Powys Integrated Disability Service (IDS) is a multi-agency service where professionals from health, education, children’s social care services and voluntary agencies work together to provide support for children and young people with disabilities and their families.
The service begins with a referral and assessment from one or more of the teams listed below. If this shows that 2 or more of these teams are working with you and your child, a Team Around the Family meeting is organised to meet with you, discuss the support you may need, and agree on an action plan. This is only done if you and/or your child agrees.
Our aim is to work with you to enable your child or young person to reach their full potential and maximise their independence.
The teams and services which participate are:
Powys County Council
Action for Children are providing a range of support services to Families in Powys. Powys Referral Scheme has been set up in partnership with the Integrated Disability Service to support children and young people (aged 0-25yrs) with additional needs such as physical, behavioural or learning difficulties.
If your child needs additional support in services such as Childcare, Early Years Education, Play, Leisure and Recreation Activities, including Powys Youth & Leisure services activities, Brownies, Guides, Scouts, Cubs etc.
For more information please contact the Action for Children office:
Powys Referral Scheme c/o Action for Children
360 Skylark Way,
Tel: 01686 62867
Short breaks provide positive activities for disabled children and young people as well as a break for their parents. These are given following an assessment of the child and carers needs. There are a range of short break services available at both an early support (targeted) and complex support levels. These can be given both at the child's home and outside of the home. They include help from family support workers and sitters who are fully trained and approved.
For more detailed information, please see the: