Aiming High Home and Community Support Service provides one to one support for children and young people with a disability in their own home or in the community.
The child or young person is aged between 0 - 17 and five months old, lives in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames or Royal Borough of Kingston and the child or young person has a disability.
The service was inspected by the Care Quality Commission in February 2016.
How to access the service?
If the child or young person meets the eligibility criteria for the service an online referral form needs to be completed by the parent.
We would prefer all applications to be on the online form. However, if a paper form is needed please contact us (see bottom of this page).
What happens next?
If the support package is agreed by the monthly Short Breaks Panel, a home visit from the Home Community Support Team will be arranged. The scheme will be explained in further detail and discussions of possible Support Workers available to support the child or young person will take place.
All Support Workers are recruited, subject to enhanced DBS clearances, and satisfactory reference checks. They will complete core training which includes Safeguarding, Moving and Handling and First Aid and other training relevant to the child or young person they are supporting.
There is no charge for the support provided. However, parents/carers are required to meet the expenses of the activity and travel costs for both the child or young person and the Support Worker if they are out together. Travel expenses for the Support Worker to and from the family home before and after the support, is covered by the worker.
Support will be agreed for a fixed timescale but reviewed every 6 months. For support to be continued, a new referral will be needed using the online re- referral form form. If a referral for continuation of support is agreed, a home visit to review and update the paperwork and support will be required.
The scheme will carry out regular checks on staff, collect data, and will record regular feedback from children and young people.
Expectations of the Service
- To provide a quality support to children, young people and their families.
- Have an experienced workforce.
- Offer specialist training to staff to enable them to support the individual needs of the child a/young person they are working with.