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  • Unit 4 the workshops, The Foundry, Marcus Street, Birkenhead, CH411EU

AJ & Friends Associated Charity
Reg Charity Number: 1180852

  • WELCOME TO AJ & FRIENDS

    Specialist high quality registered care provider for children with complex additional needs
  • Bespoke Packages

    We offer bespoke packages of care tailored to fit the needs of each child as an individual
  • support for care givers

    We aim to empower care givers with more choice

About Us

AJ AND FRIENDS #TE FACE OF CHANGE!

AJ and friend’s association provides stay & play sessions for children with life limiting conditions & complex additional needs. We call our service users V.I.Ps.

Our care service provides high quality care packages bespoke to the child.  Our person centred approach allows staff to care for the V.I.P with an empathic understanding & humanistic values at its core.  We specialize in setting up personal health budgets to pay for care here.  This empowers care givers with choice & offers flexibility to the family unit.  We can support in times of crisis & can offer overnight respite.  We can help manage appointments & be a supportive ear at multi agency meetings. 

Beverley Williams, the manager of AJ & Friends leads an enthusiastic, caring  team to support families during difficult times & the good!  Staff are fully trained, qualified & have an abundance of experience in delivering complex care.  Ventilation, epilepsy, oxygen therapy, suction intervention & paediatric resuscitation are just a few examples of the skills staff possess here.  The caring nature of the team mean children are safe, happy & care givers trust that the most preciouses part of them is going to enjoy their time with the staff at AJ and friends. 

Staff access places that are equipped to facilitate the children/young persons needs such as hoist/changing tables.  They access the play sessions to allow social interaction. 

We promote positive mental health to care givers by offering counselling & well-being groups. This can be offered to siblings also.   Our advocacy service supports care givers at difficult appointments and can accompany them to meetings when needed to provide support.  Our crisis care offers support when a child is in hospital allowing care givers time to go for a break, a shower, sleep or tend to other siblings at home.  We will provide a friendly face to advocate for the child in the care givers absence. 

This is AJ. He loves music, cuddles & loves to be tickled! AJ enjoys the water, he feels freedom from a body that is failing him. Mitochondrial condition is susspected but overall AJ is undiagnosed leaving his small family with the fear of the unknown. Aj suffers from epilepsy, is fed via a PEG and is on a ketogenic special diet. He requires overnight ventilation via BIPAP. AJ is the inspiration & reason we here at AJ & Friends want to support families like AJs!

what we offer

Registered charity

we offer stay and play, care in a crisis as well as counselling therapies

personal health budgets

we provide personal health budgets for families to empower care givers with choice

one to one support

we can provide 1 to 1 support in school

Bespoke training

our staff are highly trained to deliver suction, pediatric, resuscitation and ventilation

our services

we compliment other agencies for what is already in place

Stay & Play Sessions

AJ and friend's association provides stay & play sessions for children with life limiting conditions & complex additional needs.

carer counselling

We promote positive mental health to care givers by offering counselling & well-being groups. This can be offered to siblings also. Our advocacy service supports care givers at difficult appointments

crisis care support

Support when a child is in hospital allowing care givers time to go for a break, a shower, sleep or tend to other siblings at home. We will provide a friendly face to advocate for the child in the care givers absence

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