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Preparing for adulthood for all ages

Preparing for adulthood can be an exciting time of new opportunities, choices and increased independence but it can also be a difficult and uncertain time for some. Our preparing for adulthood pages aim to give you information on the choices available.

What are my options for education and training?

Our Staffordshire County Council website offers some helpful information on future learning routes post-16, where jobs will be in the future and apprenticeships.

Entrust provide helpful young people’s factsheets for areas such as job hunting, choosing your options, work experience and voluntary work.

Information on sixth form, further education colleges, specialist colleges and higher education can be found in our education section.

Where can I get careers advice?

The government's Gov.UK website provides some useful information on career skills and training. Information on careers advice can also be found in our useful information section below.

I'm thinking of doing some work experience or going to a training centre. What is available?

Take a look at our directory on work experience and training centres. It contains more about traineeships, training provision, apprenticeships and enhanced apprenticeships.

What support is available to help me into employment and once in employment?

More information can be found in our employment access and support services directory.

I'd like to volunteer. Can you tell me more?

Volunteering can make a real difference to your own life and the lives of those around you.

Further information can be found on the following websites or on our volunteering directory:

I'd like some support to live independently

Our independent living directory contains more information on equipment, technology and home care.

Information on housing options can be found in our housing directory.

Can you tell me more about adult social care?

Information on accessing social care, aids and adaptions assessments, direct payments and day opportunities can be found in our social care section


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