Sturminster Newton occupational therapists aiming to bridge gap between children and adult services
A team of occupational therapists from Sturminster Newton have launched a project to help bridge the gap between children's learning disability services and adult services.
The pilot scheme will help make the transition period from children's to adult services less stressful for those with learning disabilities and their families.
The Disabled Equipment Centre (DEC) aims to signpost young people, improve the transition period through early intervention and improve life skills of those with learning disabilities.
Olive Hill, mum to 17-year-old Jordan will use the facility. She said: "This is ideal for Jordan. It's hard for him to pick up and develop life skills, but it's vital that he does.
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"I want him to be able to live independently in the community and to have a fulfilling life where he is not reliant on me. Every parent wants their child to become an independent adult, but Jordan needs assistance in developing the necessary skills.
"This is a vital step for him and it has come at exactly the right time."
Staff and students from Yewstock School in Sturminster Newton attended the launch of the scheme - along with representatives from Connexions and Dorset County Council Social Services.
Tracey Brown from the DEC said: "It is somewhere they can come regularly and meet with social workers, occupational therapists, nurses and those involved in their care.
"It is also an environment where young adults with learning disabilities will - under the supervision of the occupational therapists - learn and develop important life skills to help them to live independently."