The Health/Transitions Group was formed to ensure that our Transitions Protocol and Pathway provides the framework for how services in Gateshead will work together to ensure the best outcomes for all young people with disabilities as they move into adult life. It sits alongside Gateshead Council’s SEND Multi Agency Transitions Protocol. The Health/Transitions Group meet on a three monthly basis to identify and discuss referrals into the Gateshead Adult Community Learning Disability Team when the young person is 17 years and 9 months.
When a referral is received for a health assessment by the Adult Community Learning Disability Team an assessment contact will be made within 10 to 15 working days and an appointment will be made within 30 working days.
After assessment has been completed the nurse will agree with the young person and their primary carer what the next steps will be. This may include referrals to other services such as occupational therapy, psychology, physiotherapy, psychiatry and more.