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Complex and Additional Needs (CAN) Social Care Team

The CAN Social Care team carry out child and family assessments to identify unmet social care needs and work to determine if these needs can be met through the family, specialist support or universal services.

The Social Care Team have a statutory obligation to safeguard children and young people with complex and additional needs and provide a duty of care to children and their families.

If a child or young person is eligible for support from the team, following assessment, they will be awarded a personal budget which can be developed in accordance with individual need such as the employment of a PA to develop socialisation opportunities for the child. Social workers will then continue to support the family if there are needs that require the intervention of a social worker.

The team also hosts the Home from Home Short Break Scheme, Family Support Workers and a Senior Family Support Worker whose role is to review personal budgets with families in line with the personalisation policy.

The Team are co-located at Sale Waterside alongside:

  • Community Paediatricians
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists
  • Community Learning Disability Nursing Team
  • Trafford Early Development Service
  • Neuro-Developmental Pathway
  • Orthopy
  • Trafford Sensory Impairment Service

The Social Care Team  work closely with these other professionals to ensure positive outcomes for the child and to ensure the voice of the child is considered at all times.

Who to contact

0161 912 2060

Where to go

Name of Venue
Sale Waterside
Venue Address
1st Floor
Waterside Plaza
M33 7ZF

Who is it for?

From 0 to 25 years
Supporting People With
Learning disability
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum
Communication impairment
Physical impairment
Challenging Behaviour
Profound or Multiple Needs

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details
Last updated date:
11 December 2017


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