Parents and carers of disabled children are to be given help in the process of transitioning to adult services.
Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s Disability Charity, is now holding regular advice sessions.
The next session takes place at Colten Care’s Bourne View in Poole on Wednesday, 22 March between 10.30am and 12pm.
The morning will include information from Diverse Abilities’ Advice Team on benefits, as well as advice from Matthew Billingsley at Rutters Solicitors on wills and wills with trusts.
Elaine Ewing, advice team manager at Diverse Abilities said: “It’s great to get out there and meet with families and help them to get the financial support they need. When children reach 18, their families are at a cliff edge, everything they have known in terms of funding and healthcare provisions ends, and the process begins all over again, so we’re here to help make that transition as seamless as possible.”
Those interested in attending are advised to register their interest by Monday, 20 March at diverseabilities.org.uk/transitionsdropin, where questions can also be submitted ahead of the event.
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