Children’s Continuing Care Team

Provider: Cambridgeshire Community Services (CCS)



01223 884 335


Ida Darwin Hospital, Fulbourn Old Drift, Fulbourn, CB21 5EE


Health Service

Age range:

0 - 18

Location map


The Children’s Continuing Care Team work with children and young people under 18 who need a tailored package of care because of their disability, an accident or illness. Children and their families are fully involved in the assessment process with their views and preferences central to the development of bespoke care packages to meet the assessed need. Care is delivered over a 24 hour period; access to information is available during office hours.
The team work closely with other services who may also be involved with a child or young person, for example, other health services, social care, education, and the voluntary sector.


A child or young person whose needs arising from disability, accident or illness cannot be met by existing universal or specialist services alone. This includes health, social and educational needs which may require support from a range of services over a period of time. Children and young people who are referred to the service will be screened for eligibility using an adapted Decision Support Tool. If the young person is likely to meet criteria then a full assessment will be undertaken. All children and young people should have joint assessments with Children’s Social Care and education.
The provision of a care package is agreed at Disabled Children’s Panel or County Resourcing Panel (both panels are made up of senior managers and Commissioners from Health, Social Care and Education services).


Children and young people can be referred to the team by their doctor, community nursing team, hospital or their social worker from Disabled Children's Social Care. Some children and young people may be referred by a voluntary or community organisation such as East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH). Children and young people who are already known to the team can self refer. The team works across Cambridgeshire, but does not cover Peterborough or Fenland; children and young people in Peterborough or Fenland will be referred to their relevant team.



Opening days / times
Monday 9AM - 5PM
Tuesday 9AM - 5PM
Wednesday 9AM - 5PM
Thursday 9AM - 5PM
Friday 9AM - 5PM

Opening times

All Year

Services by the same provider

Family Nurse Partnership, Neonatal Nursing Service, Special Needs School Nursing service, Community Dental Services, School Nursing Service, Children's Community Nursing Team - Huntingdon, Children's Community Nursing Team - Cambridge, Community Consultant Paediatrician, Children's Continence Support from School Nursing Service, Health visiting, Children's Speech and Language Therapy: Cambridge, Children's Physiotherapy, Children's Occupational Therapy, Children's Speech and Language Therapy: Ely, Children's Speech and Language Therapy: Wisbech, Children's Speech and Language Therapy: Huntingdon, Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS), Physio Advice Line: Huntingdonshire, Physio Advice Line: South Cambridgeshire and Cambridge City, Physiotherapy: Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire, Physiotherapy: East Cambridgeshire and Fenland, Physiotherapy: Huntingdonshire

Last updated on

12 Jan 2016 11:51
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