5. Using this kit

Using This Kit

A worker helping a young person transition from children’s services to adult services could:

A. Understand Transition and the Transition Wheel

The Kit includes:
introductory information in Sections 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4.

B. Introduce the young person to the Transition Wheel.

The Kit includes:
A PDF of the Transition Wheel - for printing
A sample Transition Wheel interview.

The phases in the interview are:

Agreeing on goals and strategies

If you need more help with goal setting and documenting goals and strategies see Toolkit B: Promoting Independence - Section 4: Setting Goals You may also find other sections of Toolkit B useful:

Issues goals and actions
3. Identifying issues
4 . Setting goals
5 . Making goals happen
6 . Monitoring progress

Worksheets are included in all of these sections.

C. Work with them on identifying areas of their life where they could gain further independence.

The Kit includes:
Questions the worker could use to explore the Transition Wheel with the young person.

In these discussions you are attempting to define what each area means to the young person – this is important as The Transition Wheel is an individual process and you need to be sure you understand where the young person is coming from.

D. Provide additional information relevant to the young person.

The kit includes:
Additional information on topics such as accommodation, driving, relationships,
PDFs of the information sheets - for printing.
Print the PDFS background information sheets that are relevant to the young person.

Note 1: keep in mind that what information in the kit may not be relevant to a young person now may be relevant to them in the coming years
Note 2: the worker needs to add details about local services that can assist the young person, e.g. local information about recreational and social activities and employment, training and tertiary education - adding local telephone contact details to the information sheets would be useful.

If you need more practical hints, suggestions, tips, how tos you may also find Toolkit B: Promoting Independence useful. It has practical advice on all of the following:

Myself and my relationships
7. My behaviour's changed
8. Thinking
9. Relationships
Managing memory, money and time
11. Remembering information and messages
12. Finances and handling money
13. Managing time
Household tasks
14. Food and shopping
15. Food and meals
16. House keeping
17. Laundry
Getting around
18. Public transport
19. Accessing the community
Life tasks
20. Self care
21. Fitness
22. Leisure
23. Employment
24. Continue learning
25. Health and well-being
26. Emergencies