Social care for disabled children
Herefordshire Council has a dedicated disabled children's social care team, which work closely with disabled children and young people, their families and carers, along with different professionals and agencies, including specialist schools, occupational therapists, child and adolescent mental health services, health visitors, speech and language therapists and many more.
The team offer information, help and support with a range of areas, such as:
- Specialist short breaks and respite
- Supporting the transition to adult services
- Social care needs assessment for disabled children
- Carer's assessment for parents / carers of disabled children
- Direct payments
For more information on social care for disabled children, the referral criteria and needs assessments, please visit Herefordshire Council's website.
Contact is a national charity which support families with disabled children with up to date guidance and information. You may wish to take a look at their useful booklet, entitled 'Getting social care services when your child has additional needs'.