The project emphasises the importance of meeting individual care needs, working in partnership with parents, children and young people

We aim to:

  • Help young people to achieve personal and social development and to experience a range of activities
  • Support families of young people by giving parents a break from caring and making a positive difference to their quality of life

What the service provides:

We work in partnership with Warwickshire Social Services to provide a residential short break service to disabled children and young people between 5 – 18 years of age, who live in South Warwickshire or Rugby.

Four young people stay at the project at any one time. In addition there is provision to accommodate a fifth child on a short-term basis in an emergency situation. 

The project is located in a specially adapted bungalow, in a quiet residential area of Kenilworth. We aim to provide a safe, welcoming and homely environment for young people. The service is delivered by experienced, qualified and well-motivated staff. 

Working in partnership

Each young person is allocated a named key-worker who will maintain regular contact with parents, school and other professionals. 

We use a range of communication methods to assist young people to express their views about the service.

Meeting health needs

  • Staff are trained to ensure they can meet the complex health care needs of young people who stay at the project.
  • Carers are assisted to be physically and emotionally healthy through the provision of short breaks which provide a break from caring
  • Staff work with a range of health professionals to make sure children and young people’s health and well-being is improved or maintained

Keeping children safe

  • Risks to young people are identified and they are kept safe
  • Disabled children are supported to live at home with their family where they are safe and secure
  • Children and young people engage in a range of leisure activities of their choice
  • Staff follow Action for Children safeguarding policies and procedures at all times and child protection concerns are always followed up and reported using Warwickshire Safeguarding procedures

Achievement & skills development

  • Young people are encouraged to participate in positive activities to develop their personal and social skills
  • The service works with all young people to develop skills, including communication, social skills, personal care and life skills
  • Staff work in partnership with parents and teachers to ensure a consistent approach for children and young people.