Preparing for adulthood group

The Preparing for adulthood group has an important role in the city to tell those who carry our services what opportunities and support is needed for young people with special educational needs.

Preparing for adulthood is when a young person with special educational needs and/or disabilities is in the 14 to 25 age phase of their life.  It can be about absolutely anything that is important to you, what concerns you, involves you in some way or something you would like to know more about.

This is why information on Preparing for adulthood is grouped into four areas:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Work, education and learning
  • Independence and independent living
  • Friends, relationships and community

Because preparing for adulthood is so important and hearing what you have to say matters very much we have formed a group with a special purpose - to talk about what opportunities you think are missing in the city or what has gone wrong and needs to be put right.

It is also the group’s job to ask other young people in the city about what concerns them and think should be happening in Leicester to improve the lives of young people with special educational needs.

These suggestions are taken to the Preparing for Adulthood Partnership meeting and some of these ideas are put into an action plan. This means professionals will carry out what you’ve said needs to change. 

Would you like to know more about how to get involved?

The group meet on the last Tuesday of each month and everyone is invited attend.  To find out how to attend or to tell us about your ideas, concerns and thoughts contact:

Tel: 0116 454 4772

Also, look out for us on the Leicester Youth Facebook pages and don’t forget to leave a comment.