Health Services For Disabled Children and Young People
This guide has been written for:
• health practitioners and commissioners, to increase their understanding of the specialist services that disabled children access
• GPs to coordinate care for disabled children, young people and their families.
The guide will also help parents to understand how health professionals can support their child on issues commonly affecting disabled children.Families with disabled children can face a complex web of interdependent systems and pressures, leading to what families often describe as a ‘constant battle for services’ and feeling unable to cope. People providing high levels of care, such as parents of disabled children, are twice as likely to suffer from poor health as those without caring responsibilities.