Young people with disabilities, and their families, need
information to help them prepare for the transition of services
from childhood to adulthood. In order to outline what support is on
offer to such individuals, Bedford Borough Council is hosting a
Transition Exhibition, on Wednesday 19th
October at the Addison Centre, which will
take place at midday – 3pm and again
at 6pm – 9pm. There is no need to book a
place, and people are free to come and go as they please!
The transition process gives young people and
their families more choice and control over their future. Its key
focus is to maximise each person’s ability to live independently
through the use of this streamlined services, ensuring that young
people achieve their desired outcomes in a timely and planned
On the day, attendees will have the
opportunity to hear first hand experiences from young people,
parents and organisations and chat to a variety of professionals to
understand available future choices.
Cllr Roger Rigby, portfolio holder for Adults
Services at Bedford Borough Council, said: “The transition from
childhood to adulthood can be very challenging, and even more
challenging for those with disabilities, especially when it is
necessary to navigate around new and ever changing professional
involvements and services. The key to a successful transition is
good preparation, which includes personal preparation of the young
person for the adult world.”
The exhibition will also help prepare families
for the young person to acquire the rights, obligations and status
of an adult.
For more information, please contact Abbey
Woolgar on 01908 792916.