Author Topic: Young people with SEND to benefit from £5 million work scheme  (Read 988 times)

DarthVector

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Young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) will be helped to make the difficult transition from school to the professional world thanks to a new £5 million government initiative, announced today (12 March 2015).

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/young-people-with-send-to-benefit-from-5-million-work-scheme

I'm not convinced; £5M spreads very thinly when it's across the whole country. It looks like token expenditure to get feelgood PR to me.

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Agreed - £5m over how many disabled young adults? 
these stats popped up but only cover England http://www.efds.co.uk/resources/facts_and_statistics
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"There are about 770,000 children age under 16 in the UK with a disability,  6 per cent of the child population".  So that means that £5 million is ....... (very little per child)

ie £6.50p