Services we provide
The clinic aims to address the issues around transition into adult life, such as further education, employment, living independently, becoming responsible for directing your own daily activities and accessing services you need.
These are major issues and to enable this we will help in smaller goals such as accessing leisure activities, exercise programmes to maintain health, cooking, looking after yourself, knowing when you need to see a Consultant or your GP or where to get help.
Who is the service for?
Any young person aged 16 and over, with a physical disability who can identify transitional needs.
Please see the Referral Criteria document below
You can be referred by a wide rang of professionals or you can refer yourself.
- Your GP
- Your Paediatrician
- School or college staff.
- Any health professional
- Social Worker
- Members of your family
As we need some information about diagnosis a medical update may be requested from your GP.
If you would like to make a referral please use the downloadable version of the:
After we have received your referral, if you meet our inclusion criteria, an appointment will be sent to you in no more than 13 weeks. The appointment will be at West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre.
For those pupils who are leaving at the end of the school year we have some school clinics at Victoria and Wilson Stuart Schools (Birmingham).
What will happen in the clinic?
On a first appointment you will be seen by members of the Young Adult’s Team:
- Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine
- Occupational Therapist
- Clinical Counsellor
We will carry out a full general assessment of your needs mostly by asking questions and discussion about such things as:
Any past or current medical problems
- How you manage at home
- Your present and future plans such as college, employment, hobbies, and interests
- How you mobilize and any physical problems (a physical assessment may be carried out)
- What goals you have and what action is needed to help you
- How you feel you are coping with doing new things
You may want someone to come with you or you can be seen on your own if you prefer. The assessment is about an hour and a half in total.
What happens after the assessment in clinic?
A letter is written to the person who referred you to us and a copy is sent to your GP and you, this outlines areas of need or problems and actions to be taken.
Further assessment by Speech and Language Therapist or Psychologist or a more in-depth assessment by one of the team members you have already met may be indicated. One of the team may see you individually to work on your goals at your home or in the centre. We may refer you to other clinics or services at the West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre or local services.
Further appointments will be offered to review your progress, when your goals have been reached or we are unable to help you anymore you will be discharged.
Issues about transition:
Website for young people aged 16 - 25 who are at risk due to family relationship breakdown:
Mental health issues: