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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.

Annual health checks for young people with a learning disability

People with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. This does not need to be the case. Annual health checks are for adults and young people aged 14 or over with a learning disability. An annual health check helps…

Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Supported Internships

Apprenticeships An apprenticeship is a paid job with a training component. It allows young people to earn while they learn, as well as gaining a nationally recognised qualification. Who they are for: Apprenticeships are for young people aged 16 and upwards. The young person will…

Finding and keeping a job

This article lists the support available in Sheffield to help young people with disabilities and health conditions to find and keep a job. Information owners: Jobcentre Plus, Sheffield Futures, Sheffield College, Sheaf Training Last updated: 14/03/2019

Personal Budgets

What is a Personal Budget?It is an amount of money identified by the local authority that enables parents or young people to have more choice and control over securing the provision specified in their EHC Plan. When can a Personal Budget be requested? A parent…

Personal health budgets

Children, young people and adults who meet the criteria for NHS Children’s Continuing Care, NHS funded Short Breaks or Continuing Healthcare for adults can choose to have their care delivered via a personal health budget. Personal health budgets enable you and your family to have greater choice…

Support at University

This article, explains how to help your child transition into university life and ensure they are supported throughout their studies. It includes details of some of the support services available and how to access them. There are also some links to websites with more information…

Taking part in your community

Taking part in your community includes being involved in local activities which you are interested in or want to make a difference to.  This can help you: Make friends Influence local decisions Learn new skills Opportunities to influence local decisions Sheffield Young Cabinet and UK…

Transition to Adulthood (Local Offer)

This section of the Local Offer provides advice and services related to independent living, supported living and accommodation, personal budgets, leaving school and transport. Narrow your search for transition to adulthood 16-25 years using the search options above or the filters at the side.Where the provider's…

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

Being supported towards greater independence and employability can be life-transforming for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This preparation for adulthood should happen from their earliest years and no later than by Year 9 (age 13 or 14). This article covers…
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