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We offer Education and Training courses to young adults age 16-25 who have a diagnosis of ASC and/or additional needs. We deliver vocational courses as well as functional skills in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT.

We also offer adult courses in South Tyneside and Sunderland including maths, English, ICT, Vocational courses, Employability and Autism Awareness; Direct Payment scheme and Volunteering opportunities.

We have three social clubs that provide the opportunity for young people to socialise with others; Esteem for teenagers age 13-16 years, Bloom for girls age 16+ who have a diagnosis of ASC, and Where it’s at! for people age 16+ who have ASC and/or additional needs.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Karen Baines
Contact Position
SEND Manager
0191 456 0894
07474 807 905

Where to go

The Custom Space
Captains Row
South Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE34 6PX

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Education sessions take place MON-FRI 9:30am – 3:30pm
Social Club - ESTEEM sessions take place TUES 4:30pm-6:30pm
Social Club - BLOOM sessions take place WED 4:30pm-6:30pm
Social Club - WHERE ITS AT! sessions take place THURS 6pm-8:30pm

Other Details


FREE to individuals. Funded through South Tyneside and Sunderland Councils ESFA contracts.
Sunderland City Council and Together for Children Sunderland do not recommend or endorse any providers or services listed. Please read our full Disclaimer here.
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