Children with disabilities services support children and young people from birth to 18 years and their families/carers, where the child has a severe physical, sensory, learning disability or a long term complex health condition which seriously affects their daily living.
These services are provided to children and young people whose needs are not met by universal or early help and family solutions.
Children, young people, and their parents and carers may be able to access services following an assessment of need, such as:
Overnight stays/ respite to give you and your family a break from caring
Domiciliary Care for personal care needs
Services will normally be commissioned directly by Dudley Children’s Services, although there are some services which are jointly commissioned by Dudley Children's Services and Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Following an assessment services available may include:
Referrals for services should be made via the Children with disabilities team, please see contact details
The Children with disabilities services also maintains the Children's Disability Network an interagency database of children and young people with additional support needs or complex health conditions living in the borough of Dudley.
The Shared Lives scheme offers an option for young people with care or support needs to remain with their foster carers. The carers can transfer to the Shared Lives scheme and continue to care for the young person on a long term basis. This works very well for all concerned and offers a stress free and seamless transition.
Children with Disabilities Services are located at:
Ladies Walk Centre, Ladies Walk, Dudley, DY3 3UA
Tel: 01384 815813