Post 8 July 2023

Liver Youth Transition Worker

Over the last 30 years, significant progress has been made in liver disease and transplantation, especially in children. Long-term survival is now commonplace but this success has brought new challenges as patients transition to adulthood.

Struggling with being young and having a complex lifelong condition, some young patients skip their medication, appointments and follow up care, putting their safety and survival at risk.

To support young people aged 12-25 with serious liver problems, we are proud to have secured £75,000 to fund a Youth Transition Worker for two years.

As well as peer mentoring, the youth worker will provide intensive one-to-one support for young people who are at risk of disengaging with treatment. Individual support plans will also help address worries such as education and employment, mental health, stress management, sexual health, body image concerns and learning difficulties.