Transition support from Mencap

17th September 2013

  • Transition support group
    The Sharing Caring Project at Mencap (part of Carers in Sheffield) has set up a new support group for parents/carers of young people with learning disabilities aged 16-21 who are going through the transition process from children’s to adult services. The group will meet at the Sheffield Carers Centre on Bells Court (off Trippet Lane) on the second Thursday of each month, between 10am and 12pm.

    Transition clinics
    These clinics are aimed at parents of young people with learning disabilities/autism who are approaching transition (aged 16+). There will be two sessions this autumn: a daytime one on 4th October, 10am-1pm, and an evening one on 10th October, 6.30-9pm. Both sessions will take place at Sheffield Mencap & Gateway, Norfolk Lodge, Park Grange Road.

    Workshop: Top tips for the adult social care assessment process
    This practical session is suitable for family carers of people with a learning disability aged 16+. Topics covered will include the adult assessment process and self-directed support process, top tips and advice on what families can do to prepare, and your rights as family carers. Date and venue: 26th September, 10.30am-12.30pm, at Sheffield Mencap & Gateway, Norfolk Lodge, Park Grange Road

    For more information or to book a place on any of these events, please contact the Sharing Caring Project on 0114 275 8879 or email