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Limerick - Ballykeefe

Blackberry Children’s Services work as a team with families to provide support to children and young people (up to the age of eighteen), with complex needs who live within their catchment area.  
 

Address: 

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Blackberry Children's Services,
Blackberry Park,
Ballykeeffe,
Dock Road,
Limerick
V95 PRR8

 

Telephone: 
Early Intervention Team 061-498161 School Age Team 061 498733

We provide support to children and young people with complex needs and their families.  We aim to offer support which is family-centred. Family-centred services:
-    Treat families with dignity and respect. 
-    Provide families information that allows them to make informed decisions and choices. 
-    Include active family involvement in identifying and accessing resources and supports.
-    Are responsive and flexible to family requests and desires. (Dunst, 2016)

We provide support across a range of settings depending on family priorities.  This can include settings like our centre, family homes, community locations and children’s pre-schools or schools.  

Our service is interdisciplinary meaning that team members from different professions work together with children/ young people and their families on common goals.  

Who is eligible for services?

Children and young people who: 
1. Are aged from birth to eighteen and
2. Are living in CHN 8 and
3. Have “complex needs” and 
4. Would benefit from the support of a team to reach their potential  

The CHN 8 catchment area includes Thomond, Ballananty, Kings Island, Westbury and some surrounding areas.

“Complex needs” are when a child has significant difficulties in learning or doing every day activities when compared to other children and young people their age.  

Children who are at risk of developing a disability due to e.g. a diagnosed condition associated with complex needs are eligible for referral to the team.

You can find more detailed information at www.mwcds.ie.

How do I get a referral?

Referrals can be made through your GP, paediatrician or public health nurse. A referral can also be made through a primary care team therapist or through another service such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHs). You can download a copy of the referral form at mwcds.ie

Visit MWDS

Read the HSE’s Children’s Disability Network Team leaflet.

The leaflet is also available in the following languages:

Echipele din reteaua pentru copiii cu dizabilitati: Romanian

Equipes da Rede de Deficiencia Infantil: Brazilian Portuguese

Equipes reseau sur le handicap des enfants: French

Foirne Lionra Michumais Leanai: Gaelige

Lasten Vammaidverkoston Valjokot: Finnish

Siec Zespolow Wsparcia Dziecka z Niepelnosprawnoscia: Polish

Vaiku neigalumo tinkle darbo grupes: Lithuanian

Find out more about Children's Services

Children's Disability Network Team HSE Leaflet

Learning Disabilities Guide for Parents

Tips to help you and your baby 0-3 months

Find out about our Children's Services Team

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