Specialist care (special needs activity centre)
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Focused Healthcare provides all training for a local authority adventure playground that supports children with disabilities.
This training involves annual competencies around seizure management, enteral feeding, administration of medications and anaphalxisis. Focused Healthcare is able to support staff on awareness training and bespoke individual training for children as we have a Paediatric Clinical Education team in addition to our Clinical Nursing Team.
In addition to this annual training service the local authority approached Focused Healthcare as there were a number of children with learning difficulties that had complex health needs who were excluded from this facility due to the complexity of their health needs. Focused Healthcare were fully experienced, knowledgeable and had the skills to provide enhanced comprehensive training to ensure these children could access the centre that their peer group attended.
With Focused Healthcare support, staff were able to organise a weekend away with all children attending regardless of their health needs. It was a tremendous success and happy event for all involved.
The comprehensive training Focused Healthcare offers has become hugely popular resulting in a rolling programme that other local authorities have asked us to provide across London. This allows children with severe complex health needs to access after school facilities and weekend respite who otherwise would be excluded.