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Access All works with families and children with complex needs.

This includes children and young people with complex:

  • behavioural needs
  • medical needs
  • manual handling needs
  • communication needs

A detailed home visit and client assessment is undertaken to establish what service is needed and what staffing ratio is required. Staffing ratios may require 2-1 in the home, and or in the community to support individual needs.

Care Packages can cover the following aspects of care: 

  • Personal Care
  • Support at meal times
  • Social Activities
  • The implementation of behavioural plans to deal with specific behaviours which may be challenging e.g. school refusing
  • Travelling to and from school
  • Promoting and supporting independence and self-help skills
  • Creating a fun, friendly and safe environment in which children and young people can thrive

Care staff will be trained in a multitude of areas including positive handling and behaviour management techniques and in using alternative forms of communication for example:

  • Augmentative communication devices
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Makaton
  • Objects of reference
  • Social stories
  • Braille including use of specialist equipment for those with a visual impairment

Additionally, the Access All Management team will attend meetings to include Multi- Disciplinary, Children in Need, School meetings, CAMHS and Social Services reviews if and when required.