Hertfordshire Community Service: Child personal care

Contact us

01438 315191
Room 307
3rd Floor
Swingate House

These contact details are for this service. For everything else, email helpline@scope.org.uk or call free 0808 800 3333.

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This service

We offer personal care at home, also known as domiciliary care, social care or home care, for disabled children and young people, 24 hours a day. We’ll help your son or daughter with getting ready for school, taking medication, eating and any other personal support that they may need.

With us it’s much more than daily tasks – it’s helping your child learn important life skills for themselves, becoming more confident and independent. We never set limits on any child’s potential. That’s why we’ll work with you and your child to find out what matters most.

Is it for you?

We support disabled children and young people up to 18 with any impairment, sometimes known as special needs. These include dysphagia, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism, physical impairments and learning difficulties. We also support disabled children with clinical needs such as tracheostomy, gastrostomy, suction, oxygen and medication administration.

Getting started

We will talk with you and your child to find out what’s important and how they need to be supported. Together, we’ll develop a support plan around the things you want to do, with a focus on what you’d like your child to achieve.

Your support staff

We’ll find support staff who you and your child will get on with.

Supporting families with disabled children for 60 years, we know just how much selecting friendly and caring staff matters. We train our staff thoroughly to provide safe and quality support.

You can pay for using your direct payments, personal budgets, private income or through the local authority.

Book us for an hour or two as needed, or at a regular time that suits your family.

Where we are based