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One to one short breaks (RBWM Short Break)

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The Children and Young People Disability Service provides one to one short breaks to enable children and young people aged 0 to 18 years with special educational needs and disabilities to participate in activities of their own choice e.g. scouts, brownies and local youth groups.  This could also include support to access local mainstream leisure centre activities or schemes and activities provided through RBWM's Youth Service. 

The Children and Young People Disability Service has contracts with a range of Support Worker agencies to provide appropriately trained staff to work with children and young people to enable them to access one to one short breaks.

The support provided is tailored to the needs and age of the young people. For young people at the point of transition, support will often focus on developing their independence and the development of life skills such as budgeting, using money, travel training etc

One to one short breaks can also be accessed through the Direct Payments scheme. Direct Payments are financial payments that are given directly to families to enable them to have more choice and control over arranging the help and support to meet their assessed needs.

Below is the eligibility criteria for the Children and Young People Disability Service:

One or more of the following statements must apply:

  • complex health needs and/or life limiting conditions
  • complex learning needs
  • occupational therapy needs within the home setting
  • severe communication difficulties or behavioural difficulties relating to the child’s disabilities
  • legal duty to investigate child protection concerns

Referral for Short Break Services is through the Early Help and  Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).  See the referral section below for details.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Children and Young People Disability Service
Telephone
CYPDS: 01628 685878, MASH: 01628 683150
E-mail
CYPDS@achievingforchildren.org.uk
Notes
or MASH@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Where to go

Name
Various venues - either in the home or elsewhere
Address
Windsor, Maidenhead and Ascot

Other details

Cost description
Families pay for any activity costs.
Referral required?
Yes
Age Range
0-18

Local Offer

Is your service accessible?
One to one Support Workers work with children and young people with a range of needs including complex medical needs and physical difficulties and receive appropriate training in individual medical care plans through the Community Nursing Team.
What are the eligibility criteria for your service?
Access to the one to one short breaks depends on an assessment of need completed through the Children and Young People Disability Service.

Please see the eligibility criteria under 'useful documents' to the right of this page.
How are referrals/applications made to your service?
If you would like to make a new referral for short break services, please contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and Early Help Hub on 01628 683150 or email MASH@achievingforchildren.org.uk. Further information and request forms for the MASH are available on the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and Royal Borough website.
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Families who are receiving ongoing services from the Children and Young People Disability Service can contact the service directly on 01628 685878 or email CYPDS@achievingforchildren.org.uk
Who provides / funds your service?
Local Authority
Are children, young people, parents / carers charged for your service?
Yes
Details of charges, whether any help is available with costs
Families pay for any activity costs for short breaks but the cost of the Support Worker is met by the Children and Young People Disability Service.
Feedback and complaints procedure
Any feedback or complaints are managed under RBWM's Complaint policy for Children’s Social Care. This is available at the following on the Council website. www.rbwm.gov.uk.
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You can also call on 01628 685878 or email CYPDS@achievingforchildren.org.uk for details of the complaints process.
How will I know my child/ young person will be safe using this service?
Staff employed through the Children and Young People Disability Service and Support Worker agencies providing one to one support have a DBS (previously known as CRB) check. All staff also undertake targeted safeguarding children training, which is updated on a regular basis.
Local Offer Age Bands
0-5, 5-11, 11-16, Preparing for Adulthood
Supporting people with
  • Autism
  • Behavioural, emotional, social difficulties
  • Hearing impairment
  • Medical needs
  • Moderate learning difficulties
  • Physical disabilities
  • Profound and multiple learning difficulties
  • Severe learning difficulties
  • Specific learning difficulties
  • Speech, language communication needs
  • Visual Impairment
Last Updated
14/02/2019

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