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Disabled young people move on to adulthood

Published Friday, 24 April 2015

As they approach their 18th birthday young people with a physical or learning disability or with sight or hearing problems are offered special assessments from Enfield Council.

To help them move into adulthood and independent living, over 100 disabled young people and their parents/carers recently attended Enfield Council’s ‘Transition Market Place’ at the Dugdale Centre to find out about independent living, post 16 education, training and lifelong learning.

 A variety of stalls setting out many opportunities attracted a great deal of interest from young people and their families.

Council Leader, Doug Taylor, said, “Young people came to the ‘Market Place’ event at the Dugdale Centre where they could find out about council and voluntary services in Enfield. It was a huge success, well-supported by our special schools.

“Reaching 18 is an important milestone for all young people and we recognise that those with a disability will need the respect and support that enables them to lead as independent a life as possible as adults.”

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