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Preparing for adulthood

View more detail on the 4 areas in the sections below.

Preparing for adulthood: a young person's guide.

Growing up and becoming an adult is known as Preparing for Adulthood or PfA for short. There are 4 areas of PfA which are important for everyone growing up. These are:

  • Education, training and employment 
  • Independent living
  • Having friends and being part of your community
  • Keeping healthy

The Local Offer has more information on Preparing for Adulthood and what to expect.

Future Me

Future Me is designed by Young People for Young People! The group came together to share their experiences growing up in Gloucestershire and want to find out from other people how we can improve what’s available for Young People growing up in the county today. Future Me also intends to provide resources and information to Young People to give them the best opportunities and support as they begin to step into their adult life. 

Your Circle

Your Circle is a very handy website which lets you know what’s going on in Gloucestershire, local to you. It provides information on Statutory Services which are run by the Council but also provides details on local provision in your area. For example: community lunch clubs and local sports teams. See what’s available for yourself.

Kingfisher Treasure Seekers

Gloucestershire’s own Kingfisher Treasure Seekers was set up in 2012 to support people with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health issues and other complex needs. Treasure Seekers host fun activities to get involved with, provide training opportunities and have a friendly café to visit.

You’re Welcome

You’re Welcome is an online directory to find activities, clubs and places to visit which are inclusive.

Page updated: 04/05/2022 Page updated by: GCC

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