Press invite/photocall:Transition Fair

What: Information event for young people with physical or learning disabilities, a sensory impairment or mental health issue and their supporters
When: Friday, 2 November 2007, 10am – 4pm
Where: Main Hall, Chaucer Centre, Canterbury Road, Morden

The London Borough of Merton is trying to ensure young people are supported during their transition from adolescence to adulthood, with a special event to celebrate the change and acknowledge the challenges many people face.

At the Merton Transition Fair, information and guidance will be provided for 14 to 25 year olds with physical or learning disabilities, a sensory impairment or mental health issue.

40 stallholders, local organisations, colleges and council departments will attend the event.

The Council will continue its support for young people with disabilities or mental health issues at this important time in their life with the launch of a series of leaflets to address key issues.

Six publications will be available: A Guide to Transition Planning, Leaving School-What Next?, Money Matters, Relationships and Health, Sport and Leisure and Towards Independence.

Cabinet member for Children’s Services, Councillor Debbie Shears, says: “The transition stage can be a challenging time for many young people and their families. Merton Council and its partners are providing support and guidance in the hope it will make the changes easier and encourage young people to reach their full potential.”


Notes to editors:
· The Mayor of the London Borough of Merton, Councillor John Dehaney, will be attending the event at 1130.