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Children's disability service

Non-council support

There are many voluntary groups that provide services to disabled children and their families. These include:

  • after school and holiday clubs
  • support for parents
  • sitters and befrienders
  • support and activity groups for other children in the family
  • short breaks service for disabled children

Search our Family services directory for support available or contact us.

For information for children with special education needs see the Parent Partnership service website.

Council support

We may also be able to provide your child and your family with our own services.  Before we can offer you services, we will need to find out more about you and the problems you are having. This is called an assessment.

Aids, equipment and adaptations to the home

Parents and carers can sometimes borrow equipment for free from our children's Occupational Therapy teams. 

Personal care

We usually help families with getting a disabled child ready for school in the morning or ready for bed in the evening.

Sitters or befrienders

Sitters or befrienders can help to care for a child at home, or help them with going out to join in with something they like doing.

Direct payments

A Direct payment is where we provide the money for you to arrange your own care and support, instead of us providing the service for you.

Children with sensory impairments

Parents and carers of deaf and visually impaired children can borrow equipment for free from us if eligible.

Independent travel training

Training in schools to students who are unable, or have difficulties with, travelling on their own on public transport because of learning or physical disabilities.

Support for carers

We also carry out carers assessments to ensure that we take into account the impact on parents of caring for their disabled child when we decide what services are needed. 

In cases where children are assessed as having a very high level of need, we may be able to arrange short breaks overnight either with carers or in a residential home.

Support for childcare providers

Help is available to support the inclusion of disabled children and young people attending private, voluntary and independent childcare settings in Nottinghamshire.

For more information contact the Pre-School Learning Alliance Tel: 01623 679288 Email: inclusion@psla-notts.org.uk

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