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Respite Care for Learning Disabled Children (Derry) – Western Trust

Contact Information

Address
Childrens Respite Cottage, Shepherds Way, Londonderry,
Postcode
BT47 5GW View Location on Map >
Contact Person
Claire Lindsay
Telephone Number
028 7132 9308
Fax Number
028 7131 1045
Email Address
clairem.lindsay@westerntrust.hscni.net
Web Address
http://www.westerntrust.hscni.net Opens 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 Children's Respite Cottage is a six bedded unit that provides regular, short-term respite care for children with varying degrees of learning disability and associated conditions.

We support children with learning disability aged 5-18 years, and their families and carers. Children must have a learning disability to avail of our service. In addition we can support children that have health problems that may require additional assistance in ensuring that their needs are met. e.g. gastromy devices; children who are fed naso-gastrically, children with diabetes, epilepsy etc.

We also support children that display mild to moderate behavioural.

We provide short term respite care that enables carers of children with learning disability a much needed break as well as giving the child an opportunity to spend time with other young people. Children can still attend school whilst in our care and out of school hours, we aim to ensure that children benefit from as many social/recreational activities and experiences as possible.

Referrals can come from community key workers, i.e. community nurses, social worker. If you want to avail of our services, your case will then be transferred to a social worker within learning disability services.

Organisation Type
  • Statutory
  • Health & Social Services
Main Age Groups
  • 5-11 years
  • 12-16 years
  • 17-18 years
Method of Access (Referral)
  • Social Worker
Family Support Services Categories
Main Category of Services

Areas covered

  • Derry
  • Fermanagh
  • Limavady
  • Omagh
  • Strabane

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Respite Care for Learning Disabled Children (Derry) – Western Trust

  • Respite Care for Learning Disabled Children (Derry) – Western Trust