NYCC are introducing a new support service to help young people prepare for adulthood.  The following information is taken from thier leaflet.  If you would like more information or would like to be referred please contact us.

The eligibility criteria for the second cohort are those children/young people with an open Education, Health and Care Plan, aged 14-25 and resident in North Yorkshire.

Introduction

Preparing for Adulthood is a process that all young people go through when they move from being a teenager and become an adult. It is an exciting time but it has been recognised that this can be a difficult time for some young
people, especially those with special educational needs and disabilities. It can sometimes take
longer and much more careful preparation than for other young people of a similar age.
The Special Education Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice (2014) says that we need to start thinking about preparing for adulthood from an early age, and be making specific plans from Year 9 onwards.

 

What is the role of the Support Planner?

• Be the first point of contact with support needs around the transition process
• Offer person centred support based on individual needs
• Offer professional and knowledgeable advice about the transition process
• Involvement can be a one off piece of work for advice and information to more involved support and action planning
• Signpost and link to other services using in depth knowledge of local services
• Reduce confusion about the transition process for students and families
• Be an invaluable link with professionals involved in the transition process

We focus on four key areas

• Good Health
• Employment
• Independent Living
• Friends, Relationships and Community

What is the role of the Support Planner?

• Be the first point of contact with support needs around the transition process
• Offer person centred support based on individual needs
• Offer professional and knowledgeable advice about the transition process
• Involvement can be a one off piece of work for advice and information to more involved support and action planning
• Signpost and link to other services using in depth knowledge of local services
• Reduce confusion about the transition process for students and families
• Be an invaluable link with professionals involved in the transition process