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Shapes Transition - Diverse Abilities

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Shapes Transition is a day care service for young adults 18-25 years who have profound and multiple disabilities and complex medical needs.

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Venue/Contact Details
17 - 19
Manor Avenue
BH12 4LB
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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Times and Costs
Opening times:
Office available Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
Varies dependent on needs and requirements of package.
Other Costs:
Some activities may have additional costs.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 18 years to 25 years
Booking Information:
Contact via the website, email or telephone.
Referral process:
  • A referral can be made by parents, social care or health care by emailing a completed referral form to the manager. Funding must be agreed prior to Shapes commencing service
Ofsted URN
Last Inspection Judgement
Last Inspection Date
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
  • Medical Condition, including Allergies
  • Physical Disability
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Shapes Transition service offers support to young adults and their family to navigate through the change from child to adult services by providing a day service to meet complex needs.

Support provided -

  • For those with PMLD and complex medical needs, aged 18 – 25
  • Support term time, 9.30am – 3pm
  • Open 37 weeks of the year
  • Access to specialist activities and therapies
  • Highly trained staff including meeting medication and alternative feeding regimes
  • Fully adapted building in Poole with appropriate maintained equipment
  • Support offered with transition to Adult Services.
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