On this page you will be able to find services that support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Listed below is information about some of the key health services available in Derby. To add your service to the health directory please complete the Local Offer request form.
Easy Read Guides for Health
Easy Health is a useful website that provides information to support people with a disability to understand the health services. You can visit 'Easy Health' today to read the available guides.
NHS Youth Forum: Get Involved
To be a part of the NHS Youth Forum you can visit the NHS webpage.
Click on the Drop Down Boxes for more Information:
Mental Health Support
Want help to manage weight, get fit, get healthy or stop smoking? Why not join Livewell, a site designed to help people.
Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign,research and influence policy and practice relating to mental health and emotional wellbeing.
They also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young peoplethrough their Parents' Helpline, training and development, outreach work and publications. Onlineresources include:
Need help and advice on sexual health and family planning? Try Family Planning Association or YourSexual Health Matters
Need help and advice about substance misuse? Try Talk to Frank
Personal Health Budgets
Personal Health Budgets have been available to children and adults accessing NHS continuinghealthcare since October 2014. Based on the positive outcomes of these Personal Health Budgets, NHSEngland introduced legislation offering them to people diagnosed with one or more long term healthcondition who could benefit.
A personal health budget is an amount of money to support your identified health and wellbeingneeds, planned and agreed between you and your local NHS team. The aim is to give people with long-term conditions and disabilities greater choice and control over the healthcare and support theyreceive.
If you have any questions, would like to apply for a personal health budget, or would like to receive thisinformation in any other format, please contact Tina Brown or Sarah Carrington on 01332 868 756, oremail email@example.com
Alternatively, you can complete the below application form. Guidance notes have also been provided tohelp you.
PHB Application Support Plan
PHB Guidance Notes
To find out more about the Clinical Commissioning Group visit the Derbyshire Local Offer.
Palliative Care (End of Life Care)
Patients with advanced, progressive and life-limiting illnesses, both cancer and non-cancer, their carersand families.
What we do:
Palliative Care is the care of patients with advanced, progressive illnesses that considers the uniqueneeds of patients and their family / loved ones
- the management of pain and other symptoms such as psychological,
- social and spiritual support, focuses on quality of life and living as actively as possible until death
- involves all health professionals providing care and is available in all clinical settings
- end of life care
- bereavement care
Referrals come form:
The primary care team / GP and should be made to the team secretary by telephone. Patients must be aware of and agreeable to thereferral
Community Palliative Care Team
Cancer divisional offices
Level 3 M & G, Office Suite B
Royal Derby Hospital
Out of hours advice can be sought via the Nightingale Macmillan Unit 24 hour advice line: 01332786040
Specialist palliative care webpage
The community palliative care team webpage
Habilitation Support by Blind Children UK
Habilitation Support provided by 'blind children UK'
The child has a visual impairment that is not fully corrected with glasses and attends a Derby CitySchool (not enhanced resources base). The child is supported by a qualified teacher in the visualimpairment team part of the Specialist Teaching and Psychology Service (Derby City Council) and isprioritised by the teacher for mobility training.
Support can be offered with:
Mobility and Independent Living Skills
Referrals will come from:
A Qualified Teacher for Visual Impairment employed by the Specialist Teaching and Psychology Service(Derby City Council)
Transforming Care Programme (TCP)
The Transforming Care Programme (TCP) in Derbyshire aims to ensure that individuals with diagnosed learning disabilities (LD) and/or autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) are supported within local communities, within capable environments to avoid unnecessary in-patient mental health admissions. Read more about the health transforming carein detail to understand the programme's national priority.
Respite Care - The Lighthouse Derby
A diagnosed moderate to severe learning disability, or any other condition (such as a life limitingillness). An Early help assessment is required to access this service. Find out more by visiting their page.
What we do
The Light House is a short break integrated service which supports children with complex health needsincluding physical disabilities, epilepsy, central feeding, catheter care, tracheostomy care, diabetes andcomplex medication needs.
The Light House also supports children with autism and or challenging behaviour and children whohave associated sensory impairments. A mix of fully trained Nurses and Social Care staff supportchildren during their stay.
This service is a Derby City provision which supports some children from Derbyshire who have a health need.
View Lighthouse service leaflet.
Referrals will come from
St Marks Road
Download the HANDi app for advice on childhood illnesses
A new app has been launched to provide advice and support to parents, carers and healthcare professionals looking after children with the most common childhood illnesses.
The HANDi app has been developed by paediatric consultants and will give you access to home care plans, as well as GP and hospital clinical guidelines, to help you provide the best support for your child and give you confidence in caring for them when they are unwell. The app describes care plans and guidance for the most common childhood health concerns, including:
- Abdominal pain
- Diarrhoea and vomiting
- High Temperature
- problems during the new born period
Download the FREE App today
Download the HANDi App for Android phones at Google Play .
For iPhone or iPad you can download it from the app store using the search term 'HANDi app'.
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