Our Leaving Care nurses work closely with social care to look after the health needs of Bradford children and young people aged 16-25 who have been looked after or have presented as homeless/unaccompanied asylum seekers.
We have a named nurse who overseas the whole service, Andrea Hayley, who ensures children and young people are receiving the highest quality care available to them.
Our team of nurses can:
- offer you a health assessment carried out by a doctor when you first become looked after;
- design a health care plan for you, following assessment, which can be shared with other health and social care professionals and used as part of your ongoing care plan;
- keep an updated health history for you based on the health assessment;
- give you advice and time to talk to a nurse about any health issues that are worrying you at any time;
- offer continuity of care by aiming to provide a nurse who will remain your single, consistent contact for the whole time you are being supported by the Leaving Care service;
- refer you to specialist services if necessary;
- provide you with public health advice and information.
How can you access the Leaving Care team?
A health professional or a member of Bradford Council Children’s services can make a referral to see our nurses on your behalf.
You can contact the team on 01274 221002 or by emailing CIC@bdct.nhs.uk.