Young people want to have full lives with control and choices about their future. Our transitions team work with young people (14-25) who have complex needs and a range of disabilities, and their carers, to support them as they become adults.
You will need to make choices about your future and the support you may need, including; finding a job, where you might live, healthcare, and opportunities to become part of your community and make friends. We will work with you to help you as you move into adulthood with full details on services and how to access them.
The Care Act 2014 recognises that transition from Children to Adult Services comes at a time of significant change in a young person’s life, you can find out more on the GOV.UK website.
We work in partnership with local agencies, schools and colleges to help and support you in finding employment.
You can read more on Special Educational Needs (SEND) and Health Care plans on the GOV.UK website, or further information on Preparing for Adulthood on the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).
Many young people will have health needs that require specialist support so when completing transition assessment social workers are encouraged to involve health in the assessment process. This can include: GP's, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapists and clinicians.
There are a range of housing options, adaptions services, support and advice available to all Dudley residents. These include adapted and purpose built homes for disability needs and support living apartments for people with specific or complex needs. Our housing options advice is free of charge and we have a number of specialist services such as a Youth Hub for people under the age of 25 years old.
The NDTI (National Development Team for Inclusion) is a national organisation that support and promote the Preparing for Adulthood outcomes. It is a programme put together as part of the Delivering Better Outcomes Together consortium and aims to support young people to gain skills in order to support their transition into adulthood.
We will be continuing to work with the Department for Education and its partners to ensure that young people with SEND achieve paid employment, independent living and housing options, good health, friendships, relationships and community inclusion as they move into adulthood. View more on SEND Code of practice: 0-25 years.
Dudley Transitions Team
Ladies Walk Health and Social Care Centre,
Complex and Inclusion Service,
Telephone: 01384 813252
Dudley CCG, Continuing Healthcare Team
Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre,
Telephone: 01384 322777