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Age 19 to 25 Years - Remaining in Education and Training

A time of transtition for those who have remained at school.

EHC Plan and Needs Assessment Process
  • The EHC Plan may continue if agreed it is appropriate, when young person is accessing Further Education (mainstream or specialist), a training programme, an Apprenticeship or Traineeship
  • The EHC Plan will stop if you move onto higher education and other grants/benefits may be available
  • If an EHC Plan is in place already, it should be reviewed and updated
  • Job applications, work experience, or further study are planned as required
  • It is important to note that education up to the age of 25yrs is not an entitlement, it is a recognition that for a small number of young people with more complex needs they will need longer to learn and then to consolidate that learning

Friends, Relationships and My Community
  • Check the young person’s social group is being maintained make sure they are able to remain in touch with friends and make arrangements for socialising
  • Check if there is any additional advice or support required to develop or maintain friendships
  • Continue to review the young person is developing skills to access local services, focusing on travel and communication
  • Check with Social Care about any entitlement  to support with leisure activities if eligible
  • Check family has information about support they can access including Carer’s Assessment to review needs
Preparing for and Finding Employment
  • Ensure the Career Plan continues to be updated
  • Plan to spend progressively more time in job/further education young person is interested in
  • Continue to explore all possible options including supported employment, apprenticeships, work based learning, work-related learning at college, paid work, self-employment, higher education
  • Consider support required for young person to access services via Job Centre Plus e.g. Disability Employment Advisor and Access to Work
  • Where there are particular difficulties with travelling independently, consider assistance available as outlined under the Transport in the Local Offer page
  • Explore how any Personal Budget or Direct Payment might be used to support employment aspirations
Developing Independence
  • Have information on the range of housing options available to ensure people think about where they might live when thinking about job
  • Seek benefits advice
  • Think about personal budgets and how these might be used to personalise a young person’s support
  • Where a young person is unable to travel independently, consider support that might be necessary to develop their independent travel skills and/or assistance that might be available
Good Health
  • Ensure young person and family know when they will be discharged from each of the services they use now and who will take over responsibility
  • Ensure the young person/family knows how their health needs will be met
  • Annual Health Check via GP if eligible & GP surgery is participating in the scheme
  • If young person is educated out of area, start thinking about accessing Barnet health services on their return
  • If you have a communication passport check that it is up to date and available for the relevant professionals, with consent.

 

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