Disabled children and young people - The Light House

Front of the Lighthouse building The Integrated Disabled Children's Service (IDCS) is based at the Light House.

The Light House is a purpose built environment for disabled children and the staff who work with them.

The IDCS is jointly funded by us and NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG.

Services available from the Light House

Who can access our services?

 
ServiceEligibility criteriaAgeReferral
Fieldwork
  • A diagnosed moderate to severe learning disability, or
  • Any other condition (eg. life limiting illness) and a diagnosed moderate to severe learning disability.

0-17 years

Early Help Assessment required
Residential Short Breaks
  • A diagnosed moderate to severe learning disability, or
  • Any other condition (eg. life limiting illness) and a diagnosed moderate to severe learning disability.
0-17 years Early Help Assessment required
Community and Home Support
  • A diagnosed moderate to severe learning disability, or
  • Any other condition (eg. life limiting illness) and a diagnosed moderate to severe learning disability.
0-17 years Early Help Assessment required
Occupational Therapy
  • A diagnosed permanent and substantial physical disability, and/or
  • A diagnosed moderate to severe learning disability.
0-17 years Early Help Assessment required
Direct Payments
  • A diagnosed moderate to severe learning disability, or
  • Any other condition (eg. life limiting illness) and a diagnosed moderate to severe learning disability.
0-17 years Early Help Assessment required
Lead Nurse, Community Nursing
  • A diagnosed mild to severe learning disability and a complexity of health needs that cannot be met by a GP or school nurse.
  • Any physical disability with or without a mild to severe learning disability and a complexity of health needs that cannot be met by a GP or school nurse.
5-19 years Early Help Assessment required

Community Short Breaks

  • Any diagnosed disability and not already receiving any of the following services:
    • residential stays at school or at the Light House
    • hospice care
    • play schemes
    • youth services
    • Link Care (fostering service) scheme
    • after school clubs
    • a Direct Payment agreed for social activities
0-17 years Early Help Assessment required
Youth Service
  • Moderate learning disability.
11–25 years No referral needed
Speech and Language Therapy    

The Early Help Assessment must be completed by a professional already known to the child or young person, for example:

  • a school teacher
  • a community nurse
  • a health visitor
  • a paediatrician
  • an occupational therapist
  • a physiotherapist
  • a doctor (GP)

You must provide evidence of diagnoses by including at least one of the following with the Early Help Assessment:

  • psychiatric report
  • psychologist report
  • letter from a paediatrician
  • completed Education Health Care Plan

If we do not receive this evidence the referral will not be accepted. You may include any other relevant assessments you think will support the referral.

Please send the Early Help Assessment form and supporting evidence to our address below.

If you need any further information or help to complete the form, please telephone the Single Point of Access on 01332 256990.

How can children under 5 access services?

We will accept referrals for children under 5 with no formal diagnosis. In these cases, we will carry out an assessment to work out which agency is best placed to meet the child’s needs.

A review of this assessment will take place each year after a service being provided. This does not apply to Community Nursing and the Youth Service.

What is a Lead Nurse, Community Nursing?

A Lead Nurse, Community Nursing is a valued member of the team, providing help with:

  • behavioural difficulties
  • autism
  • self-care skills, for example toileting, feeding, personal hygiene
  • continence assessments and advice
  • personal development covering issues on adolescence, public and private behaviour, stranger and danger awareness
  • play 
  • sleep problems 
  • diet.

How do I contact the Light House?

Please contact us for more information and advice.

How can I provide feedback about the Light House service? 

You can now fill out our online feedback form to let us know how we're doing. 

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Contact details

Email:
Post address:
Single Point of Access
Integrated Disabled Children's Service
The Light House
St Mark's Road
Derby
DE21 6AL
Phone: 01332 256990
Minicom: 01332 256666
Fax:: 01332 256989
The Light House
St Mark's Road
Derby
DE21 6AL