Transition in to adulthood and from children’s to adult social care services can be a time of high stress and anxiety for many and we aim to make this transition as seamless as possible. We are an ‘integrated’ team. This means that we have both health and social care professionals working together to assess and plan to meet the needs of the young person.
Currently within the team, we have an assistant psychologist, assistant therapist, specialist practitioner and three social workers. Two of the social workers are able to hold cases within both Family and Children Services and Adult Social Care, promoting consistency and best practice across both services.
Together, Children’s and Adult Services will share information and consult with the young person about their education, health and social care needs, as well as their goals and employment prospects. During this stage, the young person may wish to find out more information about direct payments and personal budgets that supports their level of independence and their ability to access other services.
We aim to provide high level support to the young people and carers we work with and welcome feedback from those who have used our service. This enables us to continue developing our provision and meeting the needs of our young people.