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Transition Exhibition

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 way.

 

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.

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