Onecall brings together staff from Northumberland County Council’s adult social care and children’s services and partners in Northumbria Police.
When do I use it?
Onecall aims to help the most vulnerable people to keep safe and well 24 -7.
For example if you need help with:
• Living safely and independently at home
• Looking after someone who is ill or disabled
• Caring for a child or young person
• Family support if you are concerned about a child or young person
• Reporting abuse or neglect of a child or adult
• Finding alternatives if you can’t live at home
• Recovering from an illness or injury at home
Contact - Telephone: 01670 536 400/Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct payments are local council payments available for anyone who has been assessed as needing help from social services. You are normally eligible for them if you are a carer aged 16 or over. Find out more at: northumberland.gov.uk
Disability Living Allowance for Children and Personal Independence Payment
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children is a tax-free benefit for disabled children (under 16) and Personal Independence Payment(PIP) is replacing (DLA) for people with a long-term health condition or disability aged 16 to 64. Find out more at: direct.gov.uk
The Toby Henderson Trust
The Toby Henderson Trust (TTHT) is an independently funded charity supporting autistic children, young people and adults, their families and carers in the North East of England.
They provide relevant, appropriate and accessible support for autistic young people from two years into adulthood, whilst also empowering parents, families and carers by sharing knowledge, experience and understanding. Toby Henderson Trust acknowledge that yours or your child’s situation is unique and encourage you to contact them to discuss how they can offer individual support. https://www.ttht.co.uk/
Northumberland Autism Society
"Our branch was set up in 2016 and since then we've been supporting autistic children, young people and adults, as well as their families.
We are a welcoming group of parents and carers all with a link to autism, spread over the generations. As well as regular meetings and talks, we also run forest schools and occasional outings. Our main remit is for parents not to feel isolated either pre or post diagnosis – meeting people in a similar position can be empowering. We also signpost to other activities happening in the area."