Transition 16-25

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

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Transition describes the move from children’s services to adult services.

This can involve leaving school, transferring from children and family services to adult social care services, and/or transferring from paediatric services to adult health services, it can also involve leaving college and moving to employment. Family carers are often concerned about what will happen when their young person leaves full-time education.

They may also worry about the impact on their own lives, as schools provide a settled pattern, along with the opportunity to work, study or just have some time to themselves.

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 and includes information on a wide range of subjects.

Updated - April 2023

Next review date April 2024

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Transition - Becoming an adult and preparing for the future SEND Employment Help with housing costs Deputy's Office (Reading Borough Council) Housing options for people with a learning disability Education Health & Care Plans (EHCP) EHC Needs Assessment - Timeline - Reading Guide for Parents & Carers Reading Information, Advice & Support Service for SEND (SENDIASS) Reading Families' Forum (RFF) Disagreements, Mediation, Tribunals & Appeals Independent Living SEND - Family Finance Personal Independence Payment Universal Credit Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT) Transition from Paediatric to Adult Health Services - Ready Steady Go! Transition from Children to Adult Health Services - Ready Steady Go! Personal Budgets (Children) Personal budgets and direct payments - for Adults Children & Young People’s Disabilities Team (CYPDT) Children's Action Teams (CATs) SEND Activities in Reading and Surrounding areas Disabled Students' Allowance Young People with SEND who are in Custody SEND Process Transitioning Through School Years & Beyond Substance Misuse Drug and Alcohol Support
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