Issue details

Improving Transitions - Task Group Report

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.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects 2 or more wards;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/10/2017

Report access: Open;

Report Type: Information Paper;

Decision due: 4 Dec 2017 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children and Education

Department: Children's Services Department

Contact: David Abbott Email: Tel: 020 8753 2063.


Parental advocacy groups, Children’s Services, Adult Social Care, Public Health, Housing, Schools, Health.


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  • Improving Transitions - Task Group Report