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need some advice please regarding to my 16 yr old son who has cerebral palsy

kimbles
kimbles Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited April 2021 in Cerebral palsy
Hi guys. I need some advice please regarding to my 16 yr old son who has cerebral palsy and is in employment as an brick layer as an apprenticeship. Thank you.

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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @kimbles welcome to the community!

    Could you tell us a bit more please?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,101 Pioneering
    Hi @kimbles, how can we help? :)
    Liam
  • atlas46
    atlas46 Member Posts: 826 Pioneering
    Hi

    Could you please be more specific, about the advice you seek.
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,176 Scope online community team
    Great to meet you and welcome to our community.

    What advice do you need for your son? I will be only too pleased to try and help.

    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,176 Scope online community team
    Hi @kimbles
    How are you? How is your son getting on with his apprenticeship? I'm going to tag in my colleagues from Support to Work in case your query involves employment or training issues. Please let me know if I can help with anything.
    Scope
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  • kimbles
    kimbles Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi. So sorry for never getting back in contact. 
    My 17yr old son has mild left side Hemiplegia and managed to get an apprenticeship brick laying. My son is slower than the average person slow at learning, obviously this is effecting his job. The bosses feel he's not improving enough or quick enough,  because of this they're setting targets and if he doesn't achieve them I think they'll try and have him out. My son feels he needs to move on as it's getting him down, he suffers with stress and anxiety as it is and needs help with that so this doesn't help. My son wants to work and earn but feels limited, he's not the kind whete he wants a sit down office but feels he's limited. He's use to earning to so to him it's a must. Any advice please? Sorry for the essay
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,176 Scope online community team
    Hi @kimbles
    Good to hear from you. It sounds like a very frustrating situation for your son and for you. Your son or you can contact my colleagues on our Support to Work programme. They offer great support and advice and more than just office jobs! Click on the link and take a look. It's easy to sign up and the best place to start.
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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  • SaraC_Scope
    SaraC_Scope Scope Navigate service, CP Network Posts: 36 Courageous
    Hi @kimbles

    I have right sided hemiplegia and always wanted to work.  I did go into an office environment because I was limited to what I could manage, but also faced the same type of issues as your son.  According to past employers I wasn't learning quick enough or I couldn't help with manual tasks.  Eventually I did get people in work to understand my limitations and things improved.  But the stress and anxiety I felt was overwhelming at times.  Is there anyone at the business your son could talk to?  Under the Equality Act they do have to make reasonable adjustments.  They understood your son had a disability when they gave him the apprenticeship.

    I hope things work out for him

    Sara

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