Respite Care 

Bringing up a child with a disability can be very rewarding but it can also be tiring and stressful and sometimes parents need a break. We provide sessional workers who care for a child or young person with disabilities or special needs on a one to one basis. These are generally for short periods, 2-4 hours, but can be longer. 
 
This service is flexible and designed to suit the family needs. Sessional workers can care for children at activities in the community or within the home whilst the parents go out. 

 Our Credentials 

 
Ryedale Special Families is a registered service provider with North Yorkshire County Council and the Care Quality Commission and is contracted by Health and Social Care to provide support to families. 
 
We are regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission, the last unannounced inspection was in September 2014 at which we were found fully compliant. You can find more information by visiting the Care Quality Commission website. 
 

 Our Credentials 

 
In order to receive this support your family will need to be assessed by Social Care. To do this you will need to call the NYCC Customer Services Centre or we can make a referral for you.  
 
Further information is available on their website by clicking here: North Yorkshire County Council 
 
NYCC Customer Services:  
Telephone 0845 034 9410 
Minicom 0845 603 6391 
 
 
Our Sessional workers are fully trained and experienced in working with children and young people with disabilities. Our on-going programme of training includes: 
 
Health and safety 
Back care awareness 
Epilepsy awareness 
Child Protection 
First Aid 
……and much more 
 
If you are interested in working for Ryedale Special Families please call (01653) 699000 or email post@ryedalespecialfamilies.org.uk