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Helping Teenagers with Disability Prepare for Adult Life

Contact have published new webpages on their website entitled ‘Preparing for Adult Life’, aimed at teenagers with disabilities to help them transition to and plan their adulthood with family support’. It includes key aspects of the changes from child to adult support services and specifically covers planning, decision making, money, wills, education and care, employment, housing, and growing up and relationships. These webpages were produced due to the results from a survey of parent carers earlier in the year.

Please find Contact’s new ‘Preparing for Adult Life’ webpages here

Find the report of the survey that caused these new webpages to be produced here

Contact have also published a new ‘Common Questions’ tool webpage, so is more interactive and accessible than a Frequently Asked Questions page.

Please find Contact’s new ‘Common Questions’ page here

Contact are asking for feedback on all of these new webpages. Please submit this feedback on the new webpages here.

Contact also wish for us to share with you their existing ‘Listening Ear’ service which provides free 1-1 support for parents via telephone appointments, and their current free helpline where you can talk to one of their parent advisers about any concerns you have about raising a disabled child. You can email their team at helpline@contact.org.uk or get in touch with them via the Live Chat service, Facebook or Twitter.

 

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