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We understand how difficult life can be when a child has a sleep issue but unfortunately there are very limited sleep support services for families to access.

There needs to be more value on the importance of sleep for children’s mental, emotional and physical wellbeing and to support all children to get a better night’s sleep through behavioural and cognitive intervention (rather than pharmaceutical).

The aim of our service is to provide appropriate sleep advice and support for parents/carers of disabled and non-disabled children aged 12 months to 18 years through workshops, clinics and written materials. For children and young people with a Special Education Need or Disability and/or Education Health Care Plan the service is available from aged 12 months to 25 years.

Poor sleep patterns impact on learning and cognitive ability, children and young people who are sleep deprived often fail to meet their full potential in school; and sleep deprivation is also linked to obesity.  Child sleep problems are also associated with high levels of parental stress and irritability and, importantly, increase the risk for, and the severity of, daytime behaviour problems.

Disabled children and particularly those with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) are much more likely to have problems with their sleep or behaviour than non-disabled children.

Well planned and delivered sleep support can also be hugely cost saving. We can provide everything needed to equip your team to deliver a robust sleep service within your community. From documentation and training to ongoing support development across an agreed period.

We have significant experience in developing sleep services for NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups as well as other voluntary sector organisations and we are currently running sleep services in North Yorkshire, Doncaster and Bassetlaw thanks to the local clinical commissioning groups.

The work that the Sleep Charity provides to the young people an families in Doncaster is invaluable. The care and the precision that the practitioners spend with each family gives them the tools to implement successful sleep patterns in their own home.  We are proud to have been the first CCG area in the UK to support such an invaluable cause.

Emma Price, Head of Strategy and Delivery, Children’s Mental Health and Maternity, NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group

Find out more

If you’re thinking of funding a sleep support service in your area and would like to know more about what it entails, drop us a message and a member of the team will be in touch.