Helping young people into adulthood

Published: Friday, 29th June 2018

A plan to support and improve the outcomes of young people with additional needs has been approved by the city council’s cabinet

The transition project will ensure partners work together as equals to prepare young people with additional needs for adult life.

Although part of a wider strategy to improve the transition of all vulnerable young people, in order to ensure improvements are phased and sustainable, the initial phase will focus on children with a disability.

The aim is for all partners to work together to put children, young people and families at the centre of planning for a rich and fulfilling life, with equal chances in employment, education, training, health, relationships and community life.

Councillor Paulette Hamilton, cabinet member for health and social care, said: “Ensuring that young people who need support are properly prepared for the often difficult transition to adulthood can have such a positive impact. We need to look beyond council service provision and embrace a whole community approach so we can really improve young people’s life chances. There is a great voluntary and community sector out there and we must all work passionately and professionally together so our vulnerable young people can truly realise their ambitions.”

The cabinet report can be found here: https://bit.ly/2yPVMG6