Young people who receive support from the service start to prepare for transition when they are 14 years old.
Some will move on to adult services while others will receive support and help to live in the community. Amid the excitement and anticipation some of the young people may be worried or apprehensive.
To ensure that the process is as easy as possible for the young people and their families the service has come up with two new schemes:
Transition – Moving On
This DVD is a joint venture between the Gwynedd Specialist Children’s Services, Gwynedd Council Social Services, North West Wales Health Trust, Barnardos Cymru and Careers Wales. Its aim is to show what options are available to young people in Gwynedd in terms of careers, home, leisure, money and rights. Also, it is an opportunity for young people from the area to talk about their choices and how they are coping.
Transition Age Key Workers Pilot Scheme
The Service has secured a grant to recruit four key workers, a manager and an administrator under this scheme. They will work with disabled youngsters to help them with interviews, filling in forms and general support work during the transition period.
Reviewed guidelines for staff who work with young people in the transition period will also be launched.