||Aasha project - Skill organisation, funded
by Diana memorial fund
||Action research project to look at young
people with learning difficulties from South Asian backgrounds' involvement
in post-school education and training. Skill.
||ACE - Open your mind not your mouth
||ACE has trained nearly 50 people to give
anti-bullying presentations to schools. Have produced a leaflet 'Bullying
hurts! Let's stop it now'. Includes information about learning disability.
||Children's Society - PACT / Transition
||Advocacy for YP with complex communication
needs, connecting them with a 'Natural Ally'. Developed in multi-cultural
context. 'Natural Allies' Project.
||Lucy Saunders, Project Manager
Tel: 01904 639056
||Citizenship in practice Children in Scotland
||Website and report entitled 'What matters
to me'. Also CD Rom and rap.
||Community, Choice and Control - Surrey
SS and Surrey Users Network
||See Local Information for Young People,
Families & Professionals - Ref: L11, L20 and L23. See National Websites - Ref: W8.
||Count Us In - Foundation for People with
||Includes 4 projects. 1. Self-defined service models for young people with learning disabilities
and mental health needs from ethnic minorities.
2. 'What's happening?'
how young people with learning disabilities and their parents/carers
understand anxiety and depression.
3. What leads carers to identify changes in emotional and mental
well-being in young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities
and how do they respond?
4. Mind the Gap: research into meeting the mental health needs of
young people with learning disabilities in Somerset working through
the Connexions services.
||CREDO east project - Circles Network
||Set up in the East of England by the Circles
network. Providing opportunities to empower young people by ensuring
that they are always the focus person and in control of the planning
||Nadine Jay co-ordinates. Tel: 01733 551 2
Fax: 0870 137 658
||Offers training and work experience to
young disabled people in Northern Ireland.
||Therese Kelly or Anne Kerr
Datalink Reprographics Ltd.
Dundonald, BT16 2HS
Tel: 028 9048 6557
||Employability Plus Programme - Who Cares?
||A Further development of the Employability
Programme, for care leavers with a learning disability. Aims to improve
further education, training and employability prospects.
||Families Leading Planning
||Person Centred Planning and transition.
Pack published in February 2004.
||See National Information for Young People & Families
- Ref: N15. Helen Sanderson and NDT.
||Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
||'Developing Connexions' project.
||Nic Rowland Crosby
||Project that offers person centred planning
to 15 young people with learning disabilities. Managed by Edinburgh
Tel: 0131 622 0203
||'Getting a life'
||Council for Disabled Children. Helen Wheatley.
Raising awareness of young people's needs for families & providers
- improving access to services, linking to national initiatives e.g.
||The Health Log
||Sense Scotland are piloting a 'health log'
to help monitor the health needs of people with learning difficulties.
||Linda Long and Lisa Curtis (supported by Nuffield)
||Hertfordshire County Council
||Have a lead officer and two transition
development workers. Consult with parents/carers and young people,
develop and agree systems.
||Home Farm Trust and Luton Council
||'Supporting better transitions for those
with special educational needs'. July 2001 - March 2002. Developed
a range of Parent Partnership initiatives to support parents at various
points of transition. Piloted materials developed by Eastern England
||Inter-agency transition group
||Cheshire - wide group developed by Connexions
Development manager Gill Alderson. Includes a longitudinal survey of
young people and families' experiences of transition.
||Tel: 01606 305200
||Integrated transition project
||A project that involves Social services,
Education, Housing and Connexions in South Gloucestershire.
||Life Options Project
||South Wales project for young people with
severe disabilities, using person centred planning. Information service,
articles, information sheets, Llais magazine and website, self-help 'Guide
to Life Options'.
||Stebonheath Centre for Enterprise Stebonheath Terrace
Tel: 01554 746782/746806
||Conducted research that tracked progress
of young people with learning disabilities leaving school.
||Making the Jump-transition to work project
||Two year project looking at good practice
relating to the transition to work.
||Mind the Gap
||Project based at the Norah Fry Research
Centre about young people with learning disabilities and mental health
||My Life after School
||Oxfordshire Integrated Assessment Project
||2 year project to provide an integrated
assessment (with SSD and carers, young person).
||Parent Partnership Network
||Transition workshops for parents of young
people with statements.
Carer Support Officer
Home Farm Trust
Wapping Road Bristol, BS1 4RW
Tel: 0117 930 2608
||Plymouth Transition Pathway
||Plymouth Social Services in conjunction
with the Michael Batt Foundation. A HAZ Innovations initiative.
||Prader-Willi Syndrome Association
||Three year Diana-funded project to look
at transition for people with PWS.
Outreach and Development Worker
The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association
Tel: 01332 365676
||Skill Northern Ireland - Learning, Equality,
Transition Project (L.E.T)
||Northern Ireland project for school leavers
with a learning disability wishing to go to FE.
||Sally Hoadley. 4 Personal Assistants appointed
to work mainly with people with learning disabilities.
||Somerset Inclusion Project
||Report and video (My Voice, My Choice).
Available from Rhiannon Prys Owen Barnardo's Somerset Inclusion Project
34 Wellington Road
Taunton, TA1 5AW
Tel: 01923 257917
||Sounds Good! Project
||Advocacy and transition for young people
with learning disabilities. Project is in developmental stage.
Tel: 01663 719662
||A self-advocacy project for people with
||162 Tenison Road
Cambridge, CB1 2DF
Tel: 01223 566 258
||See National Websites - Ref: W7.
||Transition for young adults from minority
||An Association for Real Change (ARC) project
to set up a website of information for young people at transition and
their families. Diana funded so limited in scope at present.
||Transition Information Network
||The network is made up of Action 19+ and
NDT working together. Quarterly magazine 'My Future Choices'. Steve
Easter. Website is in development and contains downloadable copy of
the magazine 'My future choices'.
||Transition Pathway Project
||Chris Scholl. Piloting 'Big Picture Guide'
in West Midlands. Final version will be available Autumn 2004.
||The RITE Project - Realising Independence
||Collaboration between DARE and ACE. Young
people with complex physical and connection needs in Further Education.
RITE Project Co-ordinator.
Tel: 01273 691 911
||Whatever Next? Young disabled people
section on improving practice around transition and young disabled
people leaving care.
||Mark Priestly, Parvaneh Rabiee and Julie Knowles.
||2 year project in Newcastle, funded by
the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund.
||Jan Cole and Louise Taylor