Transitions UK supports vulnerable young people aged 14 – 25 years who are struggling with personal disadvantage. They work especially with young people who have learning disabilities and special needs; those with emotional and mental health issues; those leaving care; and those at risk of offending or criminal exploitation.
A case study on just one of the ways they've supported our young people:
"When Transitions UK started working with Mel we found her to be so vulnerable that
we flexed our model in order to support her needs. We were attending professional
meetings as she called emergency services on average 20 times each week with
multiple calls to the social services duty. She was capable of leaving her home
independently but would refuse to do so due to crippling social anxiety. Her home
was seen as a significant risk to her and her primary support was her personal
advisor. Mel despite her massive vulnerabilities and being only 18 years old with a
learning disability and a mental health diagnosis was seriously struggling to manage
her own home and life independently. When we started to work with L her learned
life skills were manipulation, extremely aggressive texts and to significantly act out
until she could have her immediate ‘need’ met.
We are so delighted with Mel’s progress but it has been small steady steps and many
steps back but overall more forward. There are weeks when emergency services do
not get any calls at all. At our last report we were told it was at most 3 times a week
but has now reduced to occasional weeks without any calls. Social services have
advised they have seen a significant reduction in her calls to duty.
Mel is now living in a home which is better maintained with a cleaning plan in place
and she has made significant steps with abusive messages which have not having
happened in some time. We have worked with Lia about positive communication to
services and how to better express her needs and we have also worked with her to
encourage greater independence and ability to leave her home. 3 weeks ago Mel
sourced a bike so she could cycle to the stables whenever she wanted rather than
relying no others. She now has the support of a mentor team and a support worker
from adult social services to assist with the practical elements of independent living.
Mel has also completed 3 days work experience at a dog groomers which was
described by Managers who knew her as ‘amazing’. Our plan is to further encourage
Mel and link her to free trauma therapy as soon as she is ready."
Find out more about how they can support you and your loved ones: https://www.transitionsuk.org/get-help