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Transition to Adulthood

Planning for transition to Adulthood

Transition and change

Transition from school to adulthood is a time of celebration, change and challenge for all young people. It involves lots of thinking and decisions about:

  • Work and getting a job 
  • Continuing education and training
  • Where to live and who to live with
  • Personal relationships and having a social life

This transition is about the change from being a teenager to an adult. It includes the change from Children's Services to Adult's Services and from school into adult life.

Over 18?

Over the age of 18... the Carers' Unit can help

For parent carers who are caring for a young person with additional needs over the age of 18 visit our Carers Unit web pages which have a wealth of information to help you.

Future Lives Consultation

We have been consulting on proposals for early help and support services.
The responses have now been collated and a decision has now been made by the cabinet member and can be found on cabinet member decisions.
The consultation received a total of 1,816 responses: 1,496 responses on the consultation document, and 330 letters, emails and other correspondence. These responses included a total of 5,561 comments. The consultation also received five petitions with a total of 2,397 signatures.

The final decision is now going to be taken by Cabinet on March 6 and the papers will, as usual, be published a week before the meeting.
Anyone who wishes to comment on the proposals should email futurelives@worcestershire.gov.uk or call the Worcestershire Hub on 01905 765765.

Moving On Newsletters

Transition guide for 13 to 25 year olds

Progress is the essential transition guide for 13 to 25 year olds with additional needs.
Visit www.progressmagazine.co.uk.

Life Beyond School Events

Worcestershire County Council's Young Adults Team is supporting an event being held in Bromsgrove to support families who have children with a disability or learning difficulty so they can make the best choices about where they go after school. The events are being run by a local special school and will be attended by a broad range of local training providers, support networks, employers, colleges and voluntary services.

Date Venue Time
Wednesday 5th March 2014 Chadsgrove School, Bromsgrove
(Refreshments will be available)
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Wednesday 19th March 2014 Vale of Evesham School
3pm - 6pm
Thursday 27th March 2014
Pitcheroak School, Willow Way, Batchley, Redditch, B97 6PQ
3pm - 6pm
Thursday 3rd April 2014
Wyre Forest School, Comberton Road, Kidderminster, DY10 3DX 5pm - 7pm
Thursday 15th May 2014 Regency High School, Windermere Drive, Warndon, Worcester, WR4 9JL 2pm - 6pm

Councillor Liz Eyre, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member for children and Families, said: "When young people are due to leave school and decide on their future options, this can be a difficult time for them and their families or carers, especially when they have disabilities or learning disabilities.

"That is why we are supporting these events which will provide a wealth of useful information for parents and carers so they can decide on the best future possible for young people as they prepare to leave school.

"These events also provide an opportunity for people providing such services to showcase what they offer and also for carers and parents to drop in and find out more," she added.

Worcestershire County Council's Vision for Transitions

All young people with additional needs experience the transition to adulthood as a positive, exciting and challenging time so young people can be independent and have the opportunity to achieve their aspirations.

Find out more

You can ask for help yourself or you may ask someone such as a relative, friend or health professional to contact us on your behalf. In the first instance contact should be made with the Customer Services Advisor at:

The Worcestershire Health & Social Care Access Service 
Tel: 0845 607 2000
Email:  socialcare@worcestershire.gov.uk

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This page was last reviewed 26 February 2014 at 14:18.
The page is next due for review 25 August 2015.