Transition Support aids young people from 16 plus with life limiting and life threatening illness from around the Black Country and Birmingham moving into adulthood. Our staff has experience to help you understand how things will change for you once you leave children’s services. We work closely with children’s and adult services offering help with health and wellbeing, making friends, building your confidence and introducing you to new opportunities.

We facilitate a Transition Network Forum with members from health, social care, hospices and community representation that benefit from the collective knowledge and skills shared. The group meet once a month and is for anyone working in transition, there are about 40 people in the network from across the Black Country areas and includes: community children nurses, social workers, connexions, parents, hospice transition workers, commissioner, hospice specialist GP, palliative care Consultant etc. It’s an informal session to meet and engage with likeminded professionals from all disciplines, young people and their families who are moving from children’s to adult services. We aim to learn from each other’s experiences, share best practice, have frequent speakers and make useful links helping to signpost who to contact.

We have useful resources, membership to the Midlands Transition Taskforce Regional Action Group, National and Local Networks and wide ranging professional interest to help with various problems. We also distribute regular newsletters discussing what’s happening near and far, what’s new and what to look forward to with Interesting events and opportunities to work together.

Please come and join us the first Wednesday of alternate months 2.00-5.00pm at The Bridge, St Marks Road, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 0SL.

For more information contact Pat Turner on 0121 612 2939 or email [email protected]