What We Do

Specialist Support Workers

In-home respite and practical support

Trauma-informed childcare and respite are hard to find. We know that the right kind of practical support at home can make a huge difference to your resilience as a family.

The Belay Foundation find, train and supervise Specialist Support Workers to come to your home and spend time with your children. You can use this time to rest, work or spend 1:1 time if you have more than one child. We take care of all aspects of recruitment including pre-employment checks, employment paperwork and preparing a bespoke worker introduction program for your family.

Workers are offered training developed for those working with trauma including safeguarding, developmental trauma and professional boundaries., as well as ongoing supervision. We recruit individuals with emotional maturity, commitment and a strong desire to learn about the impacts of trauma. The most important thing is that the Specialist Support Worker enhances your relationship with your children.

Your parent-child bond is the most important factor in your child’s recovery and everything we do strives to enhance and support your relationship.

Applying For Disability Benefits

Help With Paperwork

Applying for Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment and Carers’ Allowance can help fund a Specialist Support Worker, but the paperwork is daunting.

From personal experience and professional training, we know how to communicate care needs resulting from early trauma.

We offer workshops and 1:1 support to complete the forms together, and help you make the best application you can for your child or young person.

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