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Care and Support – Tameside

We are recruiting for Support workers in Tameside NOW!  For more details, please visit our Vacancies page to download the application details.

Who do we help and how?

Our Care and Support – Tameside office is based in Ashton-under-Lyne.  It is a respite and care service set up to support families where there is a child with disabilities or additional needs.

We provide qualified and trained workers to look after children in their own homes or to accompany children on outings so that parents can take time out from their caring responsibilities.  This helps parents to continue in their vital caring role whilst reducing the impact of the stress and tiredness that can come with continuous caring responsibilities.


Care and Support -Tameside offers a wide variety of services:

Spot Contracts
We can cover spot contracts from local authorities where support is required for individuals.
Respite and support
For parents who need a break from their caring duties we can provide respite and support.
We also offer a babysitting service for ad-hoc arrangements for parents/carers who need more than just a standard babysitter.
Private work
If you don’t go through a social worker you can pay us directly for private work.
Residential activity support
We enable young people to take part in residential trips with 1-1 support which is known as our residential activity support.
Children’s party support
If you are having a party, and there are a number of children with additional needs and you just want some extra, trained, pairs of hands we can provide children’s party support.
Support for those with complex medical needs
If your child has complex medical needs such as PEG feeding/ epilepsy/ medication etc., we will provide appropriately trained support workers and source training for specific needs where necessary.
Sibling support
We can look after siblings too with our Sibling Support, where appropriate.
Direct payment work
We can handle all the difficulties of employing a support worker so you don’t have to by offering direct payment work.

Will it cost me anything?

The respite service is funded partly through the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in Tameside and covers short-term work with families who are assessed as having this need.

Some families can access this funded support via an assessment by a social worker or allocated worker at the Integrated Services for Children with Additional Needs (ISCAN).  ISCAN can also refer for us to provide help if you are assessed as needing more support.  Contact them direct on 0161 371 2060 or 0161 366 2050.

We can also provide support for people on a Direct Payment.  For this, or private work, party support, or commissions, please contact us direct and we can talk you through our charges depending on your needs.


How do I get referred to Care and Support -Tameside?

You can self-refer to us for private work or Direct Payments, or you can be referred by a professional at ISCAN if they think our service would be good for you.

For our CCG funded support, a referral needs to come through ISCAN (as above) or the Early Help Panel.  Please contact us to chat through your options or for further information.

Here is our self-referral form for download.

We are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and achieved a rating of ‘Good’ in all 5 areas in our last inspection.  Click here to read the report.


Contact Information

Tameside office address:
Mill Room, The Leap Children & Families Centre, Clyde Street, Ashton under Lyne, OL7 0NQ

Hayley Gibson

Care and Support – Tameside  Office Team Leader

Mobile: 07976 180 563

Email: hayleyg@connex.org.uk

Leanne Walker

Care & Support Coordinator – Tameside

Email: leanne@connex.org.uk