We offer specialist nursing care for children and young people with complex health and medical needs, including long-term ventilation, life-threatening or life-limiting conditions.
Our nursing care service for children and young people with high medical and healthcare needs is the first of its kind to serve the Midlands region. At RNIB Pears Centre we offer a real alternative to acute hospital care. As well as providing the most appropriate level of individual support, we can help to relieve hospital and hospice places.
David Widdas, Consultant Nurse Children with Complex Health Care Needs of South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, said "The development of long-term ventilation, short breaks and residential care at RNIB Pears Centre fills a huge gap in services for this group of children with highly complex needs within the Midlands and beyond."
We can support children and young people in specially adapted facilities for the following:
We offer specialist care in a rich learning environment. Our dedicated team of qualified and experienced health and social care professionals provide 24-hour care in a stimulating and homely setting.
We develop personalised care plans for each young person to suit their individual needs. Our team of nurses, together with therapists and social care workers, work with parents and families to support them in managing their health conditions.
We support children to access a wide range of leisure activities, both on and off site, individually and alongside other young people. Read more about Social and leisure opportunities at RNIB Pears Centre.
“My son’s care and health needs are all met to a very high standard of care and dignity at all times. Our time spent as a family with my son are always met with respect and privacy from my son’s care team.” – Penny, Max’s mum.
Children have access to support from our in-house team of therapists and healthcare consultants, as well as our nurses:
Read more about Therapies offered at RNIB Pears Centre.
Bespoke packages of educational support can also be provided for children and young people whom attending school can be physically challenging. This might include support in mainstream school settings or outreach education from our on-site teaching team. Read more about Education at RNIB Pears Centre.
Our high dependency service for children and young people with additional and complex medical needs is supported by a 24-hour nursing and social care team. This service is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The CQC carried out inspection visits to Bungalow 5 at the Centre in February and April 2018 and has decided to rate this part of the service as "inadequate" and place it into "special measures". Read the full report on the CQC website.
We welcome visits and enquiries from parents, carers, children, other family members and professionals.
Your donation can help us to provide wonderful experiences for children and young people with multiple disabilities and complex health needs who are blind or partially sighted, at RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning.Donate now