Volunteering can help a young person gain confidence and develop skills that will support them towards their career and learning goals. Some volunteering opportunities can be used as accreditation towards qualifications and awards.
Community based options
Community based options can be considered if a young person’s support needs are such that a college or employment-related options would not be appropriate.
Coventry’s Adult Education Service offers some courses for adults with learning disabilities (over 19 years old), it is called Active Learning. These are usually run from 3 community venues. There are 3 levels of courses available. These programmes are usually 2 days a week. Students can choose either Independent Living Skills or Learning for Work or courses for Learners with Complex needs.
The Adult Education Service also offers a wide range of day and evening classes in venues across the city. These include basic skills classes and leisure and vocational courses. These courses are open to everyone. Fees may be applied and are means tested, which means that how much you pay can depend on how much money you have.
There is also day provision available via Coventry’s Social Care All Age Disability Service. An assessment would need to be undertaken to determine eligibility for adult social care services before day opportunities could be accessed.