Children and Young People
Since the early years of the NDTi we have worked to improve services for young disabled people and their families.
We have now drawn this work together under a new theme of Children and Young People that reflects a cross age, cross client group, community lives approach and welcomes some new national voices into our team who bring their experience of developing and leading the national Valuing People Transitions and Getting a Life programmes.
While offering a coherent path from birth to adulthood, we are also focusing on three age groups – birth to four years old, four to fourteen and fourteen plus. Our focus includes children and young people with learning disabilities, physical and sensory impairments and mental health problems.
We will engage and support both specialist services for children and young people (and their families) and the wider community. Specialist services includes health and social care teams, transitions services and educators. The wider community includes clubs and activity groups, child minders and main steam schools, primary and secondary health services and extended networks of family and friends.
The NDTi team includes: Linda Jordan – former Valuing People lead on transitions and joint programme manage for getting a Life, Nic Gitsham – former Valuing People London region lead and joint programme manager for Getting a Life, Angela Cole with a focus on strategic planning and outcomes focused commissioning, Liz Wilson who focuses on families, planning and personalisation and Bill Love with a focus on the shift to adult services and supports.
The NDTi has a range of supports for both national and local organisations in the health, social care, education and third sectors to help you think about, plan, deliver and supports for young people and their families. These include:
- Working with children’s, adult, health and education services to come together to consider, develop and implement best practice transitions pathways click here to read more
- Facilitating the development of local transition charter laying out what young people and families can expect of the transitions process and its outcomes
- Building and using a transitions register. This combines facilitation between children’s, adult, health and education services to plan and use the register and technical support to construct and maintain the register
- Developing best practice in individual transition planning and delivery click here to read more
- Reviewing the use of and spending on out of area placements in school/college and residential settings for young people and developing local alternatives click here to read more
- Working with specialist services, non-specialist services and community organisations to understand and plan for the needs of young people who are not eligible for adult social care service click here to read more
- Based on our successful better Lives project, working with families and young people to understand and use the personalisation process click here for more information
For more information contact Bill Love
Contact our Head Office
National Development Team for Inclusion
18a James Street West