Barnardo’s Moving Forward Project West Sussex Health works with West Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust to empower young people aged 16 - 25 years old who have a disability or learning difficulty living in West Sussex.

The aim of the service is to improve young people’s independence in accessing their local health services as they move from childhood to adulthood. Young people will be supported to access local community resources and have the opportunity to build their skills, empowering them to take control of their individual health needs.

Moving Forward is built up of three sub-projects:

The Healthy Life Skills Youth Group

This is a 10 week programme which runs twice a year. Whilst focussing on young people’s health needs, the service supports young people to become more independent, increasing their confidence and expanding their social circle. 

Fun Days Out With A Twist

Fun days out with a twist comprise of different days out with a different health and life skills focus. The service will support young people in becoming more independent, building their confidence and expanding their social circle, whilst learning valuable health and life skills. The aim of these days are to equip young people with the skills needed as they transition from childhood to adulthood.

Health Skills Personal Support

Barnardo’s Health Skills Personal Support offers individual tailored packages of time limited (10 weeks) support which is young person led and based on their assessed needs. The aim of the service is to focus on building a young persons confidence to manage their own health needs successfully in an adult environment.

For more information on all the sessions, and to find out more about the team, download the Moving Forward information pack by clicking here.