What support do we have for you as a parent of child at WD?

At Willow Dene we regard it as essential to work in partnership with parents in order to achieve the best outcomes for their child. It is possible for parents to self-nominate for multi-disciplinary team meetings if they feel the need to do so.

It is our policy to work closely with local and tertiary hospitals, medics, our local hospice, the short breaks service and transport services to ensure that parents and families have all of the support they need.

We have a designated family support worker whose role is to support and signpost parents to relevant services.

We have a parent association called the Friends of Willow Dene.

If children need medical appointments parents can request that they are held at Willow Dene.

range of clinics are held at Willow Dene, these include wheelchair, upper and lower limb orthotics, sleep clinic, a feeding clinic for exterally fed children and a dietetic clinic. In addition to this we have a termly neurology clinic, a visiting dentist and an opthalmology clinic who can prescribe glasses. We also have CAMHS in reach clinic where a psychiatrist visits and meets with families and staff to discuss individual children every month.