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Building My Future

Expanding and testing an intensive, therapeutic short-break service co-produced with families for young people who have learning difficulties, autism, challenging behaviour or a mental health condition.

Project Description

Ealing faces a number of challenges which impact on the effectiveness of support. The aim of the programme is to reduce the risk of residential and day special education placements, improve health and mental health outcomes and enable successful transitions to adulthood.

Building My Future is testing a creative, evidence-based approach, co-produced with young people and families. The team is developing a model and a supporting targeting tool that has the potential to be shared nationally to improve practice in the area.

Four phases of work were carried out from September 2017 to August 2019:


DfE funded independent evaluation will be published in 2020.

Lead Organisation

London Borough of Ealing


Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group



Council for Disabled Children

National Autistic Society

Ealing High School Heads

Ealing Parent Carer Forum

Metropolitan Police

Ealing Hammersmith & West London College

Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists






Funding Information

Funding theme: Targeted early support

Total amount awarded


Round 3 July 2017