Tools: what’s available for practical use now?

The Programme’s pilot sites in London, Penarth South Wales, Solihull and Somerset produced a range of useful tools for practice from their diverse work. Contact information and material is offered below.

London: click for more information on their work, model of care and case studies

Penarth: this site was formed of principal partners Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice and Marie Curie Hospice Penarth. Tools to set up and run a shadowing scheme for staff across children’s and adult services were developed from the pilot shadowing carried out in March-May 2012 and are available here. Contact Dr Victoria Lidstone for more information: 02920 743773/ 07708 901910 Email:

Solihull: here work produced the ‘Snakes and Ladders’ conversation tool, aimed at helping staff, parents & young people think earlier about transition and work better together to manage it: Snakes and Ladders Formore information contact Emma Aspinall : 01564 825 001

Somerset/Avon: click for more information on their work producing two online support tools for young people

The PSW team also created the Choices Game during Phase 1 and trialled it successfully with young people during Phase 2 when it was also used in the London site. using the game involves making choices about the elements you want in your support network. For more information about the game contact PSW at

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