Transitions Service
The Transitions Service is a specialist disability service that offers advice, guidance and support to disabled young people who are in transition between Children's Services and Adult Social Care. The Transitions Team work with young FACS eligible people with a range of disabilities / complex health needs who are between the ages of 14 to 18 years. Transition workers work closely alongside social workers, education providers, IAG, health professionals, and a wide range of voluntary and independent sector providers to plan the support required from Adult Social Care.This planning is built around the young person's needs and looks at all aspects of their life, care and support needs.
Who is Eligible for Support with their Transition to Adult Social Care?
Disabled young people who are resident in North Lincolnshire use any Children's Service, and who are likely to be eligible for Adult Social Care Services when they are 18 years old (that is, Fair Access to Care Services eligible).
Some indicators of eligibility for transitions support are:
The young person is disabled and has a Statement of Special Education Needs or an Education Health and Care Plan and has been assessed as having severe learning difficulties and / or autism and / or a physical or sensory impairment and / or a mental health problem or, is "Looked After" and has a Statement of Special Education Needs or Education Health and Care Plan identifying them as having learning difficulties, physical disability or sensory impairments which would mean that they would be deemed to be vulnerable as young adults.
Is a care leaver and whose continuing needs will require referral on to Adult Services.
Receives a service from the council's Children's and Young Peoples Social Care Service's 'Disabled Children's Team'.
Making a referral for Transitions Support:
If a young person is already receiving a service from a Social Worker, making a referral for transitions support will simply be a case of contacting the young person's social worker and asking them to look into the provision of transition support. If a young person meets the criteria outlined above but is not receiving a service from Children and Young Peoples Social Care Service, then they will need an Early Help Assessment.
For information on the Early Help Assessment visit: the North Lincolnshire website.
In addition to its holistic approach, in the context of Transitions, the focus of the EHA should be on: the extent, complexity and longevity of a young person's impairment or medical condition, together with the likelihood of services provided now ending on or before the young person's 18th birthday.
Young Carers - A young carer is a person under 18 years oldwho regularly cares for a family member with a physical disability, mental health problem or/ and drug or alcohol problem. Their day to day responsibilities might include cooking, cleaning, nursing or personal care, shopping, childcare for siblings or giving emotional support to the adult they care for. Children are often very happy to help their parent or family member and it can be very positive but children also have the right to be looked after, to have their own time to play, develop and learn. We aim to reduce the most negative effects that some young carers experience and acknowledge that those young carers who are well adapted to their caring role may also benefit from support and time out. Referrals will be considered when the level of care-giving and responsibility to the person in need of care significantly affects the young persons in any way.
What can we provide?
* An assessment of the young person's needs in relation to the care they provide.
* Help to find the right support for the young carer and their family
* Group activities and opportunities to have a break from caring
* We work with schools, colleges and other agencies to raise awarenesabout young carers
Scunthorpe North
Brumby Learning Centre
Grange Lane North
North Lincolnshire
DN16 1BN
Referral forms are available by completeing the service direct form and this should be accompanied by an Early Help Assessment or other specialist assessment which identifies the nature and impact of the young person's caring responsibilities.