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Preparing For Adulthood

Growing up and becoming an adult is known as Preparing for Adulthood or PfA for short.  There are 4 areas of PfA which are improtant for everyone growing up.  These are:

Education, training and employment 

Independent living

Having friends and being part of your community

Keeping healthy

Click here for videos of some young adults talking about what's important to them and their experiences of becoming an adult

Molly: Introducing Molly who attends college and work experience in a cafe in Gloucester

Lee: Introducing Lee who attends college and loves film and animation

Claire: Introducing Claire who is working as a Childcare Assistant in a pre-school for young children

Jodie: Introducing Jodie who attends college and works part time for a shipping company

Alex: Introducing Alex who is doing a Supported Internship and works in a Hotel at the weekends

Oliver: Introducing Oliver who attends college and work experience with the Police

Luke: Introducing Luke who is working as a Custodian in a big office building in Gloucester

Young people talking about what's important to them

When I grow up – 3 films about young people’s journeys into employment


Making decisions - involving young people


PfA outcome areas


Preparing for adulthood review process

Talk to your school about how your review will take place.

Independent living

Transition planning for disabled young people

Transforming Care - supported living


This film from Inclusion Gloucestershire uses disabled and non-disabled actors to tell the story of someone making the transition into supported living and how they made that journey.


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