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Helping people into work and training

Amy holding Stagecoach bus tickets

There are about 700,000 people in the UK with autism. Meaning more than 1 in 100. It can affect the way a person interacts with the world and others. This means that everyday activities can be a challenge.

In August 2018 I was working with Ali, one of our other travel advisors at an employment and training event at Middlesbrough Job Centre where we met Amy. Through talking to Amy we learnt that she had been looking for employment for the last two months. She has been inspired by her daughter to work in a social care setting due to her daughter having autism.

Amy took advantage of this event by talking to all the providers there, spending loads time with each company.

At the end of the event, whilst we were packing up, Amy came running over to us to say she had signed-up to a course in Autism Awareness. She didn’t know how she could get there without a car.

To help Amy on her way, to hopefully what will be a new career in social care, we talked through her door-to-door public transport travel options and gave her 6 bus tickets to help her get there.

Amy was happy and thanked us both for the support. We were also able to provide Amy with other helpful items including pens and a Let’s Go Tees Valley water bottle for college.

One of the best parts of my job at Let's Go Tees Valley is being able to help people like Amy into work and training.

Good luck Amy!

- Jonathan, Let's Go Tees Valley travel advisor

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