What things do I need to think about as I become an adult?

The Preparing for Adulthood Team supports those in year 9 and above with in EHCP.

There are 4 main things you need to think about and start planning for as you get older. These are sometimes called 'preparing for adulthood outcomes':

  • higher education and work
  • independent living. So you have choice, control and freedom over your life and the support you have. This includes thinking about where you will live and what support you might need
  • participating in your local community and society. This includes having friends and supportive relationships. There are sections about these topics on this page
  • being as healthy as possible in adult life

You can watch a video about the 4 preparing for adulthood outcomes.

If you have an , your annual reviews from year 9 onwards will include a focus on preparing for adulthood.