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Additional Information for Transition into Adulthood

The following sections link to sources of advice about preparing a young person with Special Education Needs or Disabilities for adulthood.

Links to all sections of the 14 to 25 Transitions Guide

You can find advice for each stage in transition on the following advice pages, which include specific advice on the topics listed:

Transitions Guide - Preparing for Transition in Year 9 (age 13 to 14)

  • Education
  • Health

Transitions Guide - Preparing for Transition in Year 10 (age 14 to 15)

  • Education
  • Transport

Transitions Guide - Preparing for Transition in Year 11 (age 15 to 16)

  • Education
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Legal Matters
  • Finance and Benefits

Transitions Guide - Preparing for Transition in Years 12 and 13 (age 17 to 19)

  • Education and training
  • Health
  • Social Care
  • Finance and Benefits

Transitions Guide - Young adults (age 19 to 25)

  • Education and training
  • Transport and travel
  • Employment

General advice

Preparing for Adulthood has a wide variety of downloadable resources available for parents, professionals and young people: www.preparingforadulthood.org.uk

 

SENDIAS (formerly Parent Partnership)

Provides information, advice and support to children and young people with SEND and their families, in relation to education, health, social care, disability benefits and leisure.
SSENDIAS - Sheffield SEN & Disability Information Advice and Support
Tel: 0114 2736009
Email: disabilityinformationservices@sheffield.gov.uk

 

The Sheffield Advocacy Hub
Single point of contact for all statutory advocacy including: social care, mental health, NHS complaints and learning disabilities.
Sheffield Advocacy Hub
Tel: 0800 035 0396
Email: 
info@sheffieldadvocacyhub.org.uk

 

Sheffield Carers Centre

Offers a range of support and information services to all carers in the city looking after someone who is unable to manage alone due to disability, severe illness or frailty.
Sheffield Carers Centre
Tel: 0114 2788362
Email: support@sheffieldcarers.org.uk

Sheffield City Council services, including transport and social care

SEN Transport – Travel Assessment and Training
Transport (Sheffield City Council)
Travel and Transport
Tel: 0114 205 3542
Email: indetravel@sheffield.gov.uk

 

0-25 Service – Preparation for Adulthood Team (PAT)
Tel: 0114 273 5368

 

Adult Social Care
Tel: 0114 2734908 or 0114 273 4567 option 5

Health services advice

Community Learning Disability Team
Learning Disability Service - Community Learning Disability Team (Health)
Tel: 0114 226 2900
Email: CLDTbusinesssupport@sheffield.gcsx.gov.uk

 

Sheffield Children’s Hospital
Information about transition is available at: www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/patients-and-parents/transition/

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Tel: 0114 2717594
Email: julie.mather@sch.nhs.uk

 

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (Adults)
Information about transition is available at: www.sth.nhs.uk/patients/transition

Patient Services Team (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm)
Tel: 0114 271 2400
Email: PST@sth.nhs.uk

Education, training and employment advice

Sheffield Futures

Sheffield Futures provides information for young people about education, training and employment.
Sheffield Futures
Tel: 0114 201 2800
Email: enquiries@sheffieldfutures.org.uk

Benefits advice

Citizens Advice Sheffield
Citizens Advice Sheffield
Tel: 03444 113 111
Website: https://citizensadvicesheffield.org.uk

Contact a Family
Contact a Family
Helpline: 0808 808 3555
Website: www.cafamily.org.uk/

 

Last Updated: 18/11/2019
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