Guide to Disability and SEN Reforms
The link above gives a handy guide to the changes that are coming into place from the 1st of September 2014 and should help explain how they might affect you and your family.
The guide covers:
- the law on which the new system will be based
- places you can go for help and further information
- details about changes to the system from 1 September 2014
Please see below an outline of our fee structure as well as advice on how you can receive financial help. We would encourage you to contact your local centre for advice and to discuss arranging for any local authority support you are entitled to, to help in paying for your sessions. We are able to accept payment by cash, cheque or by BACS transfer. Additionally, we also accept childcare vouchers at our Centres in Bristol, Cotswold and Swindon in order to help you pay for your respite care.
We operate a standard rate for our Centres in the south, and a reduced local rate for Wigan and Liverpool.
Regular Price Structure
1:1 ratio – £20.00 per hour
1:2 ratio – £14.00 per hour
1:3 ratio – £8.00 per hour
Stay and Play sessions (2 hours) : £5 per child and £2 per parent/carer/adult
After School Club : As per Ratio Fees. Transport extra
Teens and Twenties : £15 per session
Schools Partnership Programme : £20 per hour
Hire of centre (whole day / 8 hours) : £250
Hire of centre (half day / 4 hours) : £150
Reduced Rates (Wigan & Liverpool)
1:1 ratio – £14.00 per hour
1:2 ratio – £9.00 per hour
1:3 ratio – £ 6.50 per hour
1:6 ratio – £ 5.00 per hour
All other rates same as above.
Help and Advice with Fees
Working through the social care system can be a very difficult process. Here at Hop Skip and Jump we want to help you not just through respite care for your children, but also to support you in other difficult areas. We can help you get information about any benefits, funding or childcare vouchers that you might need or guide you through the process of obtaining a statement of special educational needs. We understand how complicated the local authority process can be and that at times the system can appear restrictive: we are here to open the system up, and make sure you receive all of the support to which you are entitled. We liaise with local authorities, schools and other bodies, making sure that we provide the best care possible for you and your child. In this way we are able to help you stay in work, manage your finances and make sure that your children receive the best possible start in life.
With all of this help and advice available, our parents know that they too are being cared for. Hop Skip and Jump is an organisation that truly believes in a holistic approach to disability – we provide support not just for disabled people themselves, but for their families as well.
Hop Skip and Jump are now able to accept childcare vouchers at our Centres in Bristol, Cotswold and Swindon as a means by which to pay for your child’s respite care. Childcare vouchers are an ideal way to reduce the cost of caring for your children whilst ensuring that you are able to continue with your working career. A large number of employers offer childcare vouchers to their employees, so why not see if you are eligible today?
If you are eligible to receive childcare vouchers, and would like to arrange paying for your child’s care through the voucher scheme, then please feel free to get in contact with one of our Centres in the south to arrangement payment.
All of our centres are able to offer accessible vehicles in order to transport children to our centres. Where necessary, our transport service is able to pick up your son or daughter from home or school and return them safely after their session. Each journey is supervised by a fully qualified member of staff to ensure that your child continues to receive fantastic care from our centre door to your front door. If you think you could benefit from help with transportation, please contact your local centre, who will be happy to arrange further assistance with you. Please note that there is a charge for transportation.