Support for children aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Being self employed

Most people want to get a job because it means they get to meet people, earn their own money and gain more independence in their day to day life.

For some people this will mean they work for a business. Others may have an idea of their own, that they can make into their own job.

Becoming self employed doesn’t have to be difficult and is a great way for young people with SEND to develop their own business, so that their work suits their interests and needs.

Learn more about self employment

These websites have useful information about being self employed

Financial support

If you have a good idea for a business, the New Enterprise Allowance might be able to help. 

Organisations that can help

The Samee Project supports young people wanting to create a self-employed role of their choice. Young people are allocated a qualified adviser to work with them from developing their idea through to registering as self-employed and fully trading.

The Princes Trust also offers support for young people wanting to start their own business.

Useful Websites