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We are the Transitions Information Service. We are part of the Transitions Team.
We help young people aged 13 to 25 who have 'additional support needs'. This could be a learning disability, physical disability or autistic spectrum disorder.
You can call us even if you have not been referred to the Transitions Team.
We give you information and advice to help you make important choices about things like:
- Education and training
- Sports and leisure
We can help link you up with other services that may be able to offer you support.
Call us for information or advice. Our contact details are on this page.
You can sign up for our monthly newsletter (pdf, 1.0 MB) (opens new window).
Or read our information leaflets
- Supported Living (pdf, 466 KB) (opens new window)
- Housing (pdf, 328 KB) (opens new window)
- Social Groups (pdf, 0.5 MB) (opens new window)
- Benefits and Financial Advice (pdf, 477 KB) (opens new window)
- Swimming Pools (pdf, 166 KB) (opens new window)
- Gyms (pdf, 232 KB) (opens new window)
- Useful websites (pdf, 302 KB) (opens new window)
Parents and carers can also contact us on behalf of their young person.
We also offer information and advice about support for parent and carers.
- The Bristol Transitions Pathway Overview (pdf, 40 KB) (opens new window) shows the transition process from school year 9 onwards.
- A route for parent carers of teens with additional needs (pdf, 33 KB) (opens new window) shows where you can find support.
You may want to find out more about how the Transitions Team can help young people.
- Transitions Team - who we are poster (pdf, 1.5 MB) (opens new window)
- How to refer young people to the Transitions Team (pdf, 71 KB) (opens new window)
Ensuring that all young people and children have a happy and healthy childhood, with the best possible outcomes, is a key priority for Bristol. This includes planning for future education, leisure and career so that young adults achieve their maximum potential in adulthood. For young people with additional needs, and their families, planning for the future is particularly important, to develop and support aspiration and quality of life.
The Bristol Transitions Strategy and Protocol represent the outcome of extensive multi agency work to ensure that transition from children’s to adult provision (whether in education, health, social care or universal services) is planned, positive and personalised. They mark a further stage of positive change in Bristol for this group of young people and will underpin both existing provision and practice and further exciting developments such as the Disabled, SEN, Children and Young Adults Service. Working with a ‘whole system, whole family’ approach is essential for transitions, as it is for many other service areas. The more colleagues across agencies and service areas sign up and support the work, the better the outcomes for young people will be.
Transitions Information Service, The Transitions Team The Park Daventry Road, Knowle Bristol, BS4 1DQ Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday, 8:30am to 5pm.
Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Work: 0117 377 3686