Caring for Children with Disabilities
We know you would not change your children for the world, however we are acutely aware that caring for a child with disabilities such as Aspergers, Autism or ADHD is a full time job, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. A job that you never complain about but also one where you do not get holidays or sick days. We know that your children need you but we also know that you need to look after your own health to enable you to keep up with this demanding life.
The good news is that Care About You are here to help. We offer cost effective and flexible respite care and support individually designed to suite your needs.
We believe in the importance of a Holistic Approach to care and support and we achieve this through Person Centred Planning.
We carry out an in-depth assessment to establish what your child can do for themselves and what they need help with. In conjunction with you and your family we develop a Holistic care and support plan. All activities are risk assessed to ensure the safety of your child. Risk assessments are about finding safe ways for your child to take part in activities that others take for granted.
Our Holistic Approach is designed to assist your child to reach their full potential in the following areas:
PHYSICAL CARE AND SUPPORT
We can assist with all aspects of personal care, peg feeding and support for all disabilities. We can incorporate programs that have been designed for your child by the occupational therapist to support the child’s physical development, gross and fine motor skills.
INTELLECTUAL CARE AND SUPPORT
We have extensive experience is supporting children with intellectual disabilities. We encourage children to reach their own potential and we value their abilities and offer support and encouragement and celebrate their successes.
Although some children are non- verbal we do not believe that they can not communicate. Our staff are committed to enabling children to communicate and make choices using communication devices such as PECS. We also assist with Language programmes designed by speech and language therapists.
EMOTIONAL CARE AND SUPPORT
At Care About You we are aware of the levels of emotional support that some children with disabilities require. We endeavour to understand how frustration can result in behaviour that challenges and we work with behaviour plans and offer encouragement and support for children.
At Care About you we believe that Social Integration and Social Inclusion are vital for the growth and development and self esteem of all children. Through effective care planning and support we can ensure that your child has the opportunity to access their community and take part in enjoyable social activities.
At Care About You our Care and Support Workers are highly qualified and trained professionals. They are energetic, dedicated, caring, compassionate, patient and committed to providing the highest standard of care and support for your child.
We have experience in providing care and support for children with a wide range of disabilities including: