Young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities

Young people who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LDD) can get help from YC Hertfordshire until they reach their 25th birthday.

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YC Hertfordshire personal advisers offer young people with LDD aged 13-25 impartial information, advice and guidance on their post-16 options such as further education, training, employment and independent living.


The YC Hertfordshire LDD Team

The LDD Team includes specialist personal advisers dedicated to working with young people with LDD, to help them make a smooth transition into adult life.

The team works closely with schools, colleges and other learning providers. It also supports young people who attend out-of-county schools or colleges and helps those not in education, employment or training.

It is also important that the team works with the young person's parents and carers.

Education Health and Care Plan

Following the introduction of the SEND Code of Practice in September 2014, HCC's SEN Team will support the request and transfer of Statements of SEN to EHCPs.

Please click on the tabs on the left for details of the support and advice available.

You can also download this leaflet:

Guide for parents and carers of young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities


Watch the video below that describes the support offered by YC Hertfordshire and Hertfordshire County Council

Any questions? Please contact the YC Hertfordshire LDD Team's Duty Line, call 01438 844999 (answerphone available) or email YC.LDD@hertfordshire.gov.uk

 

Watch the video below about 'Living Live' that describes the support young people can get from YC Hertfordshire and the four Further Education colleges in Hertfordshire:

 

 

Guide to support for those with additional needs in the workplace

This guide has information about support in the workplace for those with additional needs

See also

Supported employment

Supported internships

 

Have you heard of the SEND Local Offer? 

YC Hertfordshire services for young people aged 13-25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are contained on this website. However, other services for this age range and for children and adults outside of this age range, can be found in the SEND Local Offer directory, Hertfordshire’s central source of information for SEND services and support.