Services for Young People Hertfordshire Services for Young People

Young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities

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

Services for Young People offers young people with LDD aged 13-24 impartial information, advice and guidance on their post-16 options such as further education, training, employment and independent living.

The 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/carers.


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

Any questions? Please contact the LDD Team's Duty Line, call 01438 844999 (answerphone available) or email

Education Health and Care Plan

Following the introduction of the SEND Code of Practice in September 2014, HCC's 0-25 SEND Team will support the assessment and review of EHCPs.

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? 

Information about the support Services for Young People offers young people aged 13-25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is given 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.