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Wandsworth Adults Services provides social care support for young people with physical, mental, sensory, learning or cognitive disabilities or illnesses, substance misuse or brain injury.  Referrals can be taken as early as 14 however services (if considered eligible) would not start until the young person’s 18th birthday.  The service works with young people up to their 25th birthday.  If a young person is already known to Children’s Services in education, health or social care, regular tracker meetings are held to decide who might benefit from the Preparing for Adulthood Service.  Full details about making the transition between Children’s and Adults Services can be found in the Transitions Protocol and Pathways Documents via the links near the bottom of the page.

 

Services provided include:

  • Assessments of young people's needs
  • Carer’s Assessments
  • Signposting and onwards referral
  • Support for young people and their families and carers including those who are care experienced
  • Mental Capacity Assessments and Best Interests Decision making
  • Ensuring the safety of young people
  • Identification of additional resources required
  • Organisation of short breaks/respite services
  • Personal Budgets and Direct Payments
  • Further Transition to locality/specialist adult social care teams at 25.

 

If you are a young person or know a young person who is not already on the Transitions Tracking list you can make a referral to the Preparing for Adulthood Service;

For more information please click below:

Transitions Pathways

Transitions Protocol Leaflet 

 

The Preparing for Adulthood Service Eligibility Criteria

 Referrals can be taken as early as 14 however services (if considered eligible) would not start until the young person’s 18th birthday.  To be considered eligible for a package of care and support three conditions must be met.  These are laid out by law in the Care Act 2014;

 Condition 1

The adult’s needs for care and support arise from or are related to a physical or mental impairment or illness and are not caused by other circumstantial factors. This includes if the adult has a condition as a result of physical, mental, sensory, learning or cognitive disabilities or illnesses, substance misuse or brain injury.

 Condition 2

As a result of the adult’s needs, the adult is unable to achieve two or more of the outcomes specified in the Care Act 2014 regulations and outlined below;

  • Managing and maintaining nutrition
  • Maintaining personal hygiene
  • Managing toilet needs
  • Being appropriately clothed
  • Being able to make use of the adult's home safely
  • Maintaining a habitable home environment
  • Developing and maintaining family or other personal relationship
  • Accessing and engaging in work, training, education or volunteering
  • Making use of necessary facilities or services in the local community, including public transport, and recreational facilities or services
  • Carrying out any caring responsibilities the adult has for a child

 

Condition 3

As a consequence of being unable to achieve these outcomes, there is, or there is likely to be, a significant impact on the young person’s wellbeing, determining whether:

  • the young person’s needs impact on at least one of the areas of wellbeing in a significant way or
  • the cumulative effect of the impact on a number of the areas of wellbeing means that they have a significant impact on the adult’s overall wellbeing.