The Transitions Team

The Service

The Transitions Team provides services to young people aged 14 to 25 years old with disabilities to increase their independence and help them plan for the future.

This might include developing plans for: leaving school, finding work, moving home or finding new personal interests.

The support plan for them will be reviewed every year.

The Transition Team works closely with other professionals such as healthcare staff, schools and housing officers to achieve good outcomes for young people

Who is the service for?

Young People with Special Educational Needs or Disability aged 14-25 who live in Southwark.

Criteria for access to service

The Transition Social Work team support young disabled people:

  • between 14 to 25 years old
  • who have significant disabilities and complex support needs
  • who need support to move into adulthood
  • who qualify for adult social care support

The Transition Team will complete an assessment of young person’s social care needs to work out if they qualify for adult social care support. They will then help the young person develop a personal plan to meet their support needs.

How this is provided

  • Phone advice and support 5 days per week.
  • Specialist casework support.
  • Home visits to conduct assessments and develop support plans

How can I access this service?

Parents and young people can self refer. We also accept referrals from over professionals (subject to consent from the family). Please see Transition Team referral form.

Do you need to pay for this service?

It is a free service.

How is this service funded?

The service is funded by Southwark Council and is a statutory part of the Councils Children’s and Adults Team.

Useful to know

We endeavour to ensure that every young person known to the team has a named social worker; however, if the specific worker is unavailable please leave a message on duty and someone will get back to you as soon as we can.