Who we are:
Hackney Ark is a centre for children and young people with disabilities and additional needs. Different services are available from the centre including therapies and health support for children aged 0 - 18.
Children and young people attending one of the borough's special schools can still recive support from Hackney Ark services until they are 19 years old.
Hackney Ark's therapy services includes:
- CAMHS Disability
- Children's Occupational Therapy
- Children's Physiotherapy
- Integrated Speech and Language Therapy
Support from Hackney Ark - Therapy Transition will help young people in these services (and their families) to plan and prepare for moving on from children’s therapy services. This is a process called Preparing for Adulthood.
What we do:
When children and young people reach the age of 18 they will be leaving Hackney Ark - Children’s Therapy Services.
Some people will be able to get support from specialist adult services and others will be supported by universal services.
Support from adult services will be delivered in different ways to the services provided by children's therapies services: Hackney Ark - Therapy Transition info graphics - What will be different?
Planning starts from 14 years old so that the young people have time to get used to making more decisions themselves, with support if needed.
The young person and family will be involved in planning for any of the changes. Good planning leads to good transitions: Hackney Ark - Therapy Transition Plan information.
Young people and their families can find out more about preparing for this change with our Ready, Set, Launch (Template).
Young people and their families may want to use our Moving on plan - Health Passport (template) to help keep health information in one place so it can be taken to appointments and shared with people who work in health support services.
Record Last Updated on: 06/02/2020