We support young people to have the life they want and aspire to reach their full potential. We:
We have experience of supporting young people in transition within in a variety of settings from low level visiting support to 24 hour supported accommodation.
George is a young man with learning disabilities and complex needs who has had support to move into adult life from school and to move from the family home to his own home – talk about all major life changes at once!
George was part of a well planned transition which happened over a period of time and included all the people who had known him for many years such as family, friends, school staff and health professionals. There were many meetings to make sure things were going smoothly, that everyone was in agreement with the transition plan and that the moves only happened when George and his family were ready.
It was important to George and his family that he was supported by the right staff so his parents helped with the recruitment. The staff selected then spent a lot of time at his family home and at school, getting to know George, his needs and wishes and learning about him from those who knew him well. This helped us put in place support plans which would make sure George was kept healthy, safe and well and able to live the life he chose.
George cannot speak so it is important that he is able to tell staff what he needs and wants and together they have developed an approach using pictures and symbols so that he can do this.
George is settled now in his own home and gets support to do all the things he wants to. He enjoys going to the gym, walking, cycling, sailing, swimming and horseriding.