If you have an EHCP, you'll start planning to move to adult services when you're 14.
Your school will organise a year nine transition review to help you and your family. They'll give you information and advice on:
Once you're 16, you can access:
If you need more help, your school or social worker will refer you to the Cheviots disability team and help with an early notification form. This will help professionals decide if you need extra support to move to adult services.
If you need extra support, you'll get a transition worker to help you complete a Moving On assessment. This lets us know what you want to achieve as an adult, including good health, education, employment and support needs.
Adult social care will work with Cheviots, so they will know about you and your needs for the future, as you move into adulthood. Not all disabled young people require services from adult social care, so it will depend on your needs.
A personal budget is available for young people over 18 who meet the fair access to care criteria. Money is allocated to meet your needs and help you purchase activities or support.
It can be a worrying time when young people move from childhood to adulthood. The way they access support and services will change and it is important to be prepared for these changes. They will also be thinking about getting a job, moving into their own home and enjoying activities as a young adult. We aim to provide young people and their families with as much information as possible to ensure they make the right choices about their future. We hold the following yearly events to give you more information:
For more information on upcoming events, see our Moving On information booklet (PDF).
At our Moving On event you can meet providers who offer support for young people and their parents or carers once they become 18. You should talk to as many providers as you can so you know what your options are.
Watch our video to find out more.
Organisations you can meet at the event include: