The All Wales Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre employs a full time specialist worker to support young people aged 13 to 25 throughout their transition from children's to adult services. The work is based on the principals and values of youth work and we offer information, support and guidance on a wide range of issues, such as; identity and belonging, health and wellbeing, education, employment and training, healthy and safe relationships and living well with Cystic Fibrosis.
In healthcare, we use the word transition to describe the process of preparing, planning and moving from children’s to adult services. Moving away from a team of doctors and nurses you have been with for many years can be scary for you and your family, but by getting involved in the transition process you can be empowered to feel more confident and happier about the move.
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The Arts for Health and Wellbeing team at Cardiff & Vale Health Charity have developed resources to support young people's transition with funding from HARP - Arts Council for Wales, Y Lab (Cardiff University & Nesta). Take a look at the map and watch the walkthrough video to familiarise yourself with the University Hospital Llandough.
We work with young people to provide opportunities to support their personal, social and educational development throughout the transition process. This can be done through a number of ways: Clinic appointments; One to One support; Digital Peer Group Support; Transition visits; Support on the ward; Signposting / Referrals.
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