As a charity that supports children from across the Southeast, we appreciate it is not always easy for families to come to us.
Thanks to the generous support of some key grant making foundations, including Awards for All, we were able to launch our Outreach programme in January 2018. Since then, we have delivered over 275 hours of support to 26 families, including families who are unable to travel to our Centre in Cuckfield. As the demand for our early intervention service has greatly increased in 2018 and early 2019, so has the number of families we are supporting with our Outreach programme. This new funding from the National Lottery will help ensure that we can provide our Outreach service to a wider geographic area of families.
Our Outreach worker provides support for families in their own home, in a nursery or childcare setting. Due to current Covid19 Government guidelines, Carol is not able to currently visit families in these settings but is still working with parents over the telephone and email on a range of issues including play, behaviour, sleep and sensory issues, as well as assisting with forms and benefits, Education, Health, and Care Plans (EHCP) and accessing funding and resource.
Our Outreach Worker will work with the whole family, ensuring that all children are involved in play and supporting them on their journey as they as a family come to terms with the diagnosis their child has been given.
“We appreciate the expert help and advice we have been given by Carol Meadows, the Charity’s Outreach Worker. Her home visits are excellent and our son has really enjoyed them. We have also learned a lot from her in-depth knowledge about what other services might be available for our son, in West and East Sussex.”
We are able to offer our outreach services to those who would otherwise struggle to get such support. If you would like to book an in-home session please contact a member of our team.
We are delighted to be the first early years setting in West Sussex to have been awarded the National Portage Association Stamp of Approval. This award is given to early years settings that demonstrate they deliver inclusive early years education based upon Portage Principles for children with additional needs.