We are delighted that our Transitions Service has been shortlisted for The Advice and Guidance Category in the Children & Young People Now Awards.  The Awards highlight the very best practice in work with children, young people and families.  In a year of turmoil and unprecedented challenges, the Awards recognise innovation and impact across the sector.

Cedar’s Transitions Service supports young disabled people aged 16-20 years to make appropriate choices when moving on from school to Further or Higher Education, training or employment ensuring they achieve their maximum potential.

The overall aim is to deliver a specialist holistic service that improves a young person’s transition readiness, when leaving school to secure socially inclusive and sustainable outcomes in their local communities.

The aims of the Transition Service are to:

  • Support young people and their families make decisions about their life after school.
  • Explore a range of person-centered post school options including education & employment, community inclusion and health & wellbeing.
  • Be an advocate for the young person promoting their abilities.
  • Provide support by developing an action plan with you identifying the goals for the service which will be reviewed with you on a regular basis.
  • Support the transition into your chosen provision and maintain contact and track your progress for up to 6 months where you will then exit the service to continue in your chosen activity independently.

Watch Ross`s Transition Service and how it has helped him through the transition from School to Further Education

How to get involved:

Cedar’s Transitions Service is available in all 5 HSC Trusts across Northern Ireland supporting young people aged 16-20 years to make appropriate choices when moving on from school to Further or Higher Education, training or employment ensuring they achieve their maximum potential. We support young people with disabilities & healthcare needs, autism and brain injury*.





The criteria for admission and length of service is dependent upon the contracts we hold in these areas.

For more information about Transition please call

T: 02890 461834 or 02871 360136 

Email:

[email protected]on.org

Employability and Community Inclusion offer goal-directed services that support participants to progress from the service when they have achieved their goals