What is home support?

Home Support is when a care worker is matched to a child who has a substantial complex need or multiple disabilities and requires additional personal care and support.

The additional care the worker will provide can include:

  • Help with washing and dressing;
  • Helping the child/young person to develop social skills;
  • Providing activities at home or outdoors;
  • Befriending services in the community.

The package offered is intended to support improvements and to assist in the achievement of goals for your child.

Who is eligible?
The service supports children and young people who meet the threshold for Disabled Children’s Social Care and who have been assessed as required personal care services and/or befriending services in their own home or in the community.

Who provides Home Support?
Home Support is provided by organisations who have a contract with Birmingham Children’s Trust. There are many different organisations available and your social worker or family support worker will be able to help you find the right organisation who can meet the care needs of your child