About this course
Moving On is a new course from ASDAN that will equip young people aged 16+ with the knowledge and skills they need to ‘move on’ to living independently. The course has been developed in partnership with practitioners to meet the needs of young people preparing to live independently for the first time, including young people who are leaving care.
Moving On is structured around five different aspects of what it means to live independently as a young adult. These five areas closely link to the key areas of care leaver pathway plans.
Each of these aspects is presented in a journal containing key information and practical activities to develop knowledge and skills.
Young people should work with a trusted adult to identify which journals they will complete based on their individual circumstances. The activities they complete within the journals can also be personalised and tailored to suit their needs.
Moving On is based on the five following modules:
- Building a home – tenancy, home maintenance, laundry, cleaning and home safety
- Being healthy – physical health, emotional wellbeing, healthy eating and healthy living habits
- Starting your career – further and higher education, training, exploring job opportunities, applying for jobs and being an employee
- Managing money – budgeting, borrowing, saving and spending
- Relating to people – identity, healthy relationships, boundaries, support and being part of a community
Who is it for?
Young people aged 16 and over who are preparing to live independently for the first time. They may be leaving care, moving out of their family home or moving away to university.
Moving On helps to facilitate the conversations that young people will have with a trusted adult while preparing to live independently – this trusted adult could be a support worker, personal adviser, tutor, foster carer or parent. Centres delivering Moving On may include local authorities, leaving care teams, care providers, pupil referral units and colleges.