The Road Ahead – Resources

1. National Information for Young People

General - covering most aspects of transition
N1: Progress 2004, by Care Choices Limited
Target Audience 13-25 year old disabled young people.
Content Newspaper style 32 page publication giving information on looking ahead, education, employment, housing, holidays, social life, driving, money, legal support and advocacy.
Availability & Updates Distributed primarily through Connexions Personal Advisors but also through Contact a Family, carers, social workers, outreach support workers and advocacy groups. Produced in 2003.

Care Choices Limited Valley Court Croyden Nr. Royston Hertfordshire, SG8 0HF Tel: 01223 207770 Fax: 01223 207108 Web: www.carechoices.co.uk
N2: Passport to Life, by United Response and The Citizenship Foundation
Target Audience Young disabled people.
Content Guide to where to get more help and information on rights and responsibilities as citizens. Booklet and CD which can be used together. The guide covers learning, working, benefits, money, buying things, travel, leisure, social services, where you live, health care, relationships, abuse and saying 'no', fire, ambulance and police services and keeping safe.
Availability & Updates Available from United Response or the Citizenship Foundation. Produced in 2001.
Contact United Response 113-123 Upper Richmond Road London, SW15 2TL Tel: 020 8246 5200 Web: www.united-response.co.uk The Citizenship Foundation Ferroners House, Shaftesbury Place Off Aldersgate Street London, EC2Y 8AA Tel: 020 7367 0500 Web: www.citfou.org.uk To Order Fax: 01347 823242 Email: passport@united-response.cok.uk
N3: TransPlan - Your guide to successful transition from school to adult life for young people age 13-19 with additional education needs, by Facilitating Inclusion North East
Target Audience Young people age 13-19 with additional educational needs.
Content A CD Rom which is divided into sections for young people age 13-19 with additional educational needs, parents, carers and organisations. Written in plain English. Contains 13 sample forms and information leaflets and over 80 links. Young people, parents and carers guides available orally.
Availability & Updates Available free through Prolog at: dfes@prolog.com.uk Quote reference: TRANSPLAN1 Produced in 2002. No information on updates
Contact Facilitating Inclusion North East (FINE) North East SEN Regional Partnership Government Office for the North East Wellbar House Gallowgate Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 4TD Tel: 0191 202 3587 Fax: 0191 202 3510 Web: www.fine-partnership.org.uk (password needed)
N4: Get Moving! Making a choice about where to live, by Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Target Audience Young people with learning disabilities who are thinking of moving home.
Content Explains the different options in an accessible style. Gives case examples and information on where to go for more help.
Availability & Updates Available from the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities as a booklet (£2) or is free as a downloadable document from their website.
Contact Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities 83 Victoria street London, SW1H 0HW Tel: 020 7802 0300 Fax: 020 7802 0301 Web: www.learningdisabilities.org.uk
Choices - education
N5: Life at school and choices at 16+: A guide for secondary students who need extra care and support, by Enquire.
Target Audience Secondary students who need extra support (Scotland).
Content Guide is in three parts: 1 - Life at school 2 - Taking part at school 3 - Choices at 16 and leaving school.
Availability & Updates Enquire has also produced a video. A helpline is available. Guide is downloadable from the Enquire website. No information on updates.
Contact Enquire Tel: 0845 123 2303 Email: enquire.SENinfo@childreninscotland.org.uk Web: www.enquire.org.uk
N6: 16UP: A guide to Further Education for school leavers who are blind or partially sighted, by Royal National College for the Blind
Target Audience Life at school and choices at 16+
Content A guide for secondary students who need extra care and support.
Availability & Updates Available from the Royal National College for the Blind. Not written in an accessible format. No information on updates
Contact Royal National College for the Blind Tel: 01432 265725 Fax: 01432 353478 Email: aj@rncb.ac.uk Website: www.rncb.ac.uk
Choices - work
N7: Making the jump - Including learner's pack, by NIACE
Target Audience Young people with learning disabilities wanting to make the transition to work.
Content Learner's pack gives help and examples of people with learning disabilities getting work. In large print, written in clear language, with illustrations. 100 pages. Available on audio CD.
Availability & Updates £15 from Rachel Johnson at NIACE on 0116 204 4216. Published in 2002. No information on updates.
Contact NIACE 21 De Montfort Street Leicester, LE1 7GE Tel: Rachel Johnson 0116 204 4216 Web: www.niace.org.uk
Changes - transport
N8: Going Places, by Southend Special School and Centre for Transport Studies
Target Audience Young people with learning disabilities in transition.
Content Game to help young people with their travel training. Comes with template for game and instructions.
Availability & Updates Downloadable from University College, London website. No information on updates.
Contact Southend Special School/ Centre for Transport Studies, University College London Centre for Transport Studies Chadwick Building, Gower Street, London, C1E 6BT Tel: 020 7679 7009
Feelings and emotions
N9: All about feeling down: A booklet for young people with learning disabilities, by Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Target Audience Young people with learning disabilities.
Content An18 page guide for young people about what to do if they feel down. Focuses on emotional well-being, particularly at transition. Written in an accessible format.
Availability & Updates Available from the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. Written April 2003.
Contact Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities 83 Victoria street London, SW1H 0HW Tel: 020 7802 0300 Fax: 020 7802 0301 Web: www.learningdisabilities.org.uk
Service and policy development - direct payments
N10: Empower 2001, by North London Connexions and Arcadian Productions
Target Audience Young people who want to use or become a Personal Assistant.
Content Video, used for training purposes. BSL version available. Covers how to get a PA, what to look for in a PA and difficult issues that might arise.
Availability & Updates Available from Empower. £10. Produced in 2001.
Contact North London Connexions and Arcadian Productions Empower 2001 21a Muswell Road, London, N10 2BJ Email: hq@empower2001.org.uk
Service and policy development - transition planning
N11: Planning my Future, by SEN Regional Partnership (South West)
Target Audience Young people with learning difficulties.
Content An accessible pack to help young people work out what is best for them over the next few years. Explains the transition process and allows young people to fill in the pack with their own needs.
Availability & Updates Available from the SEN website and via schools. No information on updates.
Contact SEN Regional Partnership (South West) Web: www.sw-special.co.uk
N12: The Big Picture: Your guide to transition, by West Midlands NHS
Target Audience Young disabled people aged 13-25.
Content 28 page guide being piloted by West Midlands NHS. Part of the 'Transition Pathway Project' (Chris Scholl). Written in an accessible style. Includes information on who can help you, what happens in transition and some sources of information.
Availability & Updates Will be available in final form in the autumn of 2004.
Contact National Youth Agency 17 - 23 Albion Street Leicester, LE1 6GD Tel: 0116 285 3700 Email: nya@nya.org.uk Web: www.nya.org.uk