The Pathways Team - what we do and how to contact us

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have made changes to our services for vulnerable adults to make sure that they are both effective and safe.

See further information about changes to services.

Who to contact

The Pathways Team in Poole are committed to achieving the best outcomes for young people in and leaving our care. They have a team of workers who specialise in preparing young people for independence and helping them with the skills they need for adult life. 

The team support young people in care and leaving care to plan for their future, including help with education, work, housing, health and money. 

The Pathways team are based in their own building with a specially equipped young people friendly lounge area and will support you in getting access to specialist advice and guidance. You will:

  • have a pathway plan that you produce with the support of your personal advisor which helps you identify your future goals and aspirations and how we will work together to achieve these
  • have access to and be asked if you would like support from an independent advocate
  • be supported to access your files should you wish to see them

Young people with additional needs

The transition to adulthood can be a very exciting but also very challenging time for young people and some things will change as you become an adult. For young people with additional needs and those currently receiving specialist services, we will support you to have a needs assessment from the Transitions Team if required, to see if you are entitled to any additional support from adult services as you turn 18.

More information can be found on the Family Information Directory.

The Pathways team have specialist workers for health, employment/training, housing, asylum seekers as well as social workers and personal advisors.

The Pathways team

Holly Lodge
14a Commercial Road
BH14 0JW

01202 118500

Out of hours emergency social work team 
01202 738256

Page last updated: 26 August 2021
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