01298 23970

Care and Support – Children and Younger People

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Who do we help and how?

Care and Support – Children and Younger People assists children and adults with additional needs and has its office based in Buxton.

We use fully trained support workers to help deliver a range of different support services across the High Peak, North Derbyshire Dales and Chesterfield.

Care and Support – Children and Younger People offers a range of services:

Specialist sitting service

Specialist sitting service covers individual support in the home and in the community, and offers personal care to children or adults, delivered by our caring and professional team of support workers.

Group Activities

Group Activities provides our same high level of care whilst attending trips out to places like museums or theme parks. We also run activities such as arts and crafts, and baking. Please ask for our free Activity booklet, detailing what activities we can offer.

Positive structured activities

Positive structured activities to support volunteering  opportunities or structured activities such as horticulture, maintenance and general gardening with a view for service users to upskill, gain life skills and hopefully to gain employment.

Home Care

Home Care – to provide in house support such as assisting with meal preparation, personal care, medication and shopping.

Supported Living

We also offer Supported Living.  We can provide support workers assisting service users 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to live independently in the community.

Youth Club
We have a Youth Club for children with additional needs aged 12+. This is held on a Thursday evening 6pm-8pm at Buxton for Youth, Buxton.
Sibling Support Group

Please note: The Sibling Support Group has been suspended due to the funding coming to an end.


Our Sibling Support Group enables siblings of those with additional needs to attend an 8 weekly programme of activities. This is available for siblings aged 5-17 years. Sibling Support can be accessed by those living within the High Peak and North Derbyshire Dales

Please note: Our 1 to 1 Support, Group Support and Supported Living can currently be accessed for those living in Chesterfield, the High Peak and the North Derbyshire Dales

For more details on any of the above services, please contact:

Kate Shenton or Julie McDonald
Joint Heads of Department – Children and Younger People

Will it cost me anything?

Some of the services we provide do have a cost to access them.   Our 1 to 1 Support, Group Support and Supported Living services are chargeable services. It is advisable to contact Care and Support – Children and Younger People to find out what funding is available.

The Youth Club costs £4 per session. Before the first visit please contact us using the  information below.


How do I get referred to Care and Support – Children and Younger People?

There are two ways you can be referred to us. You can self-refer or you can be referred by a professional for example a social worker, teacher or GP.

Care and Support is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  In our latest inspection we were rated as GOOD in all five areas inspected. Click here to read our report.

Thank you to everyone at Care and Support for all the fun our daughter has enjoyed over the years.  It has been a life line for all the family and long may it continue to help other families.

Julie P., Whaley Bridge

Contact Information

Buxton Office:  (01298) 23970

Kate Shenton

Joint Head of Department –  Children and Younger People

Email:  careandsupportcyp @connex.org.uk

Julie McDonald

Joint Head of Department – Children and Younger People

Mobile: 07572 901279

Email: julie@connex.org.uk

Jacqui Brooks

Children and Younger People Operations Coordinator and Personnel Officer

Email: jacqui@connex.org.uk

Jackie Redfern

Care Certificate Training Officer

Tel: 01298 23970 

Email:  jackie@connex.org.uk

Gill Hamill

Administator,  Care and Support – Children and Younger People

Tel:01298 23970 

Email:  gillh@connex.org.uk

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