Info for Post 16 yrs


Durham Works – is a partnership project between Durham County Council and 9 organisations working together to support young people who are not in education, employment or training. Telephone – 0300 026 2930

Durham Locate – The place to find out about adult care, support, information and advice in County Durham. Similar to the Local offer but for information and services for over 18s.

Support for Parents , family and friends of Autistic Adults (SPAA) – A support group for parents and family members of adults on the autism spectrum, primarily in Durham and the north-east of England. They meet on the first Saturday of the month at the Marriott Royal County hotel and the first Wednesday of the month at Durham County Carers Support office in Spennymoor for themed discussions. They have a Facebook group for discussions and support in-between the meetings.

Autie mates adult autism support group – Adult autism support and friendship drop-in, they have two peer support sessions under the umbrella of Little treasures autism charity. They run once a month in Ferryhill and Gateshead.

MAIN – Durham County Council and the NHS jointly fund MAIN to support people aged 16+ who are resident in County Durham and have a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder but who do not meet social care criteria. They also provide a range of funded training courses which are available to professionals, parents and carers living/working with the above group. Telephone 0191 300 8556

Journey Enterprises – Journey Enterprises is a local charity providing day services for young people and adults with complex learning disability. They provide activities in  three day centres (Hubs) and a wide range of activities in community. All are undertaken in small groups of friends. Telephone: 01434 608118

Information on SEND colleges and further education

Durham Adult social care and health information

Apply for post 16 transport to sixth form and college.

If a young person has social care, they can access everything on the slide EXCEPT MAIN. But if they aren’t eligible for social care, they cannot access the stuff in the orange boxes.