A checklist to a good transition – Together for Short Lives

These young people don’t have time to waste, so we want to support
them to achieve the smooth transition they deserve, with properly
coordinated care and a supportive team of professionals behind them.

Generously supported by the Bupa UK Foundation, ‘A checklist to a
good transition’ is designed for seriously ill young people to assess
how well agencies involved in their education and care are working
together to enable a smooth transition. In particular, the checklist
focuses on enabling young people to play an active role in planning and
decision-making, whilst acknowledging the ongoing role parents and
carers will likely play in their care.

The checklist itself is targeted at young people aged 14-18+ and addresses three pivotal points in transition:

  1. Preparing for adulthood: aimed at young people who have started
    talking about their plans for the future with teachers and care
    providers
  2. Preparing for moving on: aimed at young people who have a transition
    plan in place and are moving towards transferring to adult services
  3. Settling into adult services: aimed at young people who have made
    the transition to adult services and are continuing to receive help and
    information to thrive in adulthood.

While the resource is intended to be used by young people and their
families, it can also be a useful tool to guide person-centred
discussions between professionals, young people and their family
members. Professionals may find that the questions asked in the
checklist are good prompts for conversations around transition and
advance care planning.

To access the checklist, which can be downloaded for completion online or in print, click the download resource button

A checklist to a good transition – Together for Short Lives

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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