Transition – help us to help Providers make it personal

Back in July, Bringing Us Together attended a workshop with Helen Sanderson Associates to look at how Providers could check their progress in delivering personalised support for young people in transition.

hsa p4p pfaThe day was spent with a group of family members, Pathfinder representatives and Helen’s team putting together ideas and suggestions about the different aspects of transition and how, in an ideal world, this would work.  It was a day with lots of discussion, laughter and post-it notes but more importantly, it was a day of real passion and determination.

This information was then taken away and over the summer, the great team at HSA put together all of our comments, post it notes, views and passion into a document for providers so they can check how they are doing in delivering personalised support for families preparing for adulthood.  This document then went to Preparing for Adulthood and now…..

This is where you come in…

We are looking for family members with a spare hour or two (yes, we know!!) to look through the draft document and let us know what they think, what have we missed, what needs improving, etc.  A personal experience or knowledge of transition would be great.

The document is quite lengthy, therefore, as we need feedback to us by 25th September, we are asking families to look at just one section each for us.

The sections are as follows: 

  1. Develop a shared vision of improving life chances with young people, families and all key partners
  2. Raise aspirations for a fulfilling adult life and share information about what is possible
  3. Develop a personalised approach to all aspects of support using person centred practices, personal budgets and building strong communities
  4. Develop post 16 options and support that lead to employment, independent living, good health, friends, relationships and community inclusion
    • Employment
    • Housing and Support
    • Health
    • Friendships, relationships and community
  5. Develop outcome focussed multi-agency commissioning strategies that are informed by the voice of young people and families

How do you get involved?

So if you are able to look at one (or more) sections and would be interested in contributing, please email and a copy of the publication will be sent with more instructions on what we are looking for.

Family members who have the time to contribute and feedback to us will be mentioned in the publication.


Debs is one of the co-founders and Directors of Bringing Us Together. She is mum to three child with a variety of SEND and has a great husband.

BuT Site Admin

Debs is one of the co-founders and Directors of Bringing Us Together. She is mum to three child with a variety of SEND and has a great husband.

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6 Responses

  1. Jacqui Byland says:

    Hi just seen this on a face book page would like to become invloved in some way. I am the admin for our local parent carer consortium in Bolton. I can forward info to parents and pose questions if needed. In Bolton we are currently designing a post 16 guide (well from year 9 onwards with some handy tips of questions to ask and ensuring a person centred approach)

  2. Catherine Lacy says:

    Hi Debs I have some families I know that aren’t on twitter and Facebook that might like to get involved are you able to email this message to me so I can forward to them please !

    Good luck

  3. sheila says:

    my son wasn’t allowed a transition he was picked up from one and dumped into the other

    • BuT Site Admin says:

      Hi Sheila, sadly this is a story we hear many times. This is why Preparing for Adulthood and Helen Sanderson Associates are producing this booklet to give advice on how it should be done.

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