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In order to develop the best union support for our members we have entered into an agreement with NEU.

NEU is a Specialist Education Union which a specialist Section for members of Habilitation VIUK.

find out more at or read the information below from NEU.

If you choose to join,  select Habilitation Specialist from the position/ role dropdown menu.

In addition to workplace support NEU offers a wide range of free relevant training.

NEU– The Education Union

Our Mission

NEU is a campaigning union with a clear vision of what our education system should look like. Together, we want to shape the future of education for the benefit of teachers, support staff, leaders and pupils.

NEU represents more than 25,000 support staff members across the UK in the maintained, academy, free school, independent, further education, sixth form and university sectors, and this figure is growing all the time.

As a modern trade union, NEU believes in the ethos of the school and college community and that the contribution of all staff is equally important. Consequently, NEU welcomes into membership all professionals working in the education sector: teachers, teaching assistants, examination officers, technicians, librarians, lecturers, managers, administrators and ancillary staff – and, of course, Habilitation specialists.

NEU and Habilitation VI (UK)

NEU membership is open to members of Habilitation VI (UK). We have developed a discounted membership rate so the benefits of your Habilitation VI (UK) membership can complement the protection provided by a first-class trade union.

Join now and save 50% off your first 12 months of membership.

NEU – Specialist support

NEUcommits considerable resources to representing our support staff members.

NEU is the only trade union that can offer you all of the following:

  • staff solely dedicated to support staff members and issues
  • a member advisory group, the Support Staff Members Advisory Group, which advises ATL’s National Executive
  • a termly newsletter for our support staff members
  • regular electronic updates on breaking matters
  • an annual support staff conference, open to all members
  • an extensive CPD programme, with events held centrally and locally

Join now!

To join NEU, please click here. And to find out more about NEU, please email Peter Morris, National Official for Support Staff, at