The Community Nurse provides developmental programmes which support the development of children with intellectual disabilities from birth to preschool age. This service is delivered with planned home visits, the aim of which is to support parents to identify and carry out development goals for their child within their family. We also provide developmental groups for young children with other team members for children over one year. We provide advice and support on young children’s medical needs and work closely with other health professionals.
Access to the Community Nursing Service is open to all children with an intellectual disability under three years of age.
Currently Referrals may be made through Springtime Early Intervention Service by relevant health care professionals, other agencies, hospitals and/or other individuals/services.
Any complaint regarding any aspect of the service can be discussed in the first instance with the employee providing the service or the Manager of the service.
The Early Intervention service aims to provide a high quality, responsive service to children and their families in so far as it possible. They invite families within the service to bring to their attention any comments, compliments and/or complaints you may have. This can be done verbally, by letter or by filling out the ‘Your Service Your Say’ form, which is available through your keyworker or any team member. Feedback is very important as it helps the Early Intervention Team to learn and understand what is important for you and your child.
Further information on any of the Springtime Early Intervention Policies, Procedures,
Protocols and Guidelines are available to you on request.
Research Projects involving the Community Nursing Services: None at present.
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