The Young Person's Transition Support Service offers person-centred support for young people, aged 14-25 years, who have a learning disability and/or autism (ASD) and are currently/have previously been under the support of local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
The service is available in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea.
The main aim of the service is to help young people to think about their adult life as a whole, rather than simply thinking about what services they might be accessing post-18. The Young Person's Transition Practitioners work with the young person to think about:
- Hopes and dreams for the future
- What is currently working well
- What is not currently working well
- What is important now
- What will be important in the future
The service also aims to provide:
- Signposting and recommendations for suitable activities and services that are not already being accessed.
- Identifying and mapping out links between professionals involved and ensuring young people and their families are aware of who is involved and what their role is
- Organising and promoting the use of handover meetings in order to ensure the young person's needs will be met
- Attendance and contribution at meetings for the young person, to ensure the young person's preferences are being heard and acted upon
- Identifying unmet needs and investigating options to provide additional support for young people in relation to their goals
- Mental health and wellbeing advice and guidance in line with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
For more information please contact either:
Name: Eleanor Howe - Westminster Young Person's Transition Practitioner
Name: Megan Bower - Kensington and Chelsea Young Person's Transition Practitioner
The Westminster Society For People with Learning Disabilities
Rainbow Family Centre
11 Bravington Road
020 8968 2690