This page is currently having some changes made to make it as useful as possible for young people. You will soon be able to find information about what support is available after year 11. This will include money and budgeting, independent living, and how to find apprenticeships and jobs.
If you are a service linked to preparing for adulthood we would like to advertise what you do on The Local Offer. Please complete this form today.
You may be able to receive some money through a Disabled Facilities Grant
Other services that can help with housing needs are:
The PaH programme has produced this families version of the Preparing for Adulthood support tool to support parents, carers and wider family members to navigate the system of support and to prepare young people effectively for adulthood.
You can read more about Education Health and Care Plan's if you are 16-25 years old by clicking reading the governments useful website.
The Space@Connexions is a service that provides information, advice, support to young people from 12 to 25 years old.
You can get advice and support on a range of issues including:
Remploy support people with a wide range of disabilities, health issues and barriers to work
Where do I start?
As a higher education student living in England, you can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) if you have a disability, including a:
You must meet the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010.
The support you get depends on your individual needs and not on income.
Disability Direct’s project The Stuff promotes independence and social inclusion for young disabled people. If you are aged between 16 and 25 and are a disabled person living in Derby or Derbyshire, then this is the site for you!
Why not take a look at our Cyber Crime pages. This will help you keep safe when surfing the internet using the computer or your phone.
You may also want to take a look at our online advice for parents page.
If you have been subject to inappropriate sexual contact you should report this to the police at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.
If you have been the victim of cyber bullying this can also be reported online using the report buttons on all social networking sites or offline to teachers and in some cases the Police. Don't keep it to yourself, there is support available so speak out and get help.
An adult social care assessment can help you find out what support you need and what help is available to you. You can ask for an Adult Social Care Assessment if :
If you qualify for Adult Social Care support you can then have a financial assessment which will help decide if you have enough money for what you need. This may result in you receiving a personal budget from Adult Social Care or using the shared lives scheme.
If you receive Social Care support you may choose to use a personal assistant. You can find out more about personal assistants on our personal assistant information and advice page. Disability Direct also have a directory of registered care agencies.
Derby Adult Learning Service provides high quality education for adult learners. It aims to meet the needs of local communities and individuals, encouraging lifelong learning through partnership with other education and learning providers.
If you need to contact adult social care or make a referral to the preparing for adulthood team, you can telephone 01332 640777 or email DDadultsocialcare@derby.gov.uk