Pathways is designed to help you start thinking about what you are doing just now and what you would like to be doing in the future. It will help you think about your hopes for the future and how to make these hopes a reality. Just because you are starting work on this, it does not mean that you will have to move on from where you are living straight away. Part of the reason for doing this is to make sure that you move on at the best time for you and have the support you need. As you think about moving on towards more independent living you will almost certainly need some help along the way. Local authorities have a responsibility to find out what needs you have so that you can be put in touch with the right people and get all the help you are entitled to. Having an idea about what you want to do and a plan of how to get there is important in achieving the most from your life. Pathways will help you to do this.