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Service Description

Apasen offer a flexible service for children and young people to support them to take part in a range of activities in the community, considering the views and interests of the child or young person accessing the service.

Apasen will actively encourage children and young people to participate in activities of their choice. The service will be provided to children and young people individually (i.e. on ratios of 1:1) or in a group (i.e. on ratios of 1 staff to 2 or 1 staff to 3 children/young people) depending on the level of need.

Apasen provide person centred services based on the social model of disability and on a good understanding of the principles inherent in the Children Act 1989 and its associated Regulations and Guidance; the National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services; the Care Standards Act 2000; Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010; the Children’s and Families Act 2014; the Care Act 2014; UNICEF UK’s Child Rights; and the Tower Hamlets Children and Families Strategy 2019-2024.1

Apasen work in partnership with parents, carers and other agencies to provide high quality provision to meet the holistic needs of children and young people needing a short break. All parties involved in safeguarding and promoting the child or young person’s welfare shall consult, co-operate and co-ordinate their activities in order to achieve the best results for the child or young person and his or her family.

Apasen also provide service to the Children and young people with complex health needs, including those with physical and/or learning disabilities, those who require palliative care (continuing care) and those with associated sensory impairments. Complex health needs include children and young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties and complex and severe medical needs who may also have additional physical and/or sensory impairment.

Additional Information

Additional Information

We provide following services-
• Domiciliary care for adult and children
• Befriending service for children
• 1:1 Support
• Carers respite service.
• Outreach service
• Night Services
• Advice on benefits, services, and schemes
• Information on entitlements and how to claim
• Help with completing forms
• Checking that payments are correct and up to date
• Support on housing/rehousing
• Initial benefit assessments, guidance if circumstances change and helping with mandatory reconsideration process (PIP, ESA, and Attendance Allowance etc.)
• Our specialisations include:
• Personal Independence Payment(PIP)
• Disability Living Allowance
• Attendance Allowance
• Employment and support allowance and other disability related benefits.
• Universal Credit

Suitable for ages

Age of Users
From 5 To 17

Questions & Answers

Are The Premises Accessible For Wheelchair Users?
Can Families Self-Refer To The Service?
Do You Have A Waiting List?
Do You Have Child Protection Policies And Procedures
Do You Offer Specific Support For Children With Additional Needs?
Eligibility - Can The Service Be Accessed By Extended Family Members Or Carers
Has A Service Description?
Is There A Waiting List?
Please Specify Whether The Referral Needs To Come From Another Agency: Other

Further Information

Provider Type
Short Breaks SEND Short Breaks
Suitable For
Challenging Behaviour Downs Syndrome Motor Impairment Long Term Medical Conditions Cerebral Palsy Mental Health Neurological Conditions Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD) Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI) Physical Disability Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD) Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SLCN) Visual Impairment Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Social, Emotional, Behaviour Difficulty (SEBD) Complex Needs Epilepsy
Delivery Channels
Office / Premises Idea Store Other Youth Club
Referral Criteria
None (Self-referral) Via Social Care Professional