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Childrens Services

Edenvale Care wants children to have the best start in life and the ongoing support that they and their families need to fulfill their potential. Vulnerable and disabled children are less likely to achieve as much in a range of areas as their non-disabled peers. We understand that improving their outcomes, allowing them to benefit from equality of opportunity, and increasing their involvement and inclusion in society will reduce social inequality and allow communities to benefit from the contribution that disabled children and their families can make, harnessing their talent and fostering tolerance and understanding of diversity.

Carer with childWe recognise that support which  involves and assists families is likely to be more effective than support that is solely focused on the child’s needs.  Our homecare and home sitting service aims to assist families to sustain meaningful routines and care that benefit the family unit as a whole. 

We have a shared vision for disabled children and young people, that they are fully supported to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy themselves with friends, have fun and achieve success, and make decisions about their lives. 

Home care

Our home care service is provided within the child/young person’s home, and will include an element of personal care. This service is provided on weekdays and weekends throughout the year and can be provided to families for a time-limited period, around a time of transition – for example, arrival of a newborn baby, surgery, illness or a significant change in a child’s behaviour or circumstances.

Home care is usually for a minimum of 2 hours to ensure that the child and their family feel relaxed and we are able to engage both effectively and positively and constructively within that period before leaving the home.

Home sitting

Our home sitting service is also provided within the child/young person’s home. This service provides an opportunity for the family to go out, in the knowledge that their child/young person is being appropriately and well looked after. The service can also include sitting for siblings of the child/young person and engaging them in activities and opportunities to participate alongside the child/young person where possible.

Help outside of the home

We know that it is also important to offer support away form the home to enable the child/young person and their family to participate fully within the local and wider community environment, as such, we can also provide care and support the child/young person and their family outside of the home,  perhaps to attend an appointment, meeting, event, occasion or for a day trip, short break away or holiday.  

Continuity of carer

We will identify a staff member or team of staff who will work alongside the child and family on a regular basis.  We know it is important to develop trust and build positive and meaningful relationships and that continuity of carer helps to ensure that children and their families receive a consistent yet flexible service.

Support during transition

This is a term generally used when referring to a significant period of change, and is applied when young people move away from childrens services into adult service provision.  This can be a very unsettling and uncertain time for young people and their families.  Edenvale Care works with people of all ages so we can carry on providing the support you need and help to minimise the disruption experienced by the whole family during this often difficult period.

Further information

For further information about the ways we can support your child/ young person and the family as a whole,  please contact us.