Once your child is 18, any social care services they need are provided by the council’s Adult Social Care Team.
The ‘Social care’ chapter in our ‘Through the Next Maze 2014’ handbook explains the rules about social care and assessments for disabled adults and their carers and gives details of how assessments are carried out locally. We also explain the range of services that may be available, such as day activities, home care services and short breaks, as well as the option of Direct Payments (DP).
The provision of adult services for your child should have been discussed and agreed during the transition planning process – so hopefully there should be no surprises when your child reaches 18. Read more about transition planning.