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Social care support for young adults with disabilities

Who are the Young Adults Team?

The Young Adults Team within adults social care work with young adults who:

  • are aged between 16 and 25 years old
  • live in a Worcestershire postcode
  • have an additional need
  • require support with transition planning

 Additional needs relates to:

  • severe and Substantial Disability (permanent and significant)
  • disability is a significant impairment and has a significant impact on the young person's daily life
  • complex health needs that need regular medical attention
  • severe and multi-sensory impairment
  • severe learning or physical disability
  • profound and multiple learning disability

The following will not meet the access criteria for the Young Adults Team:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder(ADHD) or Asperger Syndrome unless additional to severe and substantial disability
  • behavioural or emotional difficulties that result from family environment/ parenting issues and not disability factors
  • mild learning disability or learning difficulties
  • emotional and behavioural problems relating to the young person's mental health needs
  • speech and language difficulties not associated with any other disability factors

 Having a statement of Special Education Needs would not automatically meet the access criteria.

If your child is aged 16-18 and you believe they are eligible for support from the Young Adults Team, contact the Family Front Door on 01905 822666. If they are over 18 then contact the Access Centre on 01905 768053