Preparing for Adulthood

When your child is young, you make most of the decisions for them. But as your child gets older, they begin to make decisions for themselves. This can be a difficult time, especially for parents of disabled children.

For more and more youngsters, planning for adulthood can start at primary school age. The journey to adulthood will also span child and adult services in education, health and care as well as a changing benefits system.

Parents’ Guide to PfA

We know that helping to prepare your child for adulthood (PfA) can seem like a huge task and its hard to know where to start.  We have helped Cambridgeshire County Council co-produce an introductory parents’ guide to get you started.

Preparing for adulthood in Cambridgeshire:

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Come along: Pinpoint's PfA Connections for parent carers

Our group for parents and carers of young people aged 14-25 is run by Laura Potter. Hubs and meetings are currently held online throughout the year.

To find out more about PfA contact Laura on 01480 877333 or email laura@pinpoint-cambs.org.uk.  Visit our events page for the next free session for parent carers