External Agencies

Future Steps



Future Steps is a specialist occupational therapy consultancy dedicated to supporting children to reach their full potential. They offer a range of services including assessments, treatments and programmes for the home and school environments.

Their dedicated and fully qualified team of occupational therapists are committed to making positive changes to the lives of children and their families.






Local authority Connexions services offer confidential advice and support for 13-19 year olds (and up to age 25 for young people with special needs) who live in the Tyne and Wear area. You can keep up to date with the latest news and events and find out how to contact your local Connexions services provider.





Chameleon Vocational Training provides training, qualifications and apprenticeships for young people in Sunderland wishing to pursue a career in the motor industry. As a partner of East Durham College, they offer City and Guilds qualifications taught by highly qualified tutors who are experts in their field.

Based in Washington with excellent bus links from the surrounding areas, they provide first class training with the latest equipment and industry experts. They have strong relationships with local and national employers meaning we are able to help you make the first step on the career ladder.
Their training offers the perfect route into a career in the automotive industry in the North East. Visit their website to find out more about the training available, or call them on 0191 3406060.




Springboard aims to support the development of sustainable communities, where people have the skills needed for work and life. The charity operates across the north east, with bases in Hartlepool, Peterlee, Sunderland, Hetton, Jarrow and Allenheads.

Springboard provides a wide range of opportunities through Apprenticeships, flexible Study programmes and Springboard Works (thier project to support unemployed people back to the world of work).