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Learning, Education and Employment

Information on post-16 education and training including colleges, apprenticeships, supported internships and going to university, finding work and careers advice.

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Dynamite and the Young Inspectors

Dynamite is a young people’s group for those aged 14-25 with special educational needs and/or a disability in Portsmouth. Join them and have your say on how services are run in the city and and join them today.

Dynamite & Young Inspectors

Housing and Independent Living

Help with housing and support for living.

Housing & Help at Home

Money

Help with money including financial help such as Disability Living Allowance.

Money

Clubs, Hobbies and Socialising

Information on where you can find fun activities and things that interest you in Portsmouth. As well as places you can meet up with other people.

Clubs, Hobbies & Socialising

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Preparing for Adulthood?

The term “Preparing for Adulthood” (PfA) is used to describe the move from childhood into adult life.

It takes place when a young person moves from children’s services to adult services, or when young people start to think about what they want to do as an adult.

This usually happens between the ages of 14 and 25. Although in Portsmouth, we might start asking you to think about adult life from year 6 if you have an EHCP.

The government have funded a programme called ” Preparing for Adulthood”. This programme aims to make sure Young People with SEND  have equal life chances as they move into adulthood. For example, paid employment, housing, independent living, choice and control, friends and relationships.

You can find out more about this programme at www.preparingforadulthood.org.uk

Preparing for Adulthood themes

Higher Education and/or employment – including looking at different employment options, such as support for becoming self-employed and help from supported employment agencies
Independent living – this means young people have choice, control and freedom over their lives and the support they have, their accommodation and living arrangements, including supported living
Participating in society – including having friends and supportive relationships, and participating in, and contributing to, the local community
Being as healthy as possible in adult life – ensuring access to the right health professionals who understand the young person’s learning difficulties and disabilities

blogs

Jackie’s story – strategies for making the move to school

Jackie’s story – strategies for making the move to school

Jackie talks about her experience of  her children starting school and offers tips to help …

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Thinking About University – Elliott Shares his experiences!

Thinking About University – Elliott Shares his experiences!

Thinking About University By Elliott Lee (3rd Year Portsmouth University Student) The idea of going …

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Deaf Awareness Week – Katie Kelly aged 17, shares her thoughts and experiences

Deaf Awareness Week – Katie Kelly aged 17, shares her thoughts and experiences

My name is Katie Kelly and I’m 17 years old. I have had moderate to …

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Down Syndrome Celebration Blog – Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association share their stories.

Down Syndrome Celebration Blog – Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association share their stories.

Rachael Ross MBE (Chairperson and Charity Director) I co-founded Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association with two …

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My Neurodiversity journey by Maisie age 10

My Neurodiversity journey by Maisie age 10

Hi I’m Maisie and I am 10 years old and in year 6 at Primary …

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Living with ADHD during Lockdown – Chantelle shares her family story

Living with ADHD during Lockdown – Chantelle shares her family story

Living with ADHD during lockdown My name is Chantelle Knight, and I work as a …

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Return to College – A blog by Dynamite Young Person representative, Carly Blake

Return to College – A blog by Dynamite Young Person representative, Carly Blake

 Carly Blake from Dynamite shares her lockdown learning experiences and recent return to college…. Pre …

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Online Accessibility by Dynamite Young People’s Forum Co-Ordinator, Joe McLeish

Online Accessibility by Dynamite Young People’s Forum Co-Ordinator, Joe McLeish

In March, we went into lockdown and everything went online. Even the biggest technophobes were …

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Remote Education –  Portsmouth Education Settings’ Pandemic Response

Remote Education – Portsmouth Education Settings’ Pandemic Response

A Blog by Debbie Anderson, Head of School Improvement and Early Years   As a …

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Moving to Secondary School – A parent carers view

Moving to Secondary School – A parent carers view

For parents and carers of children with SEND, the transition between schools can be a …

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Returning to College in a Pandemic – Ruby’s Blog

Returning to College in a Pandemic – Ruby’s Blog

by Ruby Jewell September 23rd 2020  Returning or Starting College  In September 2019 I started …

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The Value of Interests

The Value of Interests

Janet Myers, (Educational Psychologist at Portsmouth City Council) in partnership with Pierre and his family, …

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