Transition to adulthood

Young people leaving our care or a youth justice residence face some big challenges. Our Transition Support Service has been designed together with young people, using insights gathered through a co-design process.

The need

Young people have told us they need:

  • responsive, flexible, relationship-based support
  • someone to be there for them
  • persistent support, despite their behaviour and decisions
  • support that can coordinate what they need from their communities, whānau, hapū and iwi, and adult services.

What will Transition Support mean to young people?

We want to ensure young people leaving our care have the support and opportunities they need to successfully transition to adulthood and achieve their goals.

Young people will:

If you’d like to know if you’re eligible for this service, call us on 0800 55 89 89.

Published: July 12, 2019 · Updated: July 8, 2020