There are over 60 different neuromuscular conditions, which can vary in severity. People can be born with a condition, or it can develop later life; often it can be progressive (become worse over time).
People who have a neuromuscular condition may be mobile but struggle with longer distances due to tiredness. Other people may depend fully on a power chair to move about and may have very little upper limb function. Some people may also require respiratory (breathing) support.
The types of support we provide includes:
We are part of the Children’s Acute and Ongoing Needs Service (CAONS), which launched in September 2016. Click here to find out more about the CAONS.
The CAONS includes a number of specialisms for children and young people (details via above link) and all can accessed via a Single Point of Access (contact details below).
The address provided below is a central hub for all CAONS specialisms, however we provide services in people’s homes and community-based venues.
(*) We provide a service from 8am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. However, you can send a referral and contact the CAONS from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 2pm on Saturdays.
Children's Acute and Ongoing Needs Service
Callaghan House, Cross Street
Tel: 01706 676 777
Fax: 0207 019 7419
Parking Available: Yes
Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm. Saturday 8am to 2pm (*)