What does our children with disabilities service do?
We are a specialist service that offers support to children with disabilities aged 0 to 18 and their families.
The service comprises of a small specialist team of social workers and assistants who have relevant knowledge, experience and skills. We work closely with other services such as health, education and community organisations.
We offer a range of services such as:
- short breaks (respite) provision
- leisure and recreation
- long-term residential care
- the disability register
- transition planning
- direct payments
Other services you may find useful
Disabled Facilities Grant
A Disabled Facilities Grant can be accessed by some families – this can help promote safe access in the home.
Parent carers needs assessment
Important provisions of the Children and Families Act 2014 for parent carers of disabled children and young carers came into force on 1 April 2015.
There is no new right to services for parent carers of disabled children, as there is for family carers of disabled adults under the Care Act.
What we have for parent carers of disabled children is a new assessment duty – and one that should lead to a better informed decision about the holistic package of support that disabled children and their families need.
Section 97 of the Children & Families Act 2014 requires local authorities to assess parent carers on the appearance of need or where an assessment is requested by the parent.
This is called a parent carers needs assessment.
Telephone: 0300 300 8314