS Transitions Advisor

The Action Group

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