We provide responsive home care services to adults, families and children within the community and their own homes. This includes social engagement and personal care.
The aim of this service is to support the child with broadening their personal development skills through activity based care, and also to provide the main carer respite from their caring responsibilities.
Developing young people age 12 years and upwards to prepare for adulthood; prepare for their future through the development of their own transition plan. We will develop the young person’s skills and confidence setting them on the path to their future.
Activities are dependent on the young person’s interests, which can include: cubs/scouts, brownies, gym/sport sessions, IT based activities, bowling, cinema.
There is a clear focus on encouraging social engagement and development, which can include activities, looking into preparing for the future, travel training, education/employment guidance and support.
We work in line with the following legislation
- Children’s Act 1989 amended in 2004 with accompanying regulations and guidance
- Care Act 2014
- Health and Social Care Act (2008) Regulated Activities Regulations (2010);
- The Children (Leaving Care) Act (2000);
- Working Together to Safeguard Children (2013)
- Care Standards Act (2000).
We provide all mandatory training as well as service specific training which is based on service user’s needs. For example:
- Peg feeding
- Inclusive Play
Where other training is required, this will be sourced and developed to meet service user requirements.
Decisions are made in partnership with the child/young person, parents, carers, statutory and third sector support partners.
Our service is co-produced through working with significant parties involved with the person to help design and shape their service, ensuring the voice of the child/young person is central with others acting as a circle of support around them.
The child/young person’s voice is at the centre of their care plan, with voices of all other parties as additional support. The service will be delivered at the pace of the child/young person with communication and planning discussed in a manner they respond positively to.
Times services are provided are
- Monday-Friday: 3pm-10pm (term time)
- Saturday-Sunday: 9am-9pm
- School Holidays: 9am-9pm
- Night Wake: 9pm-7am
The buddy will be available in all areas of Wolverhampton and operate 7 days a week.