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Further education and the 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
  • travel
  • non-medical helpers (e.g. sign language interpreters)

For more information, see the DSA finance guide:

Travel

If you are aged 19-25 and have an EHC plan, then Hertfordshire County Council might arrange your transport to and from college, based on what their 19 -25 Transport Policy says.

Employment

If you are 19 - 25 years old and claim Jobseeker's Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance, you should be invited to meet a 'work coach' at the Jobcentre. The work coach will ask you what you need to be able to work, and what makes it hard for you to work. They might tell you about work options locally, or suggest an 'Access to Work Grant', which can give financial support when you are getting help into work.

If you have a long term condition or disability, you will get a 'work capability assessment', which will help you work out what you need to be able to access work.

Getting this help into work is call 'supported employment'.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) offers some  supported employment programmes. These include:

  • Work Choice - get help to get and keep a job. They will give you support to meet your needs, which may include: training and developing your skills, building your confidence and interview coaching.

  • Specialist Employability Support - gives mentoring and training to help people with disabilities who can’t use other employment programmes.

Care costs


If you are over 18, Hertfordshire County Council will do a financial assessment to check how much you can afford to pay towards your care and support.

Care and support you may have to pay towards includes:

  • home care (day and night)
  • day activities and respite care
  • supported living
  • Personal Assistant (PA)

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