Transition describes the move from childhood to adult life. Typically, this process starts at 14 and continues through until a person leaves education.
For young disabled people and their families, this can be a time of great excitement, but the move from child to adult services can also be a difficult period. Big changes occur, such as leaving school, getting a job, forming new relationships and finding somewhere to live. During this time, getting the balance right between building independence and ensuring safety and wellbeing is crucial.
United Response works with a growing number of young people and their families, across England and Wales – helping them take control of their support packages and choose the staff that work with them. We believe that person-centred planning is especially important at the transitional phase, putting each young person at the heart of developing their support.
We have strong links with local councils, social workers, family forums, Primary Care Trusts, and schools and colleges. These connections help us to make the transition period as easy as possible for the people we support.
Transition covers a huge amount of events and experiences, but some of the biggest challenges include:
For more information on transitions, or to make an enquiry, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you or someone you know is looking for support for some going through transition, you can make an enquiry through our Get Support lines:
- By calling 0800 0884 377
- By following the link to the Get Support Form, where you can fill in the details of your enquiry and we will contact you to discuss the support needs
- By emailing us at Get.Support@unitedresponse.org.uk
Get Support requests are managed between 9.00am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). Your enquiry will be handled quickly and the appropriate local manager will get back to you, as soon as possible.