Children with Disabilities Team
The Childrens with Disabilities team provides the following services:
- Assessment of need
- Social work support, including assessing Short Break provision
- Sensory impaired social work support
- In-house day or overnight short breaks
- Direct Payments Information
- Occupational therapy service
- Disability Matters Newsletter
- Provide information booklets produced by the team which may be useful for parents and carers of children with disabilities. A selection of these are available to download via the "Downloads" option within this page.
A Childrens with Disabilities social worker works with young people with children, young people and their families around the child with a disability and if that disability is having a significant impact on their lives, and they can’t always do the ordinary things that another child or young person would do. It kind of depends on what the family needs, what the child needs. They might want to go out into the community and access a group but they can’t do that without somebody being there, or without a service being there just to provide that little extra bit of support. That might even be discreet support. We work across a range of ages, we are a 0 to 18 year old service. The support for each age group would be slightly different. The kind of support and advice we offer to families will depend on the family situation and circumstances. We can meet the families and young people, gather some information, that’s if they would like a social work assessment - not every family does. We can offer support and advice around issues with education, health or social issues in the community. Our service can provide an assessment to your family. Some families want a service where you don’t need a social worker so we do have that. We can have some short breaks. Other families feel there’s lots going on for them and the things happening to them are not within their control and they want that extra support. In that case we would need to provide an assessment gathering some information, but if the family want some level of intervention we would need to gather that information.
Text Alert Service:
As well as the newsletter, the team also has a free Text Alert service, which is a brilliant way of getting updates about local events and services. In order to subscribe, we just need your name, mobile number and your consent - we will do the rest.
If you would like to be added to our mailing list for the newsletter, subscribe to our Text Alert service or for any further information, please contact us using the contact details below.
Who to contact
Where to go
2nd Floor Hemlington Health Centre
21-25 Viewly Hill Centre
- TS8 9JH
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
- Age Ranges
- 0 - 18 years
- Referral Details
- Local Offer Age Bands
11 -16 Years
16 -19 Years
Pre-Birth - 5 Years
5 -11 Years
- Needs Level
- SEN Provision Type