There are lots of things to think about for your future, and you will probably have lots of questions. The information in this section provides some more information on how you can gain more independence with housing and money.

Some of the things that you will be thinking about in your transition to adulthood are discussed in the videos below:

Housing options

No Place Like Home: A Housing and Support booklet helps people with SEND to find a housing choice right for them.

In Barnet, the 0-25 disabilities service provides social care support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities, including support for transition into adulthood. More information can be found here.

For Children and Young People with life limiting and life threatening conditions, the Stepping Up guide provides information to enable a good transition to adulthood.

Personal budgets

Read the guide to learn more about personal budgets in England or watch the video below.

You can also watch a video of how Jack uses his personal budget:

Or, you could read this presentation by Leah Booth about managing personal budgets.

Managing your money

There are lots of ways to learn about managing money independently. The Open University has a free course Managing my money for young adults, and covers everything you need to know to get you started on the new and exciting financial journey that lies ahead.

There are also online videos which teach you about different kinds of money skills.

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Spending and Saving

The cost of borrowing

Getting advice

Shopping around