Young people and adulthood

Education, employment, finances and housing. Part of the SEND local offer.

Young people and adulthood

Education, 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.

Search for SEND services

Find local organisations that provide services for young people on the SEND Directory.

Post 16 learning options

Where to get help finding a course and choosing a place to study after school if you have special educational needs or a disability.

Find a college

Links to local college websites.

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.

Housing

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

Money

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

Adult social care

Information about adult social care and support as you transition from children's social care.

Making decisions and getting your views heard

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

Project SEARCH

A supported internship programme for 16 to 24 year olds with learning disabilities and autism who have an education, health and care (EHC) plan.

Help for carers

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

Other services

Youthzone

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.