Preparing for Adulthood

How a young person will move into Adult Social Care

What is the Preparing for Adulthood Team and who is it available to?

The Preparing for Adulthood service is available to you when you reach 14 and you have care and support needs that require support from Adult Social Care.

The team have Social Care Workers who will help you to live a healthy and independent life, build friendships and support you in education and employment.  

The team will communicate with you in an open, honest and respectful way at all times.

What the Preparing for Adulthood Team does.

When you reach 16, we will meet with you to discuss your future plans and options and an assessment will be written with you following Care Act guidance.   

Before you reach 18 the team will also complete an eligibility assessment with you to ensure you are eligible for Adult Social Care services.  A financial assessment will also be completed by the Financial Assessment & Benefits Team.

The Preparing for Adulthood Team can provide information and signposting about:

  • Living Arrangements
  • Health Services
  • Further Education/Training/ Employment
  • Careers Advice
  • Paying for Care
  • Legal Frameworks
  • Direct Payments
  • Access to Independent Advocacy for young people if required
  • Support Services

They can also work with carers to provide:

  • Advice, support and signposting
  • assessments of the carers needs
  • support with the journey of the child becoming an adult
  • assistance in developing a contingency plan in case of an emergency.

For more information please contact Care Direct.