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

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Contact Information

Childrens Respite Cottage, Shepherds Way, Londonderry, BT47 5GW
Contact Person
Claire Lindsay
Telephone Number
028 7132 9308
Email Address
Web Address
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Additional Information

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.
Available to Age Groups
Category of Services
  • Disability - Learning Disability, Autism, ADHD
Areas covered
  • Derry
  • Fermanagh
  • Limavady
  • Omagh
  • Strabane

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