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The short film above features Joe, speaking about his experience of getting his job through the H&F Supported Internships programme. Shared with thanks to: Disability Rights UK.


What is 'preparing for adulthood'?

'Preparing for Adulthood' (PfA) means the transition from being a teenager to an adult (the period between 14 to 25 years), at which point the young person may also move on from using children’s services to adult services if they have a disability or additional needs.  

Planning with transitions start by the time young people are in Year 9 to at their Education, Health and Care Plan Review. This review includes discussion about their aspirations for their future. 

Choose one of the topics below to find out more.

>> What happens, when and who to contact

>> Lifelong learning (education)

>> Getting a job

>> Being healthy

>> Getting a house and living independently

>> Money matters

>> Events and activities

>> Accessible transport and traveling independently


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