Transition guide: Bridging the gap

Think of your transition from school and beyond as a series of journeys from one location to another e.g. school to college, university or employment.

The journeys that get you from one location to another are what we call your points of transition.

Careful planning for these times of change is very important especially for practical reasons i.e making sure that you have the support and equipment you need in place before starting your next step. There is a lot of support out there but you may not be aware of it. Knowing what help is available enables you to take control of your future and allows you the freedom to make informed choices about what you want to do next.

UK Transition guides

RNIB, in partnership with Action for Blind People, has produced transition guidance for young people who are blind or partially sighted in England. Entitled 'Your future, your choice: bridging the gap', the guide outlines the support and services available to assist young people through their journey from school, through further and higher education, and into employment. The guidance is available to download here:

'Your future, your choice: bridging the gap' is part of a series of 'Bridging the Gap' guides for young people who are blind or partially sighted across living across the UK. You can download your country's guide below:

Calculate your benefits

The benefits you're entitled to depends on your own personal circumstances. We have an easy to use calculator that asks you some questions about your situation and then tells you exactly how much you may be missing out on.

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