What help is available?

Depending on the needs of the Young Person, they will receive statutory support from a social worker, will be working 1 to 1 with a Coaching and Resilience Worker, participate in groups or be connected to an appropriate service.  From this work a Young Person may be eligible for a package of support from Adult Social Care or build a plan of support from our ‘Gold’ tier.

We contact and engage with young people using a range of technology and in community venues such as youth centres and other facilities.

All plans are coproduced with young people, focusing on their goals and aspirations – this allows to explore and agree what they would like to achieve. The team regularly meet with the young person to review progress and support where needed.

We work together with other services so that the young person remains at the centre of what we are doing and that we can all make progress together.

Transitions and Preparations for Adulthood work in partnership with schools, colleges and health and social care providers to help the young person prepare for the following life outcomes:


If you need support with managing your own health needs when you move into adulthood,

  • Our team can work with you to proactively manage your health and wellbeing. For example, we can support you with developing coping strategies to better manage your health needs.
  • We can also support with registering for a GP and ensuring that you attend appointments on time independently


We can support with exploring what housing options are available to you.

  • If you wish to live independently then we can focus on exploring what your housing options are and providing the resources to help you understand the process.
  • We can assist you with your applications for the housing register as well as looking into finding suitable accommodation within your budget.

If you find accommodation but you are unsure on the next steps.

  • We can work with you to understand and learn independent skills such as budgeting, practical skills and how to live safely.


Are you looking for a job or an apprenticeship, but you are unsure on where to start?

  • We can offer practical advice and guidance to support with the world of work and the steps it takes to reach paid employment or similar.
  • We can also offer support with how to write a Curriculum Vitae or how to prepare for an interview.

Friendships, Relationships and the Community

We support young people to make connections and positive relationships/ friendships within their community and if they are unsure what their community can offer them, we can support them to engage in meaningful activities within their local area.

Family Group Conferencing

Family Group Conferencing (FGC) is an in-house service currently aligned to TAPS (Transitions and Preparation for adulthood Service). A referral is required from an Adult Social Care worker via a referral form on Eclipse. FGC is a voluntary service, so we also require consent from the citizen.

FGC is a way of working with a citizen to identify their support network and make a practical plan to address the citizens outcomes (whether identified by them or in response to an identified risk or need outlined by professionals). FGC empowers citizens to think about their collective strengths and resources to make personalised plans for the future.

The FGC co-ordinator will prepare everybody involved for a ‘conference day’ which is always split into x3 parts 1) information sharing 2) private family time 3) agreeing the plan.

FGC works so well because often, the citizen and their network can tell you how they can work together which means the plan is more likely to be relevant and succeed. People know their lives and their situations better than anyone else.

Please see this video for additional information- Family Group Conferencing – YouTube

Any questions or queries can be emailed to adultsfgcteam@birmingham.gov.uk

Make an enquiry:

If you have any enquiries, please email the Transitions and Preparation for Adulthood team.
Email: transitions-pfa@birmingham.gov.uk
Contact Number: 0121 808 0028