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 the age of 18... the Carers' Unit can
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
The responses have now been collated and a decision has now been
made by the cabinet member and can be found on cabinet member
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
Anyone who wishes to comment on the proposals should email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
|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
||3pm - 6pm
|Thursday 3rd April 2014
||Wyre Forest School, Comberton Road, Kidderminster, DY10
||5pm - 7pm
|Thursday 15th May 2014
||Regency High School, Windermere Drive, Warndon, Worcester, WR4
||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
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
Tel: 0845 607 2000
This page was last reviewed 26 February 2014 at 14:18.
The page is next due for review 25 August 2015.