Preparing for adulthood – how can we help

What can young people and their families in transition expect?

Every young person and their parents and carers will be offered information and advice about the range of support services available in the local area. This will also include guidance on accessing community and voluntary sector support services.

Eligibility and assessment

In order to determine eligibility for a service from adult social care, the Transitions Service  will begin to gather information about you from the age of 14, and where appropriate, will undertake an assessment of your needs before you reach 18, in line with The Care Act 2014 eligibility criteria (PDF 41.1KB) .

If a young person is eligible for care and support, further work will be undertaken in a person centred way to identify their care needs, with input from all agencies and family carers.

For example this could mean ensuring a young person has support to live independently in their own home, or arranging support from a Personal Assistant in order to access opportunities in their local area during the daytime, evenings and weekends.

Support can also be provided to help young people with:

  • employment training
  • developing new skills with the aim of securing a paid job
  • working to towards living  in their own home

How can people access transitions support?

Young people aged 14-17 and their families can be referred to the Transitions Service for an assessment of their needs as part of planning their transitions pathway.

The service can also be contacted directly by a young person, their family carers or people who support them.

Contact

The Transitions Service can be contacted on 0300 300 8100.

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