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Adult Disability Transition Team

The Adult Disability Transition Team is a multi-disciplinary team consisting of social work and nursing case managers, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Speech and Language Therapists. The team will support a young person and their carer and work in partnership with Children’s Services to support a smooth transition to Adult Disability Services, until the young person reaches 18 years of age.

The Adult Disability Transition Team will remain involved until the agreed care plan has been established, at which point the young person will transfer to the relevant Community Adult Learning Disability Team.

Meet the team


  • Description of services/opportunities provided

    All those referred to the service will receive a Multi-Disciplinary assessment which may include input from Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Social Work and Nursing.

    The assessment will identify the individual’s needs and the case manager will work in partnership with the service user and family to agree how these needs can be met.

    A separate Carer’s Assessment will also be offered.

  • Copies of leaflets/information sheets
  • Meet the team

  • Videos

  • Routes to access the service

    Who can refer?

    • GPs
    • Consultant Psychiatrists
    • Children’s Disability Teams
    • 16+ Teams
    • Psychology services
    • Education services
    • Self-referral

    Email referral to adulttransitionteam@southerntrust.hscni.net

  • Referral criteria
    • Age range 16 – 21 years
    • Confirmed Diagnosis of Learning Disability/Physical Disability
    • Resident in The Southern Health and Social Care Trust area
    • Willing to engage with services

    (Learning Disability defined as an IQ of below 70, or have a confirmed diagnosis of ‘significant’ or ‘severe’ impairment in cognitive function (below the threshold of full scale IQ<70) and an equivalent deficit in social functioning). IQ assessment must be completed by a SHSCT Psychologist.

  • Contact Details

    Acorn Building

    St Luke’s Hospital

    Loughgall Road

    Armagh

    BT61 7NQ

    Facility telephone number:028 37564476

    Facility opening day/times: 9am – 5pm