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Transition - Good Practice Guide

Dimensions (UK) Ltd is the UK's second largest voluntary provider of support for people with learning difficulties. Our purpose is to help people with learning difficulties to live the life they want, and we believe that people with learning difficulties should be respected, have the same opportunities in life as everyone else, and make their own choices and decisions.

Who to contact

0300 303 9001
Dimensions UK
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The Good Practice Guide is for everyone who is preparing to support their son or daughter with a learning difficulty through transition. It should be used together with a number of excellent resources already in existence which are listed in the guide.

It contains statutory planning arrangements for transition, key principles of good transition and the models we use at Dimensions, which promote high quality social care services and lead to good outcomes for the young people and adults we support.

We support young people aged 14-25 in transition and their families to develop individualised support packages. These may include supporting the young person to access to leisure and community participation, continued learning and employment. We also provide support to source housing options and explore with young people (and their circle of support) alternatives to traditional residential care.

We can offer impartial advice and guidance from a team of regional transition leads. We appreciate the anxiety and uncertainness that transition can cause and work tirelessly to create a seamless service which can change and develop as the young person reaches adulthood.

Many of the referrals we currently receive are from care managers supporting young people 18 or over coming back into county but we actively encourage work with younger people preparing to make the move from children's to adult services.

Where to go

Ocean Edge
Mill House
SO40 3AE
Children's Centre Areas

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Age Ranges
From 14 years 0 months to 25 years 0 months

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