We want children and young adults, however complex their care needs may be, to enjoy the best possible quality of life in their own homes. We want them to be able to attend school and college, to have social interation and experiences, and to participate in activities they enjoy and which are meaningful to them. As a starting point, all our staff are trained to understand normal child development so that, wherever possible, they can include opportunities for play and learning and promote development and communication, whilst also ensuring that essential health and care needs are met.
We can deliver care and support from a few hours a week of extra help or respite in the family home to ’round the clock’ care for children with complex health needs, including nursing care and end of life care. We can also provide support in educational settings or at after-school or community activities where nursing and care staff, who have been expertly trained, are needed to ensure that education and social/leisure activities are able to continue.
In addition to our clinical expertise, we have an excellent training programme for our social care staff to equip them to deliver enabling or befriending services where that is required and we can provide goals-led support for children and young adults who have rehabilitation needs or specific targets and goals that they wish to achieve. This includes specialist transitional planning and support for older children and their families as they approach adulthood.
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