We are happy to announce the start of a new combined single service for the delivery of support services for children with disabilities commencing on 1st October 2018. The provider of the new combined service is Kids and the services are as follows:
- Early Support and Learning Provision
- Targeted Positive Activities
- Domiciliary Care services
Early Support and Learning Provision
Early Support and Learning Provision sessions are for children under 5 years of age who have significant disabilities and/or complex health needs. Activities will meet the needs of these children through the provision of early year’s education, therapy programmes and personal care and will bring parents and carers together with their pre-school children, so that they benefit from the advice and support of other parents and professionals. Children will be supported to participate in both structured and free play activities that will assist communication, concentration, learning, physical, imagination and social skills in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
Children will have the opportunity to explore tactile and sensory experiences to help them to develop a range of skills and they are able to choose activities for themselves. The sessions also enable parents to have a short break.
Referrals to the activities are by an open referral direct to Kids (the Supplier), or via the Early Support Care Co-ordinator (ESCO), the Children with Disabilities Team, Portage or Health care professionals for example Health Visitors.
Sessions will be delivered within children's centres, over 46 weeks of the year, including the main school summer break and each will last for 2 hours.
There will be 12 sessions delivered each week across the following centres, full details of which can be found on the relevant Children's Centre website. The venues for the sessions are listed in the table below:
|Lincoln||Birchwood Children's Centre|
|Lincoln||Lincoln North Children's Centre|
|Holbeach||Holbeach Children's Centre|
|Skegness||Skegness Children's Centre|
|Grantham||Belton Children's Centre|
|Sleaford||Sleaford Children's Centre|
|Stamford||Stamford Children's Centre|
Targeted Positive Activities
Targeted Positive Activities will make a difference to children and young people who have multiple and complex disabilities, as well as Autism Spectrum Conditions and/or sensory impairments.
Children and Young People do not need an “assessment of need” to access these services.
The Holiday, Community and Youth Groups will provide support and development opportunities by helping children and young people to meet and make new friends whilst enjoying new opportunities and experiences in a safe and caring environment. The service will offer leisure clubs, provide assistance to access established community groups, ensure access to sufficient recreational activities and educational leisure time activities for the improvement of their personal and social development and create opportunities to socialise with their peer groups, develop friendships and build confidence and self-esteem.
The Targeted Positive Activities sessions will be held across the County at various locations and will consist of:
- Community activities
- Youth activities
- Holiday clubs
Times for the different activities are as set out in the tables below:
Community Activities for children aged 5 - 18 years:
|Lincoln||St Francis Special School, Wickenby Crescent Lincoln LN1 3TJ||
Alternate Saturday, 10.00 – 12.00
|Washingborough||Washingborough Bowl, Washingborough Road, Lincoln, LN4 1EF||Alternate Monday, 18:30 - 20:00|
|Grantham||Sandon School, Sandon Close, Grantham, NG31 9AX/ Ambergate Sports College, NG31 7LP||Alternate Wednesday, 17:00 - 18:30|
|Boston||Princess Royal Sports Arena, Great Fen Road, Boston, PE21 7PB||
Alternate Tuesday, 17:30 – 19:00
|Spalding||Garth School Pinchbeck Road Spalding PE11 1QF/Priory School Neville Avenue Spalding PE11 2EH||
Alternate Thursday, 17:00 – 18:30
|Gainsborough||Trent Valley Academy, Off Corringham Road Gainsborough DN21 1PB||
Alternate Friday, 16.30 – 18.00
|Horncastle||Louth St Bernard’s, Wood Lane Louth LN11 8RS||
Alternate Saturday, 10:00 - 11:30
Youth Activities for children aged 11 – 18 years
|Lincoln||St Francis School, Wickenby Crescent, Ermine Estate, Lincoln, LN1 3TJ||Alternate Saturday, 13:00 - 14:30|
|Grantham||Sandon School, Sandon Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 9AX||Alternate Wednesday, 18:30 - 20:00|
|Boston||Princess Royal Sports Arena, Great Fen Road, Boston, PE21 7PB||Alternate Tuesday, 18:30 - 20:00|
|Spalding||Garth School Pinchbeck Road Spalding PE11 1QF/Priory School Neville Avenue Spalding PE11 2EH||Alternate Thursday, 18:30 - 20:00|
|Gainsborough||Trent Valley Academy Off Corringham Road Gainsborough DN21 1PB||Alternate Friday, 18:00 - 19:30|
|Horncastle||Horncastle Youth Centre, Cagthorpe Road, Horncastle, LN9 6DZ||
Alternate Saturday, 11.30 – 13.00
Holiday Clubs, for children aged 5 – 18 years
|Lincoln||St Francis School, Wickenby Crescent, Ermine Estate, Lincoln, LN1 3TJ||
10 – 3 x 2 days a week for 12 weeks a year
|Washingborough||Washingborough Bowl, Washingborough Road, Lincoln, LN4 1EF||10 – 3 x 2 days a week for 12 weeks a year|
|Grantham||Sandon School, Sandon Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 9AX||10 – 3 x 2 days a week for 12 weeks a year|
|Boston||Princess Royal Sports Arena, Great Fen Road, Boston, PE21 7PB||10 – 3 x 2 days a week for 12 weeks a year|
|Spalding||Spalding – Garth School Pinchbeck Road Spalding PE11 1QF/Priory School Neville Avenue Spalding PE11 2EH||10 – 3 x 2 days a week for 12 weeks a year|
|Louth||St Bernard's School, Wood Lane, Louth, LN11 8RS||
10 – 3 x 2 days a week for 12 weeks a year
Domiciliary Care services
The service is for children and young people with profound and significant learning and/or physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses who have been assessed as a child in need, as set out in the Children Act 1989, the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000 and the Children and Families Act 2014.
All referrals for Domiciliary Care provision for Children and Young People will be made directly to the Supplier via the Lincolnshire County Council's Children with Disabilities Team.
Children and young people with disabilities in Lincolnshire, from the age of 0-18 years, will receive high quality service which enables them and their parents/carers to develop personal skills to their full potential and supports them to stay safe and be healthy in their own home. It will provide children and young people and their parents/carers with support that is personalised to meet their individual needs and range from providing personal care in the home to support in accessing community and leisure opportunities.
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