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Preparing for Adulthood: Survival Guide

From reviewing our Local Offer we know that information about growing up and preparing for adulthood in Stockport isn’t as up to date as it needs to be. A group of us, including parent carers and young people, are now looking into the content so we can improve it for families. In the meantime here are some really valuable links. Some of the content may be a little out of date but we are working on it as quickly as possible.


Information about how to help young people and their families prepare for becoming an adult

A guide for parents and carers of young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability in Stockport, aged 13 to 25 in mainstream or special education or post 16 learning, training or employment

A booklet to help young people with additional needs in Stockport get ready for becoming an adult

Transition Planning: Adult Social Care

Getting ready for your transition meeting - a guide for young people

The national Preparing for Adulthood programme provides a wide range of expertise and experience to support young people into adulthood to ensure young people with SEND achieve paid employment, independent living, housing options, good health, friendships, relationships and community inclusion


Adult Social Care

A link to Stockport Council’s website with information about adult social care services and how to access them


Education and Employment

Information about supported apprenticeships that offer practical training in a job alongside study for a qualification for young people aged 16-25

Information for young people with SEND about going to university

Easy read information about finding work


Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Wellness

A range of services to support emotional and mental wellbeing

Information about NHS Services (Healthy Minds) for adults


Housing and Benefits

Information for vulnerable young to help independent living skills and to prevent homelessness

Information about living independently

Information about benefits you could be entitled to

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