Support in Hull
Connexions can help you make decisions about your future including education, employment and training choices.
If you have an Education, Health and Care Plan, preparation for adulthood starts in year 9. At this point, you will meet your Connexions adviser who will talk to you about the options open to you in the future. These options include:
- Further education or sixth form
- Apprenticeships and traineeships
- Supported internships
We can also talk to you about transport and bursaries, help you to apply for college or training and signpost you to other agencies offering specialist support.
Your Connexions adviser will come to your annual reviews from year 9 onwards to help you and your family to make decisions about your choice of education and training.
Your Education, Health and Care Plan will continue potentially up to the age of 25 if you stay in education or training or until you progress onto University if that is your choice. Connexions will continue to support you when you start education or training.
Hull Preparing for Adulthood - guide for young people, their families/carers
What is ‘transition’ and preparing for adulthood?
Transition is the process of change from childhood to adulthood. The world of the adult is very different to the world of the child and good preparation and planning will really help to make
that transition easier. Good transition planning includes everything that is needed to help a young person reach their goals as an adult and makes sure that everyone works together so that the young person gets the right support at the right time. Above all, the most important thing is that everyone listens to the young person so that their thoughts, feelings, aspirations and plans for the future are at the centre of what happens.
The Local Offer Hull
In Hull there are lots of support services available to children with disabilities or special educational needs and their families. The Local Offer aims to provide you with information about education, health, social care or parental support, regardless of who's providing it - http://hull.mylocaloffer.org.