WHO ARE TRANSITIONS UK AND WHAT DO THEY DO?
Transitions UK was born of a real frustration that the needs of young people were not being properly
addressed, let alone met. The charity supports vulnerable young people with learning disabilities, those at
risk of offending or criminal exploitation and those leaving care.
Transitions UK want to achieve lifelong changes and benefits for the young people which they do primarily
by bringing people together within a mentoring and befriending framework that supports development
and skills acquisition, whilst fulfilling potential.
WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM?
Transitions UK run an Attain Project for vulnerable care leavers in Milton Keynes. This project has been
running for over a year and supports 27 young people currently.
Coronavirus lockdown meant the increase in loneliness, isolation, anxiety and depression for these care
leavers. It also saw the real need for the supply of essential items like food and social support.
WHAT DIFFERENCE DID THE APPEAL AWARD MAKE?
The grant awarded by MK Community Foundation has partially covered the costs of service provision
including staff time, training and volunteer expenses. It has meant that the charity have been able to
adapt their services by switching to digital and virtual support over the past few months, and will help
them to transition those in their care back to normalcy when social restrictions are relaxed.