Together we thrive
At the Together Trust, our vision is a society where people thrive because they are valued within their communities.
We’re here to give every student the support they need to succeed. Our team of experts are with you all the way. We’ll work with you shape a support plan so you can concentrate on your college work, having fun and making new friends.
Our multiskilled team can assess and support any need you might have. Together we’ll put strategies in place to help you work towards your goals, whatever they may be. Our integrated therapy support covers five key areas.
For some young people, unlocking their communication skills can be the first step to success. Our qualified SaLT team use a total communication approach to help every student thrive. We use many different ways to communicate with each other, such as Makaton signing, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Social Stories, Objects of Reference and Talking Mats.
We follow the Positive Behaviour Support model (PBS). This means we take the time to understand a student’s behaviour, identify positive long-term goals and focus on improving someone’s quality of life.
The Occupational Therapy Team work with students to optimise participation and accessibility in and around college. We complete assessments, set goals and work on increasing independence with activities of daily living including washing, dressing and personal care. Types of interventions we use include provision of equipment, aids and adaptations and supporting the student to engage by adding, or reducing, sensory stimulation throughout their day.
Our physiotherapists support students with any physical needs they may have. Using facilities like our hydrotherapy pool and rebound therapy, they can help students develop their physical health and wellbeing.
Our assistive technology experts help students access technology that can help with learning and everyday life. They work with students with all kinds of different needs, helping them use the right kind of adaptive devices to suit them.
The Psychology Service at Bridge College is a holistic service that offers support to students relating to social, emotional and mental health, cognition and lifespan development, and communication and interaction needs. It is here to promote positive emotional well-being and growth, and enable all students to feel emotionally safe, a sense of belonging and make progress in learning. Where students are communicating that they need significant help with this, more targeted and specialist psychology support can be accessed.