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The My Life team - social care support as you grow up

The My Life team attend Education, Health and Care plan reviews for young people from year 9 and post 16 provisions (14-25 years old)

We work with young people and their families who do not have a social worker or a short breaks plan in place.

We work with young people and their families to help them plan and prepare for adult life: 

We help young people to start thinking about their future and some of the decisions they may need to make.

  • What is important to them?
  • What makes them happy?
  • What would they like to do when they become an adult?
  • Do they have any goals?

From age 14 we encourage a focus on the preparing for adulthood outcomes which are as follows:

Employment – exploring different employment and training options. 

Independent Living – having choice, control and freedom over their lives and the support they have, their accommodation and living arrangements.

Health – being as healthy as possible in adult life. 

Community participation – having friends and supportive relationships, participating in, and contributing to, the local community.

We offer information, advice, and guidance on adult social care. We provide information about services that are available whereby you may not need an adult social care assessment and we will also offer information and advice about when and how to get an adult social care assessment if you do need one.

More information about the My Life team can be found on this leaflet (opens PDF in new window)

The My Life team works with young people and their family with an EHCP, ages 14-25 and who does not have any current social care support (social worker, short breaks plan etc).

We attend reviews from Year 9 onwards.

We attend EHCP reviews for young people who attend a special school.

If you do not access a specialist educational setting, then we can offer advice over the phone.

The person is who is leading the EHCP can invite the My Life team to attend or for advice.

If you think the My life team should be involved, then they can be contacted via Gateway to Care:

01484 414933

or email mylife@kirklees.gov.uk 

Last updated: 19/11/2020

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