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Transition support

For young people moving from children’s services into adult services, this time can often feel scary, challenging and confusing. Our Transition team can help families navigate these changes. Our transition service is available to young people aged 14-21, and their families, who are already supported by Shooting Star Children's Hospices. You can download the slides from our most recent Q&A below.
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Support and resources


We run regular Q&As throughout the year, where you can meet us to ask any questions you have. Visit our events page to see when the next one is.

Useful resources

There is a wide range of resources available to support young people and their families about transitioning to adult services. A helpful overview can be found on the Together For Short Lives website.

We can answer questions you may have

What transition means for you as a young person or a parent/carer

What legal changes happen when a young person reaches 16 and 18 years of age

What changes may happen to the current care package being provided

How you can find out more about what support is available from adult services

Who can support you and your family to navigate transitioning into adult services

Transition Timescales

Transition stories

Transition teens meet bikers

Transition Week

Supported teenagers set the rules at our first ever transition week.

Aiden and Sophie at the hospice uk conference

Talking Transition

We supported Aiden and Sophie as they travelled to the Hospice UK conference in Glasgow to give their views on transition.

Meet our Transition team

Hayley Palfreyman is our Transition Social Worker (left) and Christine May is our Transition Coordinator (right). They work closely with teams across Shooting Star Children’s Hospices and with external multi professional teams supporting young people and their families, including doctors, teachers, nurses and social workers. You can get in touch with them directly or you can ask one of our care team to make a referral for you. Please do not hesitate to contact them with any comments, ideas and feedback about how they can best support you.