Transition Guides

Transition refers to the process of moving into adulthood and the things that need to be in place to live independently.

It also refers to the process of moving from child services to adult services. Transition planning normally start around the age of 14 and can include everything from work experience and employment to housing and benefits. The links and resources below refer specifically to planning transition and what good processes should look.


Don't let me down: Ensuring a good transition for young people with palliative care needs 
by Together for Short Lives and Marie Curie Cancer Care

Getting a Result 
Sense have produced a series of materials to support young people who are deafblind or multi-sensory impaired (MSI) to make the transition to adult life.

Lost in transition? A guide to finding your way through
by Dimensions

Just Normal Young People: Supporting young people living with HIV in their transition to adulthood. Young people's report
by Children and Young People HIV Network

Moving On Well Resource Pack: Improving transition practice for young people with complex health needs and disabilities
by Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust

Oxfordshire Transition Pathway to adulthood
By Oxfordshire County Council
A step by step guide to help and support young people prepare their plans for their future.

Pathways to Getting a Life: transition planning for full lives
by Getting a Life

Preparing for adult life and transition: information for families - Northern Ireland
by Contact a Family

Preparing for adult life and transition: information for families - Scotland
by Contact a Family

Your future, your choice: Bridging the gap 2013 edition By RNIB
Transition guidance for young people who are blind or partially sighted across the UK. These guides outline support and services available to assist young people through their journey from school, to further and higher education, and into employment.

Stepping up 
by Together for Short Lives 

Supporting effective transitions in mental health services for young adults
by Social Care Institute for Excellence

Thinking about the future: A transition guide for parents and carers of young people with additional needs
Young people approaching transition age took part in a consultation in December 2013, to help Hertfordshire County Council's Youth Connexions service develop a Transition Guide for young people.

Thinking Ahead: a planning guide for families 
The Thinking Ahead Guide is to help families of people with learning disabilities plan for the future.

Transition: getting it right for young people - Improving the transition of young people with long term conditions from children’s to adult health services
by the Department for Education and Skills and the Department of Health

Transition Taskforce hub
Together for Short Lives is leading the Transition Taskforce; breaking down barriers to good transition and building bridges between adult and children’s services.

Transition toolkit
by Autism Education Trust

Transition to Adulthood
by Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

Transition to Adulthood - A Guide for Parents 
by Cerebra

Transition to Adulthood - A Guide for Practitioners
by Cerebra

Your guide to transition
by Mencap

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