Transition Event

On the 25th November we were delighted to host our second Transition Event at Transition 2. We were joined by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Paul Pegg, who is also Derby City’s Disability Champion. Deputy Mayor Cllr Paul Pegg

28 local organisations were on hand to share information about the opportunities they offer, with representatives from a range of sectors including education, health, social care, leisure and information, advice and guidance. Families

Families browsed the information stands, hearing about opportunities and support from organisations:

Derbyshire Carers give advocacy, ongoing support specific to the family, events for carers, information, and advice.  They also provide Carers Assessments on behalf of Derby City Council. Derbyshire Carers

Derby’s Shared Lives Scheme offers day support, short breaks and overnight support as well as long term support. Shared Lives

DOSH supports people with a learning disability with their money, including financial advocacy, appointeeship and account management.  Uemploy supports people with a learning disability to employ their own personal assistant. DOSH

The Local Area Coordination Team work through partnership and collaboration with individuals and families, local organisations and the broader community to support vulnerable people to live within welcoming and supportive communities. Local Area Coordinator

First Movement work with learning disabled people on projects that develop and promote their unique creativity. First Movement

A small group of Transition 2 learners, ‘T2 Traders’, have been working on an enterprise project to improve their team working skills, budgeting, money management and confidence.  They did a roaring trade in their pet treat gifts! T2 Traders

We are so proud to be part of a City that offers such a vibrant range of interesting and meaningful opportunities for young learning disabled adults. Transition 2

Following the success of this event we will continue to host Transition Events every year.

Transition Event

We were also joined by the following organisations.  Please click on any of their names to visit their websites and find out more about what they offer:

Cambian Group, Brendan Keeley, Thera, Derby Advice, Citizens Advice & Law Centre, Right at Home, Inspirative Arts, Umbrella, Beckside Care Farm, Landmarks, Derby College, Derby Transitions Team, Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, Derby Adult Learning Service, Derby City Parent Carer Forum, Opportunity Knocks and No Limits.

Photos by Russell Pollard Photography ©