Care Co-ordination Service
The service is for children and young people, up until their 18th birthday, who:
- have complex health, learning or therapy needs
- have a newly acquired disability or brain injury
- have recently moved into Lewisham
- have recently moved into the country
- are receiving palliative or end of life care.
What the care co-ordinator will do
The care co-ordinator will listen and respond to the views and wishes of the child/young person and their family, and with consent, will:
- promote and support multi-agency working
- share information among professionals
- liaise with the professional network
- provide advice and support
- signpost to relevant agencies.
Referrals for care co-ordination
Referrals for care co-ordination should be sent to the care co-ordination administrator by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and must have documented parental consent.
The service is made up of a team for children aged up to five and a team for five–18-year-olds.
Care co-ordination will be reviewed with the family every six months.
When a referral is not accepted, the care co-ordinator will update the referrer and the family, and where appropriate, signpost the family to relevant agencies.