Our CHAS at Home team care for children and young people in their own homes across Scotland in between hospice visits or when they are too ill to travel.
We provide nursing care that meets the individual needs of your child, including medication and feeds. Our nursing teams are highly skilled in looking after children with exceptional health care needs, such as those who use a ventilator.
Generally the support is short term but it is regularly assessed to ensure it meets the needs of each individual family. For families who live in isolated areas in particular, the service is a lifeline.
As a CHAS social worker I am committed to improving the lives of babies, children, young people and their families. Being a palliative social worker enables me to advocate for and with families. Caring for, Respecting and being Honest with families and others is key to my day to day role. It is an honour to be allowed to be part of this journey.
One of the things I love most of all about my role is caring and playing with the babies, children and young people that use the CHAS at Home service. The privilege of knowing that our families can safely leave their precious children in our care offers, at times, the only respite they have to enjoy time away from the 24 hour care they provide themselves.
I have been CHAS at Home manager for 9 years and I am proud of the high level of nursing care, support and fun that the teams are providing to the children and families. I am excited about the future of the service and the continual growth which is enabling us to reach more families across Scotland.