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0 to 25 Disability Social Work Team

The 0 to 25 Disability Social Work Team is a social work service.The service works with children and young people with severe and enduring disabilities from 0-25 years old and their parents/carers. The Social Care Referral Eligibility Criteria set out which children and…

0 to 25 Disability Team, Social Care Referral Eligibility Criteria

The 0 to 25 Disability Social Work Team is a social work team working within Children's Services. It can accept referrals for social care for a disabled child or young person aged 0-25 years old.   Due to the way the law is arranged there are two sets of legislation…

The Care Act 2014

From April 2015 the Care Act 2014 will become law.  The Care Act  modernises English adult (over 18 year olds) social care law. Key areas of change for April 2015 include: General responsibilities on local authorities including promoting people’s wellbeing, focusing on prevention and…

CarePlace

The CarePlace website provides a free directory of services, information and guidance enabling direct access to local care and community services via a search facility with rating for CQC services that are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). First implemented in 2011, designed for London…

The Children and Families Act and the Care Act 2014-Links

The Children and Families Act 2014  introduces changes starting in September 2014 and from April 2015 the Care Act 2014 will become law.  The Care Act  modernises English adult (over 18 year olds) social care law. These two pieces of legislation will greatly affect support for disabled…

Church Lane Complex Needs Hub

This specialist complex needs hub is for adults aged 18 and over with a learning disability. The Church Lane hub provides a state of the art environment and a range of therapeutic and social projects. It boasts dedicated music therapy, art massage, sensory and physiotherapy…

Coram Voice Advocacy

Coram Voice enables and equips children and young people to hold to account the services that are responsible for their care. Coram Voice uphold the rights of children and young people to actively participate in shaping their own lives. Coram Voice advocates offer direct support…

Direct Payments

Direct payments are available to people who have been assessed by social services as needing help, and who would like to arrange and pay for their own care and support services instead of receiving them direct from the Council.  Direct payments are a way of assisting…

Find-a-pa

Find-a-pa is a website which helps to match people looking to employ a Personal (care) Assistant with Personal Assistants looking for work.  The website contains a database of Personal Assistants (PAs) looking for work and employers looking to employ. You can browse the site and look…

Guide to Short Breaks-Activities for children, young people and their families

Short breaks are intended to give parents and carers of children with disabilities and special needs the chance to have a “break” from their caring responsibilities, to rest, spend time with their other children, or to enjoy a leisure activity themselves.