Preparing for adulthood

Employment, finances and housing. Part of the SEND local offer.

Preparing for adulthood

Employment, finances and housing. Part of the SEND local offer.


Becoming an adult affects the lives of young people and their parents, this change can be a difficult and worrying time for many people.

If you want to understand the changes, identify your options and explore opportunities, the following information should help.

Finding a job

Support to help you gain skills and qualifications, find a job and while you work.

Supported internships

Find out if you are eligible and who to contact for more information.


If you have a disability and want to leave home, there are options that could provide you with extra support if you need it.


If you have special educational needs or a disability, you could get money to help you with extra costs.

Transition to adult social care

Support as you move through childhood to adulthood.

Making decisions and getting your views heard

Advocacy and participation groups for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Moving into further education

Information about the review of your needs in Year 9 and options at the end of Year 11.


A guide to complaints for young people aged 16-25 and who have a special educational need or a disability.

Help for carers

Advice about claiming benefits, making decisions and support when someone you care for is approaching adulthood.

Other services


Visit the youth zone for further information and advice for young people.

Information for professionals

Forms and guidance for EHC plans and templates for your establishment's SEND local offer.

Your feedback

If you have comments or feedback you want to give us on the SEND local offer then please get in touch.