Specialist care at RNIB Pears Centre is graded “Good” by Ofsted
This is available to blind and partially sighted children and young people with multiple disabilities and complex health needs from pre-school age, whether or not they attend our school.
We offer the following specialist care services to children and young people:
Children and young people attending RNIB Pears Centre are encouraged to make their own everyday choices and develop independence skills. We work closely with parents, carers and families to ensure they are involved at each step of their child's journey.
We promote achievement in personal development, independence, communication, mobility and socialisation. Our transition service ensures that all young people attending Pears Centre get the very best start to their adult life. We are able to help with transitions to other establishments, such as RNIB College Loughborough, or into supported living accommodation.
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24-hour care is provided by our dedicated team of social care workers (including waking night staff). Our staffing structure ensures that individual needs of children and young people are met at all times. Between the hours of 7am and 10pm the ratio is at least:
Every night, two social care professionals are on duty in each bungalow, with supervision from a night team leader.
Children and young people are supported by in-house therapists, nurses and healthcare consultants. Our on-site team includes behaviour specialists trained in the care of people with learning disabilities, habilitation/mobility specialists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists.
We also commission clinical psychology services and sensory therapists to support our work with children and young people and assure clinical governance.
5 Pears Court is run as a high dependency service for children with additional medical needs and is supported by a 24-hour nursing team.
All our nursing staff are appropriately qualified to provide care to ventilated children and receive clinical supervision and training through agreements with the NHS Complex Care Team. We are working towards compliance with the latest NHS Standard for Ventilated Children.
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