Help from the Integrated Disability Service

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 Teaching Health Board

Powys County Council

  • Schools Service
  • Educational Psychology
  • Sensory Service
  • Children’s Services
  • Children with Disabilities Team
  • Action For Children - Community Support
  • Adult Services
  • Transition Social Workers
  • Occupational Therapists (for Adaptations)

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 ChildcareEarly Years EducationPlay, Leisure and Recreation Activities, including Powys Youth & Leisure services activities, Brownies, Guides, Scouts, Cubs etc.

How to apply

For more information please contact the Action for Children office:

Powys Referral Scheme c/o Action for Children

Skylark Centre,

360 Skylark Way,

Newtown

SY16 1HW

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.

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  • Address:
    Integrated Disability Service
    Powys County Hall
    Spa Road East
    Llandrindod Wells
    Powys
    LD1 5LG
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