“Transition” describes the move from childhood to adult life. Typically this process starts when you are 14 and continues until you leave education, usually before or when you are 25 years old.

We provide support for people with a learning disability, complex needs, acquired brain injury, physical disability, dementia, mental health needs, and autism.

Transitional support

For young disabled people and their families, transition can be a time of excitement but moving from child to adult services can also feel very difficult.

Big changes such as leaving school, getting a job, forming new relationships and finding somewhere to live all need careful thought, planning and communication.

We work with a growing number of young people and their families to help them take control of their support and choose the staff that work with them.

We use person centred planning during the transition process to help build independence.

Independent living

If you are a young person moving from a family home or moving from a residential school, choosing a suitable place to live is a big decision.

There are many different options but what is always the same is that people want to feel safe, secure and independent in their home. We can support you to find housing and work flexibly on your terms.

We can provide as much help with the day-to-day running of the house as you need, whether it’s paying bills or help with cooking, laundry or providing home security advice—or all of the above!

Getting a job

If you are leaving education, you may want to get a job and become financially independent.

Working can bring other benefits including increased confidence, new friends, a better social life and a greater sense of self-worth.

We can help you find a job, complete application forms, prepare for interviews, and more.

Personal relationships and the community

Transition is a time when relationships, including personal relationships, can become important. We can support you to meet new people and develop existing relationships. We are approachable and on-hand if you need any guidance, but also discreet enough to allow you space and privacy.

Money and banking

One of the most challenging aspects of the move to adulthood is new responsibilities that arise relating to money. Many aspects of adult life, including getting a job and earning money, mean you need some understanding of how to manage your money.

We can support you to manage your finances and to budget.

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