Tuesday 28 June 2011, 9.30AM to 11.45am
Speaker(s): Nicola Moran and Linda Cusworth, Research Fellows, Social Policy Research Unit, University of York
For many disabled young people, the process of moving from children’s to adult services is problematic. Research has shown problems in coordination of services and lack of multi-agency working; lack of information for young people and parents; insufficient attention to the concerns of the young person; and lack of appropriate services onto which young people can transfer. This research aimed to provide evidence of what works well in developing and implementing multi-agency coordinated transition services for disabled young people and those with complex health needs and their families, and on the costs of these services.
Methods: 1) A national survey of all local authorities in England to identify current multi-agency transition services. 2) Qualitative interviews with 130 managers and staff in five case study areas. 3) A quantitative survey of parents and young people receiving (or who have received) the transition service. 4) Qualitative interviews with a small sample of those parents and young people. 5) Analysis of the costs of the services.
Nicola Moran and Linda Cusworth are Research Fellows in the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York. Part of their current work is on transition from child to adult services for young people with disabilities and latterly for those on the autistic spectrum.
Location: University of York
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