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Transition to adulthood

Services that are available to young people, how to get in touch with futures +, how will staff work with you and what services are available to organisations.

What services are available for young people and adults, with a learning disability, who are going through a period of change (transition)?

The futures+ team provides a range of support to help develop skills and independence for young people and adults with a learning disability.

We aim to help young people and adults with a learning disability to plan for changes in their lives, and help and assist them to learn and develop new skills.

Some of the key roles that the team may be able to offer you as an individual are:

  • helping individuals to prepare for their  future adulthood

  • 'development of person' centred approaches  from year 9 onwards (for children who have an EHC plan) and attending school reviews from year 9 onwards (for individuals who have an EHC plan)

  • independent travel training

  • travel pass assessments

  • road safety assessments and skills training

  • life skills observations

  • mobile phone training (keeping safe)

  • community connecting - helping people know what’s in their local area and  helping people link to  social opportunities in their  community

How do I get in touch with Futures+?

You can get in touch with the futures+ team by calling customer services on 01482 393939 and asking for a referral to futures+.

You can also email us at futures.plus@eastriding.gov.uk.

You can ask your care manager, connexions worker or community nurse to make a referral for you. 

How will staff from the team work with me?

Firstly, staff will need to meet with you. After that staff will have a better understanding of what you would like them to do, and whether or not they are able to pick up the work that you require from them.

If they are not able to support you they will signpost you to a more suitable organisation.

Staff will agree with you what they are going to do, how long this may take, and how you would like to be supported. Staff will then work with you flexibly to meet your individual needs.

What services are available to organisations working with young people with learning disabilities?

The futures+ team can offer these services:

  • bespoke person centred thinking training (for organisations and groups)
  • travel training – train the trainers
  • health action planning.

You can get in touch with the futures+ team by calling customer services on 01482 393939 and asking for futures+ or you can also email us at futures.plus@eastriding.gov.uk.

Last Updated: Thursday, 01 September 2016