Find out if you still need your Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
Not everyone over the age of 19 needs an EHCP.
You might not need an EHCP anymore if:
- you have finished your further education or training
- you have achieved your education or training outcomes
There should be a final annual review to agree what support you need from adult services.
Some people need longer to work on their education and training outcomes in their EHCP. The length up time will vary for each person up to the age of 25. If your EHCP continues, it must be reviewed each year.
Disabled Student's Allowances
If you are studying for a level 4 qualification in a college or university, you might not need an EHC plan. There are different things in place to support disabled young people in higher education, including 'Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)'. These are grants that help with the additional costs disabled students have to support their education.
DSAs fund support including:
- specialist equipment
- non-medical helpers (e.g. sign language interpreters)
For more information, see the DSA finance guide: