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Adult Social Care Learning Disability & Enhanced Transition Team

The Learning Disability and Enhanced Transition Team are part of the Children, Adult and Family Directorate and comprises a Strategic Manager, three Team Managers, Four Senior Social Workers, sixteen Social Workers , four social work assistants, four person centred planners and a Lifeskills Enablement Team.

Through our enhanced transition approach, we support young people and their family/carers preparing for adulthood between the ages of 14 and 25 years. 

Referrals can come from a range of individuals including health or education sources, although in the main will come from the Children with Disabilities Social Care Team or other specialist Social Care teams within the local authority.

To be considered eligible for referral into our team the young person will have an ‘appearance of need for care and support that arises from a ‘physical or mental impairment’ as stated in The Care Act 2014 and which would include young people with a physical and/or learning disability. 

Adopting an enabling, outcome focussed approach and working closely with the Children's Social Care Teams, we will offer a transition assessment to identify a young person’s care and support needs and services required.  Combined with this is a carers assessment which can also identify any support needs that a carer may have.  The young person may be allocated a Social Worker or Social Work Assistant for the assessment process.  Some of the services that may be on offer are:-

  • Lifeskills Enablement
  • Person Centred Planning
  • Employment/training opportunities
  • Referral to health colleagues for Occupational Therapy/Community Nursing/Psychological intervention
  • Referral and multi-agency work with other universal services
  • Identification of Continuing Healthcare Eligibility

Where it is established that a young person is unable to achieve outcomes stated in the Care Act 2014, appropriate longer term services can be offered including:-

  • Direct Payments/Commissioned services
  • Domiciliary Care
  • Social opportunities
  • Employment and Training opportunities 
  • Short Breaks
  • Accommodation and support options

Where it is established that a carer is unable to achieve outcomes as stated in the Care Act 2014, other services may include:-

  • Referral to the Carers Hub
  • Support and advice
  • Carer relief opportunities

Who to contact

01782 235100
0800 561 0015

Where to go

Riverside Employment & Training
Unit 7&8 Riverside Business Village 2
Campbell Rd


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