We offer training to other professionals and staff who come in to contact with the young person. We are up-to-date with current research to ensure that young people receive the most effective intervention. We can also offer bespoke packages to schools beyond the local offer through a Service Level Agreement (SLA). We provide a range of nursing, therapeutic, behavioral and social care interventions.

We also work closely with:

  • Orthoptists

  • Paediatricians

  • The Multi-Agency Autism Assessment Team (MAAT)

  • Dietitians

  • Portage

Our service consists of:

  • HCPC Registered Children’s Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, some of whom are Bobath trained.

  • HCPC Registered Speech and Language Therapists some of whom are also dysphagia trained (assess and develop safe eating and drinking skills).

  • State Registered Children’s Complex Needs Nurses.

  • HCPC Registered Complex Needs Dieticians.

  • State Registered Child and Adolescent Behavioural Nurses.

  • Therapy Team Assistants and Nursery Nurses who support the delivery of therapy intervention and individual programmes.

The service has been recognised nationally and won the Child Health Section of the Nursing Times Award in 2009.

We help any child or young person aged between 0 and 19 who requires input from any of the above services. The child or young person must have a GP within the Tameside and Glossop area.

We are an open referral service and consider referrals from both families and professionals using our ISCAN referral form.

You will receive a letter from the service with details of your appointment. We may ask you to contact the team to agree an appointment that is convenient for you. We call this opting in. If you do not opt in your child may be discharged without being offered an assessment.

It would be helpful if you have details of any other professionals involved with your child. Think about questions you would like to ask and also what are you, your family’s and your young person’s main concerns.

During your visit, we will work together with you to enable you to feel confident and competent to manage your child’s needs. A co-ordinated care plan will be developed, if necessary.

Afterwards, your child’s progress and targets will be set. These will be reviewed by the relevant professionals involved and the care plan will be updated as needed. We may signpost you to other services which will be able to offer support to you and your young person.

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