EU Funding for South Wales

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A project to help improve the futures of more than 1,500 young people with learning disabilities across South Wales have been given EU funding. Alun Davies AM, Deputy Minister for European Programmes, unveiled Caerphilly Council’s £15m Regional SEN Transition to Employment project. The project aimed at 14 to 19-year-olds with special educational needs who are making the transition from full-time education to employment.

The project has received £8.8m from the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government and will operate with other local authorities in Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taff.

The  aim of the project will be to increase the skill-base of participants, volunteer mentors and carers through the delivery of support and accredited training courses.

A very exciting project going forward to assist people who need that extra support once finishing full time education.