Whatever your son or daughter has planned for the future, it is vital to think about any travel arrangements they may need and how these will be paid for. Social care services may fund some transport costs, for example travel to college or a day centre. You may also receive subsidised transport through Taxi Card or Dial a Ride schemes, or you may be able to use part of a direct payment or personal budget for this.
It is also important that your son or daughter thinks about their own leisure time. They may want to pursue activities away from home, but may need extra support to do this. Here again you may want to think about using a direct payment or part of their personal budget to pay for support.
- Read Mencap's guide on leisure