Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities


Oxfordshire Children’s Respite Nursing Team

The Oxfordshire Children's Respite Nursing Team is a team of nurses working with the Children’s Community Nurses.

They offer respite care in the home for children with complex healthcare needs. Children must live in Oxfordshire to be eligible to receive care.

The service is available from Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. However, they try to be as flexible as possible and can consider occasional weekday evenings. They may be able to increase respite if acute illness or crisis occurs. Sessions are normally three hours in duration, weekly or fortnighly.

Phone: 01865 902700 (office), 07768654901 (Respite Co-ordinator mobile)

Email: ccn.team@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

Address: Raglan House, 23 Between Towns Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 3LX

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Thomley

Thomley is a place for people of all ages and abilities.

They are based on a 9 acre site and they have: a soft play area, art room, sensory room, bike track, zip wire, play rooms, imagination room, fort, cycle track, park, music room, imagination room, teenage den and much more!

PLUS they have additional activities on selected days, such as: giant bubbles, woodwork, sports workshops and music therapy workshops. People with and without diagnosis are welcome at Thomley, they have focus days for for everyone - preschool, teenage, adult, quiet, family, community and more.

They are based in Worminghall, Buckinghamshire - just outside Oxfordshire, but of course everyone from Oxfordshire is most welcome!

Website: https://thomley.org.uk/

Address: Menmarsh Road, Worminghall, Buckinghamshire HP18 9JZ

Phone: 01844 338380 (office hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 9am-5pm)

Contact Page: https://thomley.org.uk/contact-us/

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SMILE – Sensory Musical Interactive Learning Experience

SMILE sessions provide a space for interaction and communication in a fun way, using smell, touch, taste, sound and sight. It is primarily for adults with complex needs, learning difficulty and autism using a total communication approach but the model can easily be adapted and is also used with children.

SMILE has been running since 2002, originating at Redlands, North Cherwell Day Service. It was set up by Celia Chasey whilst employed by OCC. She now runs SMILE independently providing a package which includes training staff to run sessions in their own venue, in day centres and residential homes.

She also runs sessions for children as part of a holiday scheme or she can tailor sessions to suit individual needs.

SMILE sessions can be visited at Redlands Daytime Support, Banbury - please contact Jayne England, Day Service Worker on 01295 263594.

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Website: www.oxtc.co.uk/SMILE.shtml

Contact Name: Celia Chasey

Phone Number: 07904722620

Email: allsmiles4smile@googlemail.com

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