The Luton Transition Team works with young people between the ages of 14 to 25 who have a learning disability or difficulty and have a current Education, Health and Care Plan.
Growing up and moving on from school is an exciting and uncertain time for all young people as they begin their transition to adulthood. The most important person in this process is the young person themselves.
The team plans and supports a young person’s transition to adult life. The following professionals may be involved:
- Social care
Every young person with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan will, from the age of 14, also have a Preparing for Adulthood Plan. Both these Plans will remain in force until the young person has either achieved their identified goals or has reached the age of 25. The Preparing for Adulthood Plan is particularly important as it will state what everyone involved in the young person’s life is hoping will happen in the future and how this will be achieved. The Plan will address questions like:
- Will the young person go on to attend college?
- How the curriculum can support the young person to play their part in the community
- What will happen after school or college?
- Can the young person get a job or do some training to get one?
- Where will the young person live?
- What will the young person do in their spare time?
- What are the young person’s hopes and aspirations for the future and how can these be met?
- What benefits am I entitled to?
The team consists of a Senior Learning Disability and Difficulty (LDD) Personal Advisor, three LDD Personal Advisors and a Post 16 Education Broker. The team also works closely with the Community Learning Disability Team Social Workers and the Transition Nurse who supports young people with complex health issues who have a learning disability to enter adult health services successfully.
Learning Disability and Difficulty Personal Advisor (LDDPA)
Personal Advisors support young people who have additional needs between the ages of 14-25.
Personal Advisors will offer help and support on a wide range of issues including:
- Careers advice
- Training opportunities
- Family circumstances
- Housing and homelessness
- Welfare benefits
Post 16 Education Broker
The Broker will work with young people who are not able to access local mainstream further education. They will create bespoke packages of education which meet the individual’s needs. They will work closely with the Personal Advisor, the young person and the people that know them best.
The Social Worker from the Children with Disabilities Team will continue to support the young person until the age of 18. However, as the young person reaches 16 they will start to liaise with the Adult Social Care Team. The young person and their parent/carer are fully involved in this process to plan for the future. A joint assessment will be undertaken and the support needs of the young person and their parent/carer are taken into consideration, this includes short breaks, direct payments and overnight stays.
The team work with young people that are between the ages of 14-25, have an EHC Plan and who have severe and complex learning disabilities and difficulties. The team also supports staff in mainstream settings to work with young people who have additional needs.
Access to Adult Social Care is subject to an eligibility assessment.
How to access the service
The young person or their parent/carer can contact the team directly, via the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) the family worker at the school or the childs social worker.
DocumentsDownload: Transition Protocol
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Transition Team
- 01582 548160
- Further information on The Transition Team
Where to go
- LU3 3QB
Last updated 14/01/2021