Provision of social facilities and support for those with a learning disability and their carers. Clubs for adults with learning disabilities held in Retford (Stephen House Club, Thursday 7.00pm to 9.00pm at Stephen House Retford) and Worksop (Valley Social Club Monday 6.45pm-8.45pm The Crossing, Newcastle Street Worksop).
The teams include a wide range of health and social care specialists such as: Social Workers/Community Care Officers, Welfare Rights Officers, Transition Co-ordinators, Supported Living Co-ordinators, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Community Learning Disability Nurses.
The health professionals within the team will provide information and advice to adults with learning disabilities covering a wide spectrum of health related issues. They are often best placed to provide supoprt and assistance in the end stage of an individual's life due to the existing relationships and knowledge within the framework of the CLDT.
At this often difficult but vital stage of an individual's life, the health focus of the team will be on supporting the individual and their carers to understand the processes involved and providing therapeutic interventions to assist with both the physical and emotional implications. They will be integral to the liaison amongst wider members of the multi-disciplinary team and to the facilitation of all required planning and implementation of the individual's care needs. The community learning disability team is available as a resource to the individual and their carers, to enable informed, considered and fairer access to health care at a time when it is needed most.
These centres provide local families with young children - or a baby on the way - with the facilities and support they need.
Information about local services for children, young people and their families including child care and help available to pay for it
Training opportunities for parents/carers delivered by local colleges and other training providers
Tailored packages of support are available if required
Provides a fun, safe place for children to play and develop, a place for families to talk to each other. This could be in the centre, community venue or local toddler group.
A chance for all parents including fathers and young parents to get health and parenting advice and support from midwives, health visitors, family support workers and many more
Quality play and early learning experiences provided by children's workers, childminders, day care settings and schools; all supported by a teacher. This includes funded education for all three and four year olds for 12.5 hours per week.
Links with Job Centre Plus if you are considering new opportunities in employment or training , or need advice on benefits
All services aim to be inclusive for children and parents with additional needs, linking with specialist services and early support.
Opportunities to volunteer and be part of the management, planning and evaluation of children's centres and have a say about local services.
APTCOO - A Place to Call Our Own is a registered charity based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, working to improve the life chances of children, young people and their families who experience a wide range of barriers created by having special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). These barriers include conditions affecting social, educational, development and behaviour. Young people may experience neurological conditions and physical disabilities too. At the earliest opportunity we provide a wide range of information, advice and access to a personalised range of specialist health, care and education support services for children and young people with SEND and their whole family unit. We work as equals with young people and their families to help create better opportunities to succeed in life.
Open referral source, referrals are accepted for support to any family member or carer who has a child and/or young person with additional needs age 0-25 years. Referrals will be taken by telephone, email, mail and in person. Referrals accepted from parents, carers, health and social care professionals, education, children centres and other complementary organisations.
Our committed, friendly and well-qualified childcare team provides high-quality care and learning opportunities for children aged between 0-11 years. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with a focus on learning through play and we actively encourage parents to become involved in the life of our setting.
We are open from 7.30am — 6pm Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year, excluding bank holidays and three staff training days.
The Ladybirds group is for the 6-week to 2 year olds. This room is calm and inviting, with age-appropriate toys and a dedicated outside play area.
The Caterpillars group is for 2 to 3 year olds. This group is on a steep learning curve with their language and communication and physical development.
The Butterfly group is for the 3 to 5 year olds. This group is playing and learning fast, developing and growing in their understanding. The Butterflies have the free 15-hour entitlement and are reaching their Early Learning Goals ready for school. September 2017 will see us offering 30 hours free childcare for this age.
After-School Club: We have staff running an After-School Club for older children. Activities range from cooking to games in the sensory garden.
Occasional Wheelchair Use
If you require a wheelchair for occasional use, e.g. shopping, visiting relatives, going on holiday, your needs may be met by:
Shop Mobility Scheme. This is available in Retford and Worksop town centres. Wheelchairs may be borrowed free, from Chancery Lane Car Park in Retford, or Priory Centre Car Park in Worksop. The wheelchairs can only be used in the town centre. People are required to register with the scheme before using the wheelchairs - Worksop (01909) 479070 or Retford (01777) 705432. It is advisable to book in advance.
Some shops such as Asda, Tesco, Morrison’s, and Sainsbury’s have wheelchairs for use in-store. Ask at the Customer Information Desk.
Meadowhall, Four Seasons, Frenchgate, Crystal Peaks, and Victoria Centre are shopping centres that have wheelchairs to borrow while shopping in the centre. Pre-booking may be necessary at busy times.
Local mobility shops hire wheelchairs for short periods. There is usually a charge for this service.
Short term loan (up to three months)
If you require a manual wheelchair because you have a medical condition (such as a broken leg or ankle) which is likely to improve within three months, your Doctor, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or Community Nurse will be able to request one for short-term use from the Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES).
Long-term loan (Over six months)
If your Doctor or Health Care Professional has assessed that you require a wheelchair to use regularly and for the long term (over six months), they will make a referral to the wheelchair service for the most appropriate manual wheelchair from the available range. If you and your carer are not able to use or manage a manual wheelchair due to a physical or medical condition, you may be eligible for an attendant controlled powered wheelchair.
A voucher scheme is available. Following an assessment by service you may choose to receive a voucher towards the cost of a different or more expensive manual wheelchair of your choice
If a Doctor or Health Care Professional has referred you for a powered wheelchair, you will be asked to participate in a three-part assessment. This assesses whether your medical condition or physical disability causes your mobility to be severely restricted and that assesses whether your home is suitable to use and store a powered wheelchair. Your ability to safely drive (manoeuvre) the wheelchair will be assessed.
Buying a Wheelchair
You may wish to buy your own wheelchair, but it is strongly recommended that you seek advice from a health professional and try a range of wheelchairs before you purchase. Remember that all wheelchairs need to be regularly serviced.
The wheelchairs at Bassetlaw Hospital and Retford Hospital are for the use of patients and their carers during their visit/stay in hospital. They are for use within the hospital only.
Nottinghamshire County Council’s Public Health have commissioned a new and exciting website ‘Health for Kids’ which will be managed by the Youth Service. The website is due to be launched in January 2019.
Health for Kids is a health promotion website offering information in a fun and interactive way for primary school children, parents/carers and teachers. The website will offer local news on upcoming events, campaigns, blogs, articles and useful information about services available to children within Nottinghamshire. The website aims to help promote the health and wellbeing of children aged 5-11 years.
Moving forward, the Youth Service will also be managing the Health for Teens Website, which was launched back in January 2016. Health for Teens offers health and wellbeing advice and information to young people aged 11-19, promoting a healthy body and mind. The site provides local information on relevant services to signpost young people to within Nottinghamshire.
As a service we would like to inform you of how to contact us in regards to supporting the websites to ensure the information we include on the local pages is up to date and relevant for Nottinghamshire. For example, if you have an event you would like us to promote to children, young people, parents or carer, or if you have a campaign that is running locally we can publicise these on the Health for kids or Teens Website’s.
We would also like to request you to promote the relevant website to the appropriate age group through your service. We have a range of publicity material available electronically and a limited supply of hard copies.