Introduction to Outreach Care

We are able, on request, to provide an outreach service for children and young adults with complex care needs already in receipt of short break care in order to support their parents or main care giver.

We aim to provide outreach care for children and young adults with complex care needs in order to support their parents or main care giver.

The Registered Manager is a Registered Children’s Nurse. As a healthcare professional she is able to assess, plan implement and evaluate  the care required for each individual and  continually review and monitor the effectiveness of care delivery, smoothing the process for the care pathway from referral to admission to our outreach service.

The Registered Manager will assess care needs of the child’s/young person and identify any specialist care tasks and requirements for medical equipment for which training will be required for our support workers so that safe and effective care is ensured.

In conjunction with our residential care service we are also able to support transition between hospital and home for children with long term complex conditions including Long Term Ventilation with the aim of promoting faster recovery, preventing unnecessary readmission to acute services, and fully supporting timely discharge thereby maximising independent living. We will coordinate with other services to enable a seamless approach to be maintained and offer a ‘step-down’ service to facilitate discharge from hospital and promote faster discharge to the child/young person’s home setting where appropriate; we work towards transition when required, along with the individual’s Unified Transition Plans.

We provide families with confidence and assurance that the young person’s specialist  care/treatment  needs are met and that an individualistic approach is maintained at all times, all plans are formulated with the family, young person and care teams (social and health).

We strive to ensure that the family will be able to maintain close links with the managers and care team so that they feel able to share information and concerns to ensure the care is progressive and striving for excellence at all times.