Children with Disabilities Team

The Children with Disabilities Team help children who have a disability which affects their everyday life.  This team is part of the wider Integrated Disability Service.

Index of Disabled Children

Register with us and be involved in the planning & development of services.

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Our team can work with:

  • Children who are blind or have a visual impairment
  • Children with a hearing impairment
  • Children with severe, profound and/or complex disabilities.
  • Children with a chronic illness which has a marked adverse affect on daily life
  • Children with a physical disability which is permanent or long term
  • Children with autism

If you are not sure whether your child qualifies for help, please contact us.

You can ask for help yourself or you can ask someone else, like a friend, teacher, health visitor or doctor to get in touch with us for you. We will need to know more about your child to find out if we can offer you an assessment for services. We may ask for your permission to get in touch with other people who know your child. We’ll then let you know whether you are eligible for an assessment.

This is called an initial assessment and we usually finish this within 7 working days. In complicated cases we may need to make a further assessment, called a core assessment, and that could take up to 35 working days.

If you need any more information, please contact us.

We may be able to offer you:

  • holiday play schemes
  • care at home
  • some aids and adaptations
  • financial help (e.g. money towards travel costs for hospital visits)
  • introductions to local support groups
  • short break services
  • Those on the Index of Disabled Children will receive a Newsletter

We offer a variety of short breaks. These are given following an assessment of the child and carers needs.There are a range of short break services, which can be given both at the child's home and outside of the home. These include help from link families, session workers and sitters who are fully trained and approved.

For more detailed information, please see the:

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Children with complex needs whose respite care needs cannot be met within a link family are able to stay at either Golwg y Gamlas or Golwg y Bannau Residential Short Break Provision Units.

These offer short breaks for children and young people who have more serious physical disabilities and/or display challenging behaviour. The units are part of the Ysgol Penmaes Campus in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is unique in that it houses both a short break and residential service. It is run by the council and houses young people with disabilities from all over Powys.

Golwg y Bannau is a 6 bed unit, providing residential and short breaks for children and young people with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Golwg y Gamlas is a three bed unit, providing short breaks for children and young people with complex needs.

Children and young people will only be admitted to the home if the Children with Disability Resource Panel agrees. The panel meet to discuss all admissions on a monthly basis. There are some criteria for admission and you should ask your social worker about this before you apply.

Contact the Team

More Information

Our documents:

Powys Short Breaks Statement

Links to other websites:

Snap Cymru

Tros Gynnal