At Allot Healthcare Services we work to ensure that children to ensure that children with challenging behaviours, autism, learning or physical disabilities, learning difficulties or complex health needs are supported to have the right to the same opportunities as anyone else. We provide a bespoke service that can range from 1 hour to 24 hour care to suit each child’s needs. We can provide care and support for a range of physical and mental health and medical Some of these services include supporting some children who have terminal and life-limiting where we can support them by:
- Offering respite care for a child with a disability and their family
- Providing palliative care for a child with a terminal illness.
- Supporting a young person living in assisted independent accommodation,
Depending on needs, we work to ensure the children we support:
- get the support they need to live long and healthy lives
- are able to develop and maintain relationships
- get the support they need to live a healthy, safe and fulfilling life
- have a home within their community
- are treated with the same dignity and respect as everyone else
We work closely with parent carers and regional and national groups and organisations to make sure that together we are doing everything we can to transform care for children and young people.
Our aim is to provide complete peace of mind for our child and young adult clients, and their families, and a seamless continuity of support through to adulthood. We believe passionately that every child and young person has the right to a full and happy life in their own home whatever their age, ability or background.
To ensure children and young people are supported to meet their needs, we work very closely with parent carers, NHS professionals, all those directly involved in care provisions for children and young people. In addition we also work with regional and national groups and organisations to make sure that together we are doing everything we can to transform care for children and young people.
Support services for children and young people
When offering this service we take time to understand each child’s or young person’s individual physical and emotional needs of every child and their families before recommending a new home.
A place that feels like home
We offer a comfortable, homely environment where, with the right care and dedicated support, every child and young person can fulfil their potential.
Every child and young person is individual and unique in their needs, as is our approach to planning and caring for them.
We take time to explore every issue that affects an individual and provide a nurturing environment in which their needs are met.
The interests, well-being and future of every child and young person are at the heart of what we do. We have integrated the Government’s Every Child Matters framework into the care we provide to children and young people.
We offer one-to-one care and continuous support in the development of every child and young person in our care, we do this by:
- Balancing the needs of the individual child or young person while developing the social dynamics of the community in which they live, to help every child develop skills and independence to take them positively into adulthood
- Providing every child with educational and learning opportunities that enables them to meet their full potential
- Taking an active approach to learning and living where children are supported and encouraged to participate in a range of social and leisure activities
- Supporting the development and improvement of daily living skills
- Encouraging contact with family and others in accordance with their care plan
- Taking the emotional needs and wishes of every child or young person into account when planning their care
- Understanding and addressing individual needs in terms of age, gender, race, sexuality and disability, as well as meeting specific cultural and religious needs
- Providing the opportunity for every young person to experience stability, a sense of belonging, and the ability to explore and celebrate their own identity
- Supporting every child to learn the skills they need to move on positively to adult living
We also offer:
Positive Behaviour Support
We also support the development of skills, improve the quality of life and wellbeing for the young person and their parents, and reduce the frequency and intensity of behaviours that challenge.
Supported Living (age 16+)
We provide a community-based alternative to residential care. This provides better outcomes for the young person, maintains relationships with family and friends, keeps young people in the community, and is a cheaper source of support than residential care.
Transition Support (age 14+)
We can support the young person and their family to have a well-planned and person-centred transition, and to develop a range of life skills.
We can provide 1:1 support in the home or community, supporting the young person to take part in a range of activities, helping with personal care, and giving the parents regular breaks from their caring responsibilities.
Supported living and other community-based support allows children and young people to return to or remain in their own communities, close to family and friends.
It allows them to become more confident and independent, which in turn leads to increased self-esteem and a reduction in behaviours that challenge.
It also helps young people to:
- have a wider range of outcomes
- enjoy a greater social life
- have more choice over their lives
- develop increased daily living skills
- access local educational and employment opportunities.
We offer a positive and cost-effective alternative to specialist residential or other costly out-of-area placements, as well as support that prevents a crisis placement.
In our approach, involvement of the young person, as well as their family, is key to providing person-centred support that offers real choice and progression towards agreed outcomes. We will place the child or young person at the centre of decision making and seek to bridge the gaps that can exist between agencies.
Please contact us if you need to find out we can provide tailored support for disabled children and young people.