SHSCT Children's Disability Service : Children's Disability Service, Southern Health and Social Care Trust N.Ireland

The project involved bespoke 1:1 packages of care for children with disabilities to combat family breakdown and the very real threat of children coming into the care system during Covid. This involved linking with contracted and non-contracted voluntary providers to get them to deliver unique child-centred activities in the community with support from the Short Breaks Team, Community Access Team and Transition Planning Team. Children with highly complex needs and those on the edge of care were specifically targeted as all of the schools had closed and families who normally had a break during school hours had to provide supervision/care.