Health Visitors are qualified nurses who have undertaken specialist training in order to support families with young children. Their role is to work with families to identify their and their child’s health needs and to help give them the best possible start in life through implementation of the Healthy Child Programe 0-5.
Barnardos Sure Start Children's Centre
Carlisle Rural Sure Start Children’s Centre delivers a variety of services and activities at various locations in the local community.
Telephone: 01228 791775
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and Barnardo’s My Time Service provides services to all children and young people aged 0-18 years living in North Cumbria who are experiencing mental health difficulties. This includes children and young people who may be living in difficult and challenging circumstances. CAMHS accept referrals from any professional working with a child, young person or their family.
Please note we do not accept self-referrals at the current time.
Depending on how old your child is, we might ask a few questions about their hearing and any related conditions they might have. We might also do a few different hearing tests during your appointment. Conditions we help you manage are permanent hearing loss, speech or language difficulties, temporary hearing loss due to conditions like glue ear or tinnitus. You can also self-refer your child by contacting the team below.
Telephone: 01228 608029
Children's Community Nursing
We are a specialist nursing team who provide care to children and young people. We deliver most of our services in people's homes. We also work in nurseries, schools, and local clinics. If you’re involved in the care of a child or young person, you can self-refer them to this service by downloading and completing a referral form.
Our multidisciplinary team are able to help children and young people with a range of health and developmental problems. These include children with a diagnosed disability, chronic illness and special or complex needs. We can also help those who have fallen behind or their developmental milestones. You can self-refer by contacting your local Child Development Centre.
Telephone: 01228 608112
Children's Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapists help children and young people who have difficulty doing everyday activities. This can be things like getting dressed, school work or playing. Your child can be referred to this service by any social care, education or medical professional. You can also self-refer by downloading and completing a referral form.
The Children’s Physiotherapy team help to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Some of the conditions we help you manage are: sports injuries, congenital disorders, neurological conditions, neuromuscular disorders and more. Your child can be referred to this service by their school or by any health professional. You can also self-refer by downloading and completing a referral form
Children's Speech and Language Therapy
We work with children and young people up to the age of 19 who have speech, language or communication needs. We can also help if your child has difficulties with eating, drinking or swallowing. You can self-refer your child to this service by downloading and completing a referral form.
Medicines for Children
The new Medicine's for Children website is a way to provide practical information for Parents/Carers on how to give medicines safely at home.
The medicines information pages cover many of the medicines that are prescribed or recommended for children by health professionals. They answer frequent questions, such as how and when to give the medicine, what to do if you forget to give the medicine, and any possible side-effects.
You can also read information or watch our short videos about giving different types of medicines, including tablets, capsules, liquid medicine, inhalers, eye drops/ointment and ear drops.
See more practical and reliable advice about giving your child medicines at www.medicinesforchildren.org.uk
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