Our Children’s Palliative Care service
is planned and delivered through the collaborative efforts of a multidisciplinary team that includes the child, family, care team, external partners and service providers. We offer support to children with life-limiting conditions from birth to their 18th birthday. All our palliative care is provided FREE to families.
Care is delivered by LauraLynn House in a ‘Home away from Home’ environment and by LauraLynn@Home in the child’s family home.
LauraLynn@HOME was officially launched June 2014 and aims to deliver hands-on care care and support to children with life-limiting conditions and their families in the family home. This care will be provided by a team of experienced children’s nurses and healthcare assistants. Learn more about our at home service here
Our ‘Palliative Care’ service supports children and families by
- Working with hospitals on discharge planning, supporting medically compromised children, (i.e. oxygen dependant, tracheostomy care, NG feeds, etc.)
- Transitional Care from hospital to home
- Respite Care – including day/overnight in LauraLynn House and in the child’s family home.
- 24 hour Crisis Care and telephone contact
- Provision of Children’s Palliative Care
- Identifying and accessing support within local communities
- A member of our team will be assigned to each family as their Key Worker
- Practical support from birth to families
- Support in the home
- Parent training
- A range of therapeutic interventions
- Support and advice in relation to hospital admissions
- On-going reviews of each child’s needs and the creation of an Individualised Care Plan
- Day and overnight accommodation for families
- Liaising with other agencies and Primary Care Team.
Further information on Referral & Admissions Criteria here
Our Disability service
provides a residential setting that is homely and promotes the privacy, dignity and safety of each young adult/child.
Our aim is to deliver the highest standard of support in accordance with best practice, for each child/young adult in accordance to their individual plans while ensuring privacy, dignity and confidentiality at all times.
We provide high support residential and respite care in three separate living accommodation units to children and young people.
The principles that underpin our care are to
- Provide the care and support to promote age-appropriate autonomy and an excellent quality of life for children/young adults
- Promote a child/person-centred and age-appropriate approach to service provision that meets the needs of each child/person
- Safeguard and protect each child/young adult
- Listen to the child’s/young adults voice and uphold and promote the equal rights of young adults/children with disabilities
- Promote the health and development of each child/young adult
- Promote integration within the community and the development of social networks
- Provide effective governance arrangements with clear leadership, management and lines of accountability
- Plan and use resources effectively
- Deliver responsive and consistent services based on evidence, good practice and in the best interests of the child/young adult.