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Help to travel around Portsmouth City

Travel & Transport

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.

Learning, Education & Employment
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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


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


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

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


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