Independence Success Stories

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‘We Mean Business’ – AFK Launches new Self-Employment support Programme

AFK have launched a new programme dedicated to supporting young people aged 18-25 to become self-employed. We believe that everyone should be able to have options to choose from and be able to live the life they choose.

An Evening of Gourmet Cuisine, Philanthropy, and Fundraising

On a Monday evening, 40 guests gathered at Les 2 Garçons for a sumptuous four-course meal, all in the name of raising vital funds.

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AFK’s Travel Training Toolkit is here!

AFK has produced a unique Travel Training Toolkit, supporting young people with additional needs to develop their confidence and skills to travel as independently on the Transport For London network and walking routes.

‘Our View’ – Videos made by young people, for young people

‘Our View’ is a collection of short films made by young people with special educational needs and disabilities on their experiences, challenges and successes in preparing for and gaining employment.

my AFK backs new national campaign ‘#PlayForAll’

We have joined a national campaign aiming to raise awareness of the lack of accessibility across the country for young disabled children in public spaces.

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Partnerships making a difference

Delvon joined my AFK from Haringey Sixth Form in September 2019 as part of the Haringey Employment Support Programme, which supports disabled Haringey residents aged 18-25 into paid employment.

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Working With Disability Week 2019

Highlights from our first Working With Disability Week and our Urban Residential, which took place 15-19 July 2019.

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