Children with disabilities
Where can I find support?
Support for children with disabilities is available from a range of services:
The Council's Children's Disability service is based at 3 Knowsley Place, Duke Street, Bury and provides an assessment and care management service for children who have a permanent and substantial disability or a life-limiting illness. The legislative framework for the team is the Children Act 2004, but work is also undertaken under The Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000.
Information relating to the following areas can be found in the Bury Directory below:
- Short breaks and read more information on this short breaks page
- Sensory needs - hearing and visual
- Home tuition for children with disabilities
- Bury Parents Forum
Information and contact details for other agencies who can provide support are detailed in The Bury Directory - Families
How do I get support?
The child must:
- be 17 years or under
- be ordinarily resident in Bury Council
- have a permanent and substantial disability which may be physical, learning, sensory, communication and or Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- have a chronic life limiting illness, i.e. child's physical health serious and deteriorating
- Have a life threatening or terminal illness.