Disabled Children and Young People’s Services

We provide 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.

Our Services
  • 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, Londonderry 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.

More information and contact details for services for disabled children and young people is available from:


Locations where this service is delivered


Contacts

Community Services, Omagh

Tyrone & Fermanagh Hospital

Omagh

Co Tyrone

BT79 0NS

Call us02882835050

Community Services, Enniskillen

2 Coleshill Road

Enniskillen

Co Fermanagh

BT74 7HG

Call us02866344000

Learning Disability Team

Rossabbey

98 William Street

Londonderry

BT48 9AD

Call us02871272950

Physical Disability Team

Slievemore House

2 Village Lane

Londonderry

BT48 8SA

Call us02871354031