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The Care Act makes it clear that joint working with regard to young people in a period of transition is very important. This is particularly relevant with regard to health services. Many young people will have health needs that require specialist support. When completing transition assessment with young people and their families, social workers will be encouraged to involve health in the assessment process. This will include GPs, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapists and clinicians. They may also request that a continuing health care assessment is completed with the young person to identify if they would be entitled to support provided and funded by health.

Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust (BCPFT)

The BCPFT's vision is to improve health and well-being for people of all ages across the Black Country. In Sandwell and Wolverhampton, we care for and support people of all ages who have mental health needs. We provide a range of specialist health services for people with learning disabilities in Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell and Wolverhampton. We also provide community healthcare services for children, young people and families in Dudley.

:: more on Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust (BCPFT)

Public Health Programmes

These are programmes provided through public health that provide education and advice to promote the health and wellbeing of the community by identifying the risks that affect different people, in different places, at different stages of life, and finding the best way to minimise them.

:: more on public health programmes

Continuing Health Assessment Team

NHS continuing healthcare is the name given to a package of care that is arranged and funded solely by the NHS for individuals who are not in hospital and have been assessed as having a "primary health need".

For more information about the Continuing Health Care Process for children and adults in Dudley the following people can be contacted:

For adults:

Telephone: 01384 321777

More information can be found on the NHS website:

You can contact them by writing to the address below:

Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre,
Venture Way,
Brierley Hill,
West Midlands,

For children’s:

Linda Cropper
Telephone:01384 321950


Kellie Lennon,
Telephone: 01384 322606

You can also access the National Framework for Continuing Health Care.

Personal Health Budgets

For local information contact Dudley CCG, Continuing Healthcare Team as above but more information can be found via the following website:

:: NHS - personal health budget

Dudley School Nurses

School nurses are responsible for delivering cost effective public health programmes and interventions to improve health outcomes for all parents, children, young people and families. More information can be found at the following link:

:: Dudley school nurse contact details

Dudley Health Visitors

Health visitors offer a universal service for all families with children aged 0-4 years. They aim to empower families to provide the best possible start in life for children and offer health and wellbeing support and advice for the whole family, from pregnancy through to the child entering school in their reception year.

Dudley Central
Cross Street Health Centre,
West Midlands,
Telephone: 01384 366 432
Netherton Health Centre telephone: 01384 366527

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