Moving on to adult services
Making the move to adult services is a big and exciting step in your child or loved one’s life. We understand that change can sometimes be daunting, and so as with any period of change, planning and preparation is key. At Lifeways, we’ve supported countless young adults in their transition to adult services, and we’ll be here to support your family through this journey.
The transition process from children’s to adult support services should start around the age of 14, meaning you can take your time in researching the different support options available. We’ve seen countless times how valuable that extra planning time can be when making such a big decision - along with starting your search early to look at the different types of homes and locations available, and to understand what might suit your loved one best.Find support in your area
“I feel far more positive about Beattie’s future since moving to Lifeways. I couldn’t be happier with her progress, development, and life here.”
Support to live the life they choose
Our approach is all about the individual. We pride ourselves on providing flexible, transparent and tailored support that means your family can spend less time worrying about the period of change, and more time looking forward to what the future might hold. Our support is built around empowering your child or loved one to enjoy doing all the things they like to do, and to meet any goals they may choose to set themselves. Together with your family and anyone in your support network, we’ll build your individual support plan to make sure everything we do is helping your loved one enjoy a fulfilling and more independent life.
Moving into supported living or residential care doesn’t have to be a sudden event - in fact, we often recommend the opposite. By staggering your child or loved one’s transition, they can gradually get used to life in their new home and surroundings a few hours or days at a time. We’ll also support them to settle into their new lifestyle and explore the local area, whilst continuing to enjoy their favourite hobbies and interests.Read our FAQs on the moving in process
“It’s hard to put into words how grateful we are for the care and support Lifeways have given us since Kirsty moved into her new home.”
Good communication is equally important, and is something we pride ourselves on at Lifeways. There are lots of different people involved in the transition process, and so by ensuring everyone is kept up-to-date with timely information, we’ll keep disruption to any existing routines to an absolute minimum. We know flexibility is key, and we’re happy to adapt our approach with your changing needs or preferences in mind.
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