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Social care - Jigsaw4u Pre and Post Bereavement Support

Record details

Name of service
Jigsaw4u Pre and Post Bereavement Support
Commissioned by The London Borough of Sutton
Yes
Address
40 Mill Green Road
Mitcham
CR4 4HY

Journey Planner

Contact
Claire Powell
Telephone
020 8687 1384
email
clairepowell@jigsaw4u.org.uk
website
http://www.jigsaw4u.org.uk
facebook
https://www.facebook.com/jigsaw4u
twitter
https://twitter.com/jigsaw4u
About the service
Jigsaw4u Pre and Post Bereavement Service
Overview of the service
The service is available to all children, young people and families affected by cancer, life limiting illness or bereavement. Our model of support is child centred and flexible to meet the assessed needs of the child and family. We offer a wide range of support; telephone advice, 1:1 support sessions, family support, parent support, group support, activity days and training. The support is delivered in a variety of settings e.g. Jigsaw4u, school, hospital, hospice or the family home.
Communication and interaction needs
The support offered is flexible and aims to meet the identified needs of children and young people.
Cognition and learning needs
The support offered is flexible and aims to meet the identified needs of children and young people.
Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
The support offered is flexible and aims to meet the identified needs of children and young people.
Sensory needs
The support offered is flexible and aims to meet the identified needs of children and young people.
Physical needs
The support offered is flexible and aims to meet the identified needs of children and young people.
Specific or complex health needs
The support offered is flexible and aims to meet the identified needs of children and young people.
Categories of need
Complex health needs, Mild Learning Difficulty / Disability, Moderate Learning Difficulties/ Disability (MLD), Mild Speech and Language difficulty, Moderate Speech and Language difficulty, SpLD (Specific learning Difficulties), Mobility Disabilities, Communication needs (Speech, Language and Communication), Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Down Syndrome, Social, Mental and Emotional Health, Visual Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Impairment, Spina Bifida, Challenging Behaviour, Global Development Delay
Age ranges
3 to 25
Who we provide for
Mixed
Service availability
Monday to Friday. Morning and afternoons
What we do
We provide support to children, young people and families affected by cancer, life limiting illness or bereavement. We do this in our delivery of a seamless support service offering: • Early support – providing advice to children, adults and professionals around understanding the illness and medical process. • Pre-bereavement support – providing support for the family around the child’s emotional and practical needs. • Bereavement support - providing children and families the opportunity to share experiences and feelings, and celebrate the life of the person who has died. The support is child centred and flexible to meet the assessed needs of the child and family. We offer a wide range of support; telephone advice, 1:1 support sessions, family support, parent support, group support, activity days and training. The support is delivered in a variety of settings e.g. Jigsaw4u, school, hospital, hospice or the family home.
Is there a waiting list?
Yes
Are there any taster sessions?
No
Do you need a support worker?
No
Can you take your support worker with you?
Yes
Does parent / carer have to stay?
No
Is parent / carer allowed to stay?
Yes
Can siblings attend?
Yes
Staff SEND skills
We currently employ a worker who has a diploma in Special Education Needs Level 3 and is a qualified Health Care Play Specialist
Have staff had safeguarding training in last year?
Yes
Staff Disability Awareness trained in last year?
No
Complaints procedure
Yes
Are staff trained in specialist interventions?
No
Are there staff trained in manual handling?
No
Assessing child safety
The support offered will be planned in conjunction with the parent/carer to ensure the child's well being and safety.
Referral routes
The service is available to children and young people from 0-25 years. Anyone can ask us for help - parents, children, schools, GP’s, Macmillan nurses, school nurses, social workers etc. They just have to ring us or contact us by email.
Deciding who can use the service
Once a referral is received an initial assessment is undertaken to ensure that the service meets the children and young people's identified needs.
Facilities
No hoist and tracking. Service delivered in a variety of venues across the borough - Jigsaw4u, schools, hospice etc
Accessibility features
Secure environment, Accessible parking
Communication methods used
Signs and symbols
Respite & Support
Emotional Well-being, Support groups and Voluntary Organisations
Education and childcare
Schools
Leisure and play
Friendships & relationships
Preparation for adulthood
Parents, siblings and Family carers
Communicating with parents and carers
The views of service user are throughout the work undertaken.
Is the service fully accessible?
The service aims to be accessible to all children and young people, to enable this our work will often take place in schools.
Ensuring inclusion
The service is available to all children and young people.
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