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Kids House Respite Unit

Kids House offer overnight respite services for 6-18 years, offering support to children and young people to have fun and develop new skills while giving parents/carers a well-earned break.

Kids House is situated close to local amenities and staff strive to ensure children/young people have opportunities to access the local community in our adapted vehicles. Kids House employs a highly experienced and qualified staff team, to support the children and young people. We ensure regular reviews of the service, taking into account feedback from both children/young people and their parents/carers.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Carole Ross
Contact Position
Service Manager
Telephone
02392 414944
E-mail
carole.ross@kids.org.uk
Notes

Who can I contact for further information?

. Your allocated Social Worker

. Kids House Manager Carole Ross 02392 414944

 

Where to go

Name
Kids House
Address
The Smile Centre
Hemlock Road
Waterlooville
Hampshire
Postcode
PO8 8QT
Accessibility
Accessible changing, Physical adaptations, Secure environment, Wheelchair access, Level access, Accessible toilets, Disabled parking

Time / Date Details

When is it on
School days open from 3pm until 9am the next day. Weekends and holidays drop off at 4pm and collection the next day at 3pm

Other Details

Costs

Details
Costs vary based on the 1-1 need of the young person, please contact the manager who can advise on individual prices.

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Referrals accepted from Social workers, but parents can self refer if they receive Direct payments or Personal Budgets

Other notes

Kids House provides respite to young people with disabilities, we are able to manage their health needs or challenging behaviour associated with their disabilities.

Local Offer

Local Offer
Description

Kids House offer overnight respite services for 6-18years, offering support to children and young people to have fun and develop new skills while giving parents/carers a well-earned break.

Kids House is situated close to local amenities and staff strive to ensure children/young people have opportunities to access the local community in our adapted vehicles. Kids House employs a highly experienced and qualified staff team, to support the children and young people. We ensure regular reviews of the service, taking into account feedback from both children/young people and their parents/carers.

Where is it located?

Kids House is located between Fareham and Gosport on the A32, just 5 minutes from the M27 motorway. Kids House can provide support for children/young people from Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville, Portsmouth, Southampton and surrounding areas.

Contact Name
Carole Ross
Contact Telephone
01329 242964
Contact Email
carole.ross@kids.org.uk
Who does your service provide for?

Kids House provides a service for children/young people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and health needs from 6-18 years.

Individual assessments are carried out at the time of referral by the social worker, Kids House staff, parents/carers and the identified support need is met from this assessment, which is regularly reviewed. Kids House staff team access training appropriate to their role and also access support from CAMHS, specialist schools our children/young people attend and the community nursing team.

How can I start using the service?

Referrals can be made by the child/young person’s social worker or directly by parents wishing to access the service through Direct Payments and Personal Budgets. Once a referral has been received, Kids House will arrange a visit and to complete relevant paperwork. Once completed the child/young person will be invited for 2-3 tea-time visits, these are then progressed to the 1st overnight stay. Nights are planned 3 months in advance and Kids House tries to give parents/carers some flexibility in choice of nights.

 

How are decisions made about who can use your service?

. The child/young persons identified need

. Do Kids House staffs have the appropriate training, skills and experience to meet the child/young person’s need?

. Is the environment appropriate to meet the child/young person’s need?

Kids House will work closely with the child/young person’s social workers and family in this process.

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making?

We actively seek feedback through a variety of methods from children/young people, families and other professionals to actively engage them in the development of the service provided by Kids House.

Kids House staff use verbal communication, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and Makaton to communicate with the children/young people.

Kids House complete Personal Information forms that go home with the children/young people after each break detailing a child/young person’s stay including food they have eaten, activities and sleep pattern.

Is your service fully accessible?

Kids House provides all its services on the ground floor. There is full wheelchair access. We have 1 bedroom with ceiling hoist and also have a portable hoist. We have 3 bathrooms accessible to the children/young people.

Support to our children/young people is planned in the following ways

. Individual care plans

. Management of the physical environment

. Individualised menus which take into account personal likes, dislikes and any allergies.

 

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?

Kids' staff have individualised training linked to their job role and receive regular supervision and an annual appraisal. All our staff have NVQ level 3 or are working towards this.

Other Core Training includes:-

Safeguarding

First Aid

Epilepsy

Medication

Moving and Handling

Food Hygiene

Team Teach

Prevent

Professional Boundaries

 

How will I know my child is safe?

Kids House manager Carole Ross has the responsibility for ensuring the service is offered safely. The safeguarding of children/young people in Kids house is paramount.

Children/young people are kept safe in a number of ways:-

We employ 2 safeguarding leads and our manager is one of these leads.

The assessment of children and young people sets out the individual care needs, planned outcomes/objectives and sets an agreed plan of how your child/young person’s needs will be met.

There is a robust recruitment process, all staff have pre-employment checks which include references and DBS police checks. Staffs receive regular supervision, by one of the senior team.

The security of the building is via a pad door access system and has alarmed external doors and windows. Visitors are asked for ID and sign in and out of the building.

Children/young people in Kids House and the community are supported at a staffing level that is identified in their individual care plan and risk assessment.

All staff receives safeguarding training.

Kids House is inspected by an independent visitor once per month and twice yearly by OFSTED.

Which of the following applies to your setting?
Secure environment
Physical Adaptations
Accessible changing
Disabled parking
Accessible toilets
Wheelchair access
What communication methods are you familiar with?
PECS
Makaton
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