Transitioning into adulthood
Opportunities - that's what transitioning
into adulthood should mean.
It's about being who you want to be, and doing what you want to
do. Other young people make these decisions, and disabled young
people can to. With the right support, disabled young people can
build the confidence and independence they need to be leaders of
their own lives.
We know for some young people with more complex needs, it's about
celebrating the small steps. Because those small things can be big
achievements too. It's about supporting young people to reach their
full potential, whatever that may be.
Planning ahead for the future
It all begins with a plan - one based on what young people want as
well as what they need. That way each young person has a pathway
plan that's theirs. We encourage disabled young people to be
aspirational about their future. It's their life - we're here to
make sure they are supported to live it as they chose.
We provide a key worker for ongoing support and work with the
young person and adult services to ensure continuity of care.
Whether it's through video, photos, or symbol-based communication,
we ensure young people's opinions get heard. But if they need us,
we'll be there to speak on their behalf.
Being positive about the possibilities
Building confidence and independence starts with life skills. It's
about hanging out with friends and making new ones. It's about
young people being part of their communities and doing activities
they enjoy. And it's practical things too like budgeting, shopping
and getting around. So young people can take control, grow
strong and have fun.
"I can go to town if I want to, catch a train, manage my own
money. I have a job and am about to move into my own
Tom, a young person at our Kingfishers
Transitional services we offer include:
- short breaks
- person-centred planning
- transition key working
- independent living skills
- supported accommodation