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Transition Webinars

With thanks to the James Tudor Foundation for funding these webinars.

We held a series of one hour webinars on transition to adulthood for young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

The presenters to provide practical guidance to support the implementation of the standards of our Stepping Up framework for transition and an opportunity to share reflections from practice on ensuring that young people experience a good transition and have support to settle in to adult life.

The Webinar Programme

Webinar 1: Stepping up to transition An overview of the issues facing young people in transition and an introduction to Stepping Up – David Strudley, Interim CEO at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, Loughborough and Chair of the UK Transition Taskforce.

Webinar 2: My Perspective on transition Leah Booth, Young Avenger

Webinar 3: Multi-agency Planning with Young People – David Widdas, Consultant Nurse for Children with Complex Needs, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and Alison Cooke, Former Director of Care at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, Loughborough

Webinar 4: The Importance of Parallel Planning for end of life care Emma Husbands, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Gloucester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Webinar 5: Bringing together children’s & adult’s services: The experience of an adult hospiceHelen Finlinson, Young Adult Care and Transition Lead, St Elizabeth’s Hospice, Ipswich

Webinar 6: Relationships, Sexuality & Emotional Wellbeing of Young People with Life-Threatening conditionsMaddie Blackburn, Doctoral Student, The Open University Sexuality Alliance