Brooke School event helps youngsters plan for the future

Brooke School and Rugby charity New Directions will host a transition event next week to support young people with learning difficulties in making decisions about their future.

Monday, 9th May 2016, 4:59 pm
Updated Monday, 9th May 2016, 6:07 pm
The New Directions team at a previous transition event.

The transition into adulthood event covers many areas of the young person’s life. It includes education and employment training, work, housing, health needs, day opportunities, finances and benefits, relationships and other key life skills.

And New Directions have said that they believe transition preparation can begin as early as year 9 and continue to the age of 25 for those with learning difficulties.

A spokesman for the charity said: “At the transition event New Directions will be showcasing its own person-centred transition support service that gives young learning disabled people the know-how, life skills and confidence to get through the process of transition as seamlessly as they can.

“Our transition planning is reviewed regularly until the individual has successfully moved into adult services and has found a future right for them.”

The event will take place at Brooke School on Thursday, May 19 from 2.30pm to 6pm. For further information, call 01788 573318.