Preparing for adulthood - young people with learning disabilities

Closed 31 Mar 2020

Opened 1 Jan 2020

Overview

Preparing for adulthood

Buckinghamshire County Council wants to help young people (0-25 years) with learning disabilities and their families prepare for adulthood.

This is the time in a young person’s life sometimes called ‘transition’ or 'growing up’.

We want young people with learning disabilities to be as ready as they can be for adulthood. To do this we need to know what matters to them.

Preparation for adulthood can start at any time, but usually no later than 14 years. It is a time when people start thinking about the future and maybe:

  • getting  a job or going to college
  • making decisons
  • choosing where to live
  • having a boyfriend or girlfriend
  • travelling alone on public transport

Why we want to talk to you

The council is developing a vision to help young people prepare for adulthood. This is so we can plan the best way to support young people with learning disabilities as they become adults.

We want to make sure that the vision, and any changes to our approach or services, reflects what matters to young people.

We are keen to make the transition from children's to adult services as smooth as possible. So it is important that young people get the right support, in the right place, at the right time.

A successful transition to adult life requires the young person, their family and professionals to work together.  So it is vital we work together on how to approach preparing for adulthood in the future.

That is why we want to talk to young people with learning disabilities, their parents, carers and people who have experience of our services about what really matters to them.

How we will be engaging with you

At this stage we are talking to young people with learning disabilities, their parents and carers about the services they use and becoming an adult. So they can tell us what really matters to them.

We are holding engagement activities across he county. Details of these, who can attend and how to book are below.

How you will make a difference

Your views will help us develop our aproach or services, making sure young people with learning disabilities are better prepared for adulthood.

Events

  • What matters to me - drop in session

    From 27 Jan 2020 at 14:30 to 27 Jan 2020 at 16:30

    Buckinghamshire County Council is developing a
    vision to help young people prepare for adulthood.

    Drop-in and tell us what matters to you if you are:
    > a young person with a learning disability
    > parent or carer of a young person with a learning disability
    > have experience of learning disability services

    Venue: Sivatech,35 Gatehouse Close, Aylesbury, HP19 8DE

    No appointment or booking needed.

  • What matters to me - drop in session

    From 28 Jan 2020 at 17:30 to 28 Jan 2020 at 19:30

    Buckinghamshire County Council is developing a
    vision to help young people prepare for adulthood.

    Drop-in and tell us what matters to you if you are:
    > a young person with a learning disability
    > parent or carer of a young person with a learning disability
    > have experience of learning disability services

    Venue: Sivatech,35 Gatehouse Close, Aylesbury, HP19 8DE

    No appointment or booking needed.

  • What matters to me - workshop

    From 19 Feb 2020 at 10:00 to 19 Feb 2020 at 12:00

    This workshop is for young people aged 13 - 25 years. If you have a learning disability come along and tell us what matters to you. This will help us plan how
    to support you in the future.

    Venue: Dining Room, Seeleys House Day Centre,Campbell Drive, Beaconsfield, HP9 1TF

Interests

  • Social Care
  • Health
  • Schools & Education
  • Children & Young People
  • Mental Health
  • Adult Learning