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Preparing for Adulthood

This section contains information and support to help young people as they move into adulthood including details of services and advice about:

  • apprenticeship, volunteering and employment opportunities
  • finding somewhere to live with the support you need
  • clubs, activities and services where you can make friends safely
  • staying healthy and as active as you can.

To see directory listings for settings and services, you can either click on the 'view all services button', or search by category - such as colleges. Listings will appear alphabetically but you can filter them.

For information and advice pages relevant to this topic, click on the `view all services' button and see the `read our help and advice on this topic' section. 

You may also find the information in the links below helpful.

Preparing for Adulthood resources

PfA Factsheet: Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Supported Decision Making

PfA Factsheet: The Links between the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Child Care Act 2014

PfA Factsheet: Personal Budgets Post 16 Provision and FE Colleges

Transition to adult life

For queries about Preparing for Adulthood contact Margaret Wall, Southend City Council Preparing for Adulthood Team Manager on

Find out more about the Preparing for Adulthood Team here

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