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Transition to adult learning disability services

What is transition?

When you are 16 to 18 years old, the learning disability mental health (LDMH) team will start to talk about something called transition. This means ‘change’.

It is what happens when plans are made to support you as an adult. When you are 18 your healthcare may be provided by a new team of people called the Adult Learning Disability Service.

Who is involved?

  • your parents and carers
  • staff from the LDMH team
  • staff from the adult services
  • you

What happens?

There will be a meeting where the people who look after you at CAMHS will talk to the staff from the adult services.

What will be different in the adult services?

You will have support to make decisions about:

  • what you do in the day
  • things you like to do
  • where you live
  • money
  • being healthy

You will be more responsible for your own healthcare, but a friend or carer can still go with you when you see a healthcare worker.

Questions you can ask

  • When will I move to adult services?
  • When can I meet the staff in the adult service?
  • Can I visit the adult service to look around?

Contact us

If you have any more questions or concerns, please contact the LDMH team on 0114 226 2788.

LDMH Transition leaflet.pdf (181.87 KB)

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Please note this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s. The details in this resource may not necessarily reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If you have specific questions about how this resource relates to your child, please ask your doctor.

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