The 1:1 support for children and young people is delivered in the family home and local community, usually delivered weekly for 3-4hrs.
Working across Edinburgh we aim to match children/young people and their parent/carer/family with a worker who best meets their individual needs and shares their interests. Workers will engage with children in activities usually on a weekly basis - having fun and going places together that the child/young person enjoys.
We encourage parents/carers to think about how to maximise the impact of the service so that it can be delivered at a time that the parent/carer/siblings can also do something they enjoy whilst we are spending time with the child with additional support needs/disability.
The service is time-limited and is generally delivered once a week for up to 6 - 9 months, focussing on achieving change for the child/young person.
Assessment is carried out to ensure we can meet your needs and that we can deliver the service at a time that maximises the benefit not only to the child/young person with disability but for the parents/carers and siblings.
We want to achieve a sustainable change for the child/young person within the 6 to 9 month period that we are providing support.
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