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Preparing young people with SEND for adult life

Information for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) about the time before and after you turn 18.

Before you are 18 years old, various council children’s services can help you. When you reach 18, you will become an adult and that support will end.

Find out:

  • how your support will change from age 14 to 18
  • how you can take more control of your life from age 18 to 25 – this time is often called transition

How support changes from age 14 to 25

Learning to manage different parts of life

Jobs, education and training

Information about finding employment, training or further education for young people with SEND.


Information about money, benefits and grants for young people with SEND.

Living independently

Information about housing, transport and adult social care for young people with SEND.


Information about friends, relationships and community participation for young people with SEND.


Information about healthy living for young people with SEND.