0-25 disability service

The 0-25 Disability Team provide specialist services to a defined group of children, young people and adults under the age of 25. Some of these support services are published on Medway council’s website (Medway council.gov.uk (Local Offers) these services include, support packages including care and short breaks tailored to meet the individual’s needs.

The service is accessible to people living in Medway who have a substantial and long term disability and meet the threshold of the eligibility criteria for services and support, provided by the 0-25 Disability Team.

The definitions of Substantial and long term disability are as follows:

Substantial disability, means a severe or profound disability by which the child or adult requires significant support from another person or is reliant on equipment to carry out basic day to day functions.

Long - Term disability means an existing indefinite and not expected to improve over a period of time (for example 12 or more months).

The team

The team is primarily made up of experienced Social Work Practitioners, Occupational Therapists and Family workers. We work in close partnership with Education, Health, Housing and voluntary organisations to ensure that Children, Young people and Adults who access support receive a good standard of service. The social workers are passionate about making a difference and are committed to ensuring all of the young people within the team have a smooth transition to adulthood or sign posted to services within the community.