1. Do you commission the following services to children and young people with life-shortening conditions between the ages of 0 and 25?
If yes, please state how much you will spend on this in 2015/16;
• short breaks
• step-down care
• end of life care
• transitions between children’s and adult services
The CCG commissions the following services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions.
£68,000 (2015/2016) for Martin House hospice £200,000 (2015/2016) – the CCG does not directly commission short breaks or step down care however a contribution of £200,000 was made to Calderdale MBC. This is split as £100,000 to Linden Brook provider unit and £100,000 in support of the disabled children’s team. This funding includes provision for short breaks.
Please note that the funding to Calderdale MBC is for all disabled children and not just those with life-shortening conditions.
The CCGs Continuing Health Care Team also assists with end of life care through fast track arrangements for children. If a young person falls into the Continuing Health Care category the CCG would commission a service in the same way as that for adults (although different types of service criteria).
If a young person meets the Continuing Health Care criteria the Continuing Health Care team would be involved in the transition to adulthood.