What transition planning means

When you should start think about your transition plan and what support you'll get.

What transition planning means

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About transitioning

Transition means moving from childhood to becoming a young adult.

Transition planning normally starts around the age of 14.

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Who will support you

Your social worker will be able to help you think about what you want and what options you have.

Your college may also be able to help you think about becoming more independent.  

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Life transitions

There are transitions throughout your life that you may need help with.

They include:

  • leaving college
  • moving out of your family home
  • getting your first job
  • having your first relationship
  • getting older
  • moving into other housing and support – for example into residential care
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Who can help you with these transitions

You can ask for support from the Social Work team, this is called the Specialist Community Disability Team (SCDS). 

To contact SCDS:

You can also ask for support from an advocate who is independent.

To contact Speak Out:

To contact Amaze: