Parent of an 18 to 25 year old

Supporting your child’s growing plans

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Your young person is no longer a child. The years you have spent helping them to find their independence with their allergies is now coming to an end, as they enter adulthood.

It’s more than likely that they’re leaving for university, starting work or an apprenticeship, or thinking about moving out into their own home. And so, there are still some final hurdles they will be facing for the first time. They may appreciate a little guidance from you to see them through safely and confidently.

Universities and Higher Education 

For the first time, they will be cleaning, shopping, cooking and surviving alone (or with a bunch of newfound friends).



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Moving Out and Shared Living Space

Living completely independently with their allergies might leave them facing a few new challenges.

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GP and Healthcare

For the first time, your child will be completely responsible for their own medical care.

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Holidays and travel

If they haven’t already, your young person will probably embark on their first holiday with friends. They may even be considering a gap year, or extended holiday before they go to university.

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Drinking and drugs

Your young person has now reached the legal age to drink and smoke. Here are some key facts about how alcohol and drugs affect allergy. Discuss these with your young person to help them stay safe when exposed to these substances.

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If your young person child lives with food or latex allergy, there are some things they need to keep in mind when dating.

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Support in the workplace

Creating a working environment where employees can safely do their jobs is part of an employer’s Duty of Care under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Having an allergic condition that is severe or life threatening may also mean you can be protected under the Equality Act 2010, as it could be classed as a disability.

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Additional Support

If your young person is feeling overwhelmed, it’s a good idea to show them where they can get some help

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