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Special needs childcare support and hiring help

a_foakes Member Posts: 20 Connected
edited December 2018 in Cerebral palsy
Hi all,

I am looking to hire some home help as my daughter is now 16 months old and does not yet have head control. Has anyone else followed a similar route and if so could you pass on any tips / advice? I would be very grateful to hear of others experiences.

Wishing you wonderful weekends,


  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,793 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @a_foakes, hopefully some of our members will be able to help you out with this!
  • a_foakes
    a_foakes Member Posts: 20 Connected
    Thanks Pippa. The idea of handing over care to someone else is pretty daunting but I think I need a break every now and again or I'll burn out. To start off with I'm just looking for someone to help me but I think longer term it might be healthy to work towards being able to leave my daughter with someone else albeit for a couple of hours.  
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,174 Scope online community team
    Good to speak with you again. I did some research yesterday evening and I have found a website that I believe would be a good starting point when looking for a suitable person to help with your little girl. Childcare.co.uk has a section for people with special needs experience. I am happy to help further if you need me.

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  • a_foakes
    a_foakes Member Posts: 20 Connected
    That's really kind of you, thanks Richard and I will look into it today. 

    Many thanks 


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