Transition - Becoming an adult and preparing for the future

Preparing for Adulthood - An information guide for parents and carers - January 2020

This section is designed to provide information for young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) on support and services available to help them make informed choices about their futures. This sections includes information on a wide range of subjects, including the following:

  • Post-16 education setting and services including further education
  • preparing for and finding employment including careers advice, apprenticeships, traineeships and support available from employment agencies and other services
  • financial support
  • transition to adulthood
  • support for independent living including developing life skills, accommodation and housing options, eligibility for social care or health support
  • support for social opportunities
  • support for transition between social care and health services for children to those for adults

We are updating this section on a regular basis; if you would like a service listed under this section them please let us know by emailing us at  or call us on 0118 9373777 (option 2)

Updated - August 2023

Related Advice

SEND Employment SEND - Family Finance SEND - Support in school and further education Personal Budgets (Children) Independent Living Reading Families' Forum (RFF) Education Health & Care Plans (EHCP) - Annual Review Process Adult Care & Support Services - information page


Related Images

  1. Reading SEND Local Offer
  2. Becoming and adult in Reading - Your guide to the process of leaving children’s services and entering adult services - preparing for adulthood - Easy read guide - April 2022

Page last reviewed: 22/08/2023

Contact the Team

Family Information Service 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

SEND Local Offer 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

Adult & Carers Support 0118 937 3747 0118 937 3747
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