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The service offers co-ordinated, multi-agency support for families with a child under five, who has a disability or complex health needs, where many professionals are involved.

The main aim is to bring together appropriate services and support and to assign a Key Worker to each family to co-ordinate the different agencies.

The Early Support Programme also provides materials on disabilities and information on local support.

The Key Worker can :

  • Offer advice and information to families
  • Be the main point of contact for other professionals/agencies
  • Provide practical and emotional support
  • Give information on services and agencies
  • Help arrange Family Service Plan meetings and monitor the plan
  • Ensure that families are fully involved in decisions and services provided for their child
  • Coordinate and/or attend meetings with professionals and the family
  • Identify any gaps in service provision and ensure appropriate referrals are made

For more information please contact Dominika Michalik on: 0208 748 5168 or dominika.michalik@hfmencap.org

Referrals can be made by both professionals and parents. The service is free to eligible families.

To make a referral please fill in the form below:

Early Support Key Working Service Contact Form

In the words of one of our service users:

“I am really glad that I found this service, I didn’t know about it until my daughter’s nursery teacher referred me and my family. When I met my Key Worker I was desperate mother, had many problems with doctors and all the professionals involved in my daughter’s care. Now with the support of my Key Worker everything is much better! So thank you to HF Mencap that makes possible that Key Workers help families like mine.”