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Preparing for Adulthood event 

2nd - 6th November 2020 

 Please continue to view all the talks on our YouTube channel


We hope that you enjoyed our first ‘virtual’ Preparing for Adulthood event, and more importantly, gained useful information to support your young person’s journey into adulthood. Whilst the event is over this is NOT the end of our PfA work - the week has created sparks of interest for further work with our guest speakers and others…and opportunities/information to share with you all.      


If you missed any of the presentations or Live Q&A's during this event don’t forget you can watch them here: or here:


Below are the links and information

to our Event Associates

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Consensus Support is an accredited, nationally recognised learning disability service provider with over 90 services across England, Scotland and Wales. They support over 650 adults and young people who have learning disabilities, autism and complex needs, including Prader-Willi Syndrome. Some people may also have other physical and cognitive needs, including dual diagnosis, sensory-perceptual issues, behaviours which others might find challenging, early on-set dementia and visual and hearing impairment.

Consensus provide tailored support in residential and supported living services, as well as through short breaks and community support. The support and the settings they offer go hand in hand in with their approach. Whatever challenges the people they support are faced with, they help them to live a meaningful, fulfilling life, using person centred planning to ensure they play a key part in decisions about how they want to live their life.

To find out more about Consensus Support please visit:

Call: 0808 223 530 or email

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County Care provides a wide range of support services for people who have learning disabilities, autism, mental health and their families. Our services are designed to be flexible and can be tailored to your needs in order to fit with your lifestyle. We understand that people may need support in different areas of their life. Perhaps you need support at work, at home or in your local community.

Sometimes finding the right services or talking to the right people in your area can be difficult. This is where County Care can help. County Care is committed to providing high quality, person centred services which promote the independence, choice and inclusion of the people we support. Across our services we highlight the importance of people being supported and encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities, and staff ensure that people enjoy full and active lifestyles. This helps to increase social inclusion and to make sure that the people we support have full access to the community resources, events and activities available. This in turn improves health and well-being and gives people the opportunity to strengthen their social networks and develop their confidence. For more information please visit our website

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Chailey Heritage Foundation is a Sussex based charity offering education, care and transition services to children and young people with complex disabilities and health needs across the south of England. The charity has developed a range of specialist services for young adults to support the transition into adult life. They include:

  • Chailey Heritage Futures  is a residential transition service offering a stepping stone from school or college into adulthood for young adults with complex disabilities up to the age of 25. Providing a fun, dynamic and age appropriate environment that enables individuals to live, learn and socialise with those who have similar needs. We offer bespoke packages of care and health support to meet individual’s needs along with access to specialist, on-site clinical support from our NHS partners. 

  • The LSC – a uniquely modern and vibrant leisure and life skills facility offering a creative and alternative learning environment and thriving social network to those aged 16+.

  • The Hub – is a modern and vibrant day service, we encourage you to learn more skills, develop a peer group and really live life to the full. 

  • Chailey Heritage Pathways – a community based care service offering highly specialist bespoke care and support packages, both at home and in the community.

For more detailed information about the range of services Chailey Heritage Foundation can provide please visit our website, call us on 01825 724 444 or email

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We are an inclusive theatre company - we work with disabled and non-disabled artists. - make theatre and film. - dance, make music and create art - entertain, innovate, collaborate and break down barriers.. We are based in Surrey (working in Leatherhead and Cobham) and tour our work across South East England. We are currently working online including offering a Chatline service and other social activities. Artistic excellence goes hand in hand with learning and personal growth. Benefits for our members include: * developing artistic skills, e.g. acting, dance, singing, film-making, theatre production, visual arts * improving physical fitness and co-ordination through dance and movement * learning how to work as part of a team * developing social skills and making friends * gaining independence and confidence Junior Youth Theatre The Junior Youth Group have recently started working on a brand new original radio play in which our superhero youth members battle the evil villain Coronavirus! Members are choosing superpowers and designing their own superheroes to help halt a global outbreak and have been involved in writing the script, choreographing dance scenes and drawing pictures & comic strips which will accompany our radio play. There’s still lots of work to be done and plenty of room for new characters and ideas, so now is the perfect time to join in and get creative! To get in touch please email T: 07599 077 044

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Established nearly 20 years ago the Jigsaw Trust is a registered charity founded by parents to provide individuals with autism, their families and carers, with the best opportunities for education and support as they live with the daily challenges of an autism diagnosis. We are Inspired by Autism, always striving to build the skills of our staff so that the support and education they can offer truly builds skills for independence. Since its inception the Trust has created services that provide the very best education for the individuals we support.  For more information visit our website email


Dimensions provides person-centred support for adults with learning disabilities and autism, right across the country.  Our support ranges from a few hours outreach each week, to intensive support for people whose behaviour can be challenging, for those with complex health needs and those with profound and multiple learning disabilities. We involve the people we support and their families in all aspects of their support.  The people we support live in their own homes, in supported living or in CQC-registered care homes, according to their needs.  We always base our personalised support on the specific needs, choices and ambitions of the individual, following our principles of person-centred thinking, Active Support and Positive Behaviour Support.  Dimensions is divided in to regions around the country and Surrey  is part of our South Region if you would like  to find out more our contact details can be found here

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Everyone at Surrey Choices has one main vision. That is to create a breadth of service and support that gives everyone with support needs in Surrey the chance to fulfil their potential and reach their goals. We provide a range of support services which are dedicated to improving the independence, confidence and life skills of disabled people, autistic people and those with other support needs in the community. Visit our website

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SEND Advice Surrey is a service for those aged 0 to 25 years with SEND & their parents & carers. The information, advice & support provided is impartial, confidential, free & at ‘arm’s length’ to the LA. Contact the team who will listen to concerns & discuss any issues in confidence - 01737 737300,, @SENDadviceSurrey or


"A day service to empower disabled adults to a more independent future".

Background:- The Clubhouse Project is situated in the grounds of St George's College in Addlestone, Surrey.

We are able to support adults from the age of 18 years old with moderate to severe learning disabilities.  We are open 51 weeks a year, Monday to Friday from 09:00 -17:00  with part and full time places available.

The Clubhouse Project Day Service:- The Clubhouse project supports people with a learning and/or physical disability living in Surrey and the surrounding areas.  We take a ‘Person Centred Approach’ by supporting people to develop the skills and knowledge they need to express themselves as a unique individual and feel confident and competent within their local community.  We support them to develop life skills that include relationship building and community inclusion.  We strive to support people toward independence in as many areas of their life as possible, helping them to explore opportunities and access pathways to leisure activities, community resources, education and volunteering. We also endeavour to support families and carers in their caring role by offering advice, practical support and respite breaks away from their caring responsibilities during the daytime.


Downing Care provides high-quality residential care and support for adults with Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Epilepsy and Autism. We have 4 care homes across Hampshire and Surrey, all of which have been rated either Good or Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

We understand that choosing a home for a loved one with support needs and disabilities can be a difficult and very stressful time. At Downing Care we endeavour to build trusting and open relationships with families and those needing our support, guiding and assisting them throughout the admission process.

We respect the rights of our residents to lead a safe, happy and fulfilled life and our staff are fully committed to supporting them to achieve this. For more information please visit our website on
For vacancies please call: 01932 943039 or visit or e-mail us on:

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