Support services for children and young people
At Prestige Nursing + Care we believe passionately that everyone has the right to a full and happy life in their own home whatever their age, ability or background. We support, and care for, children and young people across a range of physical and mental health and medical conditions, some of which can be terminal and life-limiting:
Supporting a young person moving into sheltered housing,
Offering respite care for a child with a disability and their family,
Providing palliative care for child with a terminal illness.
Our aim is to provide complete peace of mind for our child and young adult clients, and their families, and a seamless continuity of support through to adulthood.
Our dedicated team for children & young adult care
Our support and care plans for every one of our child and young adult clients are overseen by our Lead Nurse for Paediatric Services, and are shared with GPs, community health team, the Local Authority, education establishments, and employer, if applicable.
All Prestige Nursing + Care staff from Head Office to each nurse and carer are fully DBS-checked to work with children and young people. We are highly selective about the nurses and carers we employ, who all undergo an intensive Prestige training programme before they are assigned a care and support programme. Every nurse and carer is continuously monitored to ensure that they are providing the highest standards of support and care.
Each of our branches is CQC registered and works closely with the local authority and NHS teams in GP practices, community health and other specialist treatment units.
Our Approach to Supporting Children and Young People
Providing support and care for children and young people can be complex as wider support is often required for their family, or loved ones. Young people who are over 18 may already be living independently and require support both at home, in the community and at work.
Prestige Nursing + Care support and home care services are designed to be unique to the requirements of the individual child or young person and provide wider support for families. Our support and care plans are carefully considered with your GP, community health teams, local authority teams, schools, colleges and a workplace, if applicable, and comply with the Common Assessment Framework process. This process protects children and young people up to the age of 19 (or 24 if a young person with a disability) to be safe and protected and able to enjoy life, achieve independence and be socially active in their community.
We will help and advise you without obligation on the types of support packages that are available and how we can support your child, or loved one’s needs in the most practical and affordable way from respite care, specialist nursing care to personal care and companionship at home.
Our Partners in Supporting Children & Young People
We support fully the Every Child Matters initiative and we work closely with Whizz-Kidz, a national charity which helps transform the lives of disabled children.
Prestige is a member of Headway, the brain injury charity, with whom we work closely to deliver training programmes, The British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers and the Spinal Injuries Association.
Please contact us to learn how we can support your child, or loved one, and you.