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Children’s Disability Team – Western Trust

Contact Information

Lilac Villa, Gransha Park, Derry,
BT47 6TG View Location on Map >
Telephone Number
028 7186 0616
Web Address
http://www.westerntrust.hscni.netOpens in a new window

Please contact our office for more information using the telephone number given in this profile.

Other Information

Facilities Information

Main Services Provided

The Western Trust provides a range of services for disabled children and young people with a learning disability, physical disability and/or with physical health needs or sensory needs. These services aim to help disabled children and young people live lives that are as full as possible.

We use ‘Family Support’ across all our programmes for disabled children and young people, but only where it is the right and safe thing to do. We have set up a ‘Family Support panel’ involving all agencies working with disabled children and young people. Its role is to promote the best outcome for children and families based on a clear assessment of need. It provides a range of family support services that can be accessed by social workers in the Children’s Disability Programme.

These services include:
Western Education Support Team (WEST): a multi-disciplinary team including community children’s nurses, health visitors, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and family support workers
Social work service
Carer’s assessments
Community learning disability nursing service
Behaviour support service
Sensory support services
Transitions services: to help young people through their final years of school and into careers and work
assessment and treatment at Lakeview Hospital children’s ward
respite services such as:
Overnight respite in the Respite Cottages, Derry and Beltany House, Omagh
Host Family Scheme
domiciliary care
Direct Payments
summer schemes

We work closely with a wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies to support our work with children and young people.

Organisation Type
  • Health & Social Care
Main Age Groups
  • Less than 18 years
Method of Access (Referral)
  • GP
  • Health Visitor
  • Hospital
  • School
  • Self
  • Social Worker
Family Support Services Categories
  • Disabled Children and Young People
Main Category of Services
  • Disability
  • Signposting/Advice

Areas covered

  • Derry
  • Fermanagh
  • Omagh


Children’s Disability Team – Western Trust

  • Children’s Disability Team – Western Trust