Transitioning to our Learning Disability Services


We provide health support to adults with Learning Disabilities in Hampshire and Southampton. We will work with young people as part of their transition to our services.

Referrals can be made into the team six months before the service user’s 18th Birthday. This time is used to support transition through attending transition meetings and information gathering to help inform support required from the team.  However specific health intervention can not commence until the young person has turned 18 years old.


  • Referrals can be accepted into the team six months before the service user’s 18th Birthday.

  • All transition referrals will go through the Single Point of Access Team for assessment. 

  • Referrals should be made using our referral form with the young persons consent, or with reference to their lack of capacity to consent and best interest considerations. 

  • Find out more about the Single Point of Access and to make a referral

Our community teams have Transition Links who can help co-ordinate transition into the team.

To find out who the team’s Transition Links are, please contact your local Community Learning Disability Team

Do you know that people with learning disabilities can have an annual health check from the age of 14 and over? 

The GP Surgery should send out yearly invitations, however the GP Surgery should be contacted if this has not been received.   

Listed below are some useful links on Annual Health Checks

  • Watch this video below of Harshi’s learning disability annual health check and  health action plan. Video from NHS England.

  • Find out more about Annual Health Checks on easy read health information page 

  •  Our Transition Leaflet - coming soon 



If you live in Hampshire 

If you live in Southampton

  • The Panel has been established to bring together a multi-agency group of service and operational leads from education, health and social care. Their role is to provide leadership on transition processes, overseeing and monitoring the transition of specific cases where a more focused, managed multi-agency approach is required.

  • For more information please see: SEND Local Office (Southampton City Council)

Other useful websites 

Accessibility tools

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