Decision details

Improving Transitions - Task Group Report

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Health, Adult Social Care & Social Inclusion Policy and Accountability Committee formed a task group to consider how the Council can improve the experience for young disabled people transitioning from social care services for children to social care services for adults.

After considering the shortcomings and challenges of the current arrangements and looking at what parents and professionals thought a good transition experience would be, the task group made the recommendations in the following key areas:
• The creation of a new ‘Preparing for Adulthood’ team that was co-designed with parents and young disabled people – and was accountable to them.
• Ensuring there was greater transparency and improved communication.
• Empowering professionals to do their jobs effectively and efficiently.
• Improving the housing pipeline so young disabled adults had suitable housing available when they needed it.


That Cabinet endorses the recommendations of the task group listed below - and tasks officers with implementing the task group’s proposals.


Report author: David Abbott

Publication date: 06/12/2017

Date of decision: 04/12/2017

Decided at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/12/2017

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