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Transition Support Team

The transition team are there to :-

  • To answer any questions or queries you may have about growing up in Salford and preparing yourself for adulthood through
  • Signpost you to groups and other organisations that may be able to help you
  • Work with you and develop your own independence and confidence through the teenage to adult group (TAG).
  • Add you to our distribution list so you are up to date and aware of what available should you wish to access it within Salford

If you think you may need extra help and support we can:

  • Come and visit you to find out more about you, your needs and your current and future aspirations
  • Work with you and those who know you best to develop an assessment of your needs and personal goals (outcomes)
  • We will help you plan how you can meet your needs and attain your personal goals (outcomes). If you are eligible for adult services we will support you to develop ‘a plan/your plan’ this is known as a support plan. The support plan can says what is important to you and how you want to be supported. It will say what help and support you will get to meet your needs and help achieve your personal goals (outcomes) and aspirations.

For Information, Advice and Guidance contact a member of our Transitions Support Team

Paula Officer (Transition Co-Ordinator)

Emma Douglas (Transition Social Worker)

Nichola Picken (Person Centred Quality Officer)

Julia Newall (MAPPS Co-ordinator)


To submit a referral for a Transitional Assessment:

Under 18: *

Over 18: Contact Centre  0161 631 4777

What to expect :-

Stage 1 = Growing up in Salford age 14 - 16

    • Young Person and Family are starting to be supported to think about the future.
    • Begin supporting young person to think about what they might want to do at college and what skills they might need to develop.
    • Visits to different colleges
    • Start to have Preparing for Adult Outcomes within their EHCP plan/ review process
    • Start to do more leisure and social activities away from the family
    • Start to develop independence, learn to do more things for themselves

Stage 2 = Preparing for adulthood age 16 - 18

Continuing to look at skill development, around money, travel, going places

Developing young person leisure and social networks

Young person to be much more in control and supported to make decisions

Young person start to think about what they would like to do when they leave education, employment, volunteering

Start to be supported to manage on health and conditions

Start to plan for the future, where they will live, how they would like to be supported, transition to new services

Visit different places / where you might live

Be supported where possible to write their own preparing for adulthood plan

Make sure they have a bank and the right benefits

Learn how to keep safe with increased independence

Stage 3 age 18 - 25 Becoming an adult :-

  • Young person will exit education,
  • Developing meaningful activity during the day (including employment).
  • Continue to build their skills to enable them to become more independent and develop self-determination and autonomy.
  • be able to Vote
  • Do more things with friends and networks and away from family - traveling independently
  • Take ownership over access to services that can help them

In order to achieve this Salford will make sure that all young people with have the right support at the right level to achieve their goals and aspirations, based on the principles of Just Enough Support and the Thrive model.

Salford has adopted a strengths based enablement and engagement approach to supporting young people with emphasis on targeted support to reduce the need for long term commissioned services.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Transition Support Team
Contact Position
Paula Officer

Where to go

Based at City Approach

For all enquires contact


Referral required
Referral Details

Referrals can be made to by email for information and advice.

There is also a referral form called Transition Form Part 1.

Self referrals accepted, also referrals from professionals.

Other Details

Other notes

If a young person already receives a service from either Health or Social Care, or you think a young person will require an Adult Service the Transition Team is here to help.

Please contact