The Transition Event East 2017 – 15th November, Peterborough

Important conference for disabled young people returns to Peterborough


The Transition Event is returning to Peterborough to discuss the future of young adults with additional needs living in East Anglia.

The Transition Event East conference and exhibition provides support and advice to parents, carers and professionals who support disabled young people.

The CPD-certified conference and FREE exhibition, taking place on 15th November, is open to anyone involved in supporting young adults with disabilities. Schools are also encouraged to bring along their students to visit the extensive exhibition.

The Transition Event East, organised by Care Choices in association with My Family, Our Needs, has expert speakers to discuss the main issues disabled teenagers and 20-somethings face when growing up. Topics include education, health and care plans, employment, housing and education.

Interactive workshops exploring benefits, technology and volunteering, will allow young people and those who support them to find out more about these important subjects.

Alongside the conference, the free exhibition includes products, services and local organisations who work to support young people with special educational needs.

The Transition Event East is taking place at the Holiday Inn, Peterborough West, on Wednesday 15th November.

A limited number of discounted conference tickets are available for parents and reduced tickets are also available for parents. The exhibition is free to attend.

For more information or to book your place, contact Leah Callaghan-Fowler on 01223 206953, or visit the My Family Our Needs website.

Keep updated on developments with the Transition Event East Facebook page or on Twitter @weareMFONusing the #TransitionEvent hashtag.



If you would like more information about this press release or The Transition Event East, please, contact Leah Callaghan-Fowler on 01223 206953, email

About The Transition Event

The Transition Event is an annual one-day CPD-certified conference and FREE exhibition, which explores the essential aspects of a young person with additional needs’ transition to adulthood. The day incorporates a series of main stage presentations, workshops, interactive sessions and a free all-day exhibition of products and services. It is held in the Midlands and East Anglia.

The event is organised by My Family, Our Needs, the lifestyle website for families, carers and practitioners supporting children and young adults with additional needs. The Transition Event East is sponsored by Boyes Turner, Independence Homes, Precious Homes, The Aurora Group, The Richardson Partnership, Treloar Trust and Walsingham Support.

Tickets are £99.00 for professionals, which includes entrance to the conference, exhibition and workshops plus refreshments and lunch. A limited number of free tickets are available for parents. Discounted tickets are available for parents.

The exhibition is FREE to attend. Schools are encouraged to bring their students to visit the exhibition.

For sponsor and exhibitor opportunities, contact Paul Leahy on 01223 206965 or email


About My Family, Our Needs

My Family, Our Needs offers information for families, carers and practitioners supporting children and young adults with additional needs, from birth to 25. It features practical articles on life with a child with additional needs, alongside lifestyle content, blogs, policy and news.