Transition and Why It Is Important to Be Informed

For many parents who have children with learning disabilities and complex support needs, the transition from childrens’ to adults’ social services can be a daunting time. In the UK around 40,000 children and young people with complex physical health needs are in this transition phase, with many hurdles to overcome due to the numerous changes […]

Going the distance

Ann de Savary says… “Parents prefer to have their children as close as possible, as would I, however when looking for a suitable provision locally and finding all services lacking, you have to make a choice. For me, providing a fulfilled life for someone with learning disabilities, regardless of distance, is the greater priority, as […]

Lost in Transition..?

For many parents who have children with learning disabilities who are reaching that tender age of transition from Children’s to Adult Social Services, the transition process is an extremely difficult and daunting time in their lives. Not only is it difficult in terms of finding information for the next step, as well as all the […]

Hospitals into homes

The latest episode of BBC radio 4’s “File on 4” show reflects on the progress made to get people with learning disabilities and autism out of hospital units and into homes in the community with good support, since the shocking revelations at Winterbourne View 5 years ago. To listen to the full episode, please click […]

Is your school proactive?

When it comes to transition from children’s to adults service, proactivity is the key to making it as smooth a process as possible for your young person. It may seem a long way off before they will be leaving school, but sticking your head in the sand will not ignore the fact that it is […]