Tel: 01302 735 885
Eligibility: Children up to 18 years & families. Specific criteria to access services. (Not all disabled children can access services).
Accessibility: Wheelchair access.
The Team is multi disciplinary providing a range of services for disabled children and those with complex health needs.
The following are some of the services available.
Social Work Services:
- Information, advice and support to children, young people, their parents and carers.
- Identification of the needs of children and their families (assessment).
- Tailored support to meet those needs such as respite care.
- Investigation and on-going management of Child Protection issues.
- Work with children who are looked after by the Local Authority.
- Care proceedings and other statutory work.
Occupational Therapy Services:
- Information and advice.
- Assessment and provision of aids and adaptations to promote independence and reduce risks in caring for disabled children.
Disabled Children's Resources:
- Foster Care.
- Sessional Work.
- Holiday Play Schemes and After School Clubs.
- Support with Direct Payments.
- Residential Units.
Specialist Transitions Work:
- Working with other agencies to improve the transition from childrens' to adult services.
- Working directly with some young people through the transition to adulthood.
- Advice and support to their residential respite services.
Who Can They Help:
The Team provide a range of services for children up to the age of 18, who have severe physical and/or learning disabilities and/or complex health needs, which significantly affect their daily lives.
When They Can help You:
- When they receive a request from a family, carer or another professional for help for a child or young person they first have to make sure that they are the right service for the child or young person.
- When they are sure that they are the right service for the child or young person they will arrange to complete an assessment. It is likely that they will talk to the child or young person, their parents or carers and other professionals.
How They Can Help:
From the assessment, they will be able to decide how they may be able to help. In some cases this may be providing information and signposting to other services, by providing aids and equipment or there may be a greater need for help.
What They Can Offer:
- In some cases where children, young people and their families need on-going support they can access services such as Sessional Support, a Home Sitting Service, special Children's home care service, Care to Share (family based respite), Residential respite and adaptations and equipment for your home.
- In some cases children, young people and their families who are offered support mat wish to employ their own help, which may be possible through their Direct Payments Scheme.
For further details contact the team using the details at the top of the page.
Whilst all the information given in this document was correct at the time of going to press, DIAL Doncaster cannot be held responsible for any subsequent changes.