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Friends, Relationships and Community

An important part of health and wellbeing for all young people is having friendships, relationship and taking part in social activities which make them feel part of their local community.  This is particularly important for young people with SEND as they make the transition to adulthood and become familiar with new ways of working and doing things.

Making the transition to adulthood is an important and exciting time for every young person as they become more independent and have more choices and increased opportunities.  It should be a time for fun, new friends, broader learning, personal development and emerging independence.

This may also be a time of anxiety for some young people and their families.  Parents and carers are aware that their child is growing up and will soon be an adult.  There are new things to get used to and there are new ways of doing things, which could include changes to support, changes of clubs or activities, personal budgets and changes of educational provision.

There are many things that parents, carers and young people need to consider and be aware of when making the transition to adulthood.  Below you will find all the information and support in one place regarding choices and support with peer appropriate social activities, hobbies and volunteering and advocacy for young people with SEND as young people transition to become young adults.