A new, free sleep service has launched to help parents of children, aged 2 – 11 years old living in Bradford District and Craven who are experiencing sleep difficulties.
Run by the Together Trust, a charity highly experienced in providing sleep services, the Sleep Tight service practitioners work with families to create a personalised sleep plan for children.
Parents or carers living in Bradford District or Craven who would like to find out more about Sleep Tight Bradford District and Craven and book a free appointment can visit: https://www.togethertrust.org.uk/sleep-tight-bradford-and-craven.
Jo Howes, reducing inequalities lead for Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership, said: “Sleep is one of the largest contributors to wellbeing. Inadequate sleep is linked to wide-ranging problems with physical, social and cognitive development, and can have lifelong consequences such as increasing the risk of obesity. This new sleep service will help improve the quality of sleep for children and their families.”
Since launching, the Together Trust’s sleep services have supported over 230 children and young people each year. One parent whose child has accessed the services said: “You treated our little boy as his own individual self. This meant his sleep plan was catered specifically to him and within a week we were having a calmer bedtime. It was extremely encouraging to find a service that doesn’t just follow a textbook approach and looks at the child as an individual and what their needs are.”
Appointments are conducted online or in person to discuss the factors that affect children’s sleep and look at strategies that can help your child to sleep well. Following the appointment, a personalised sleep programme is created and follow-up contact is available to discuss the families progress.
This new, free service will help children with sleeping difficulties, such as those with autism or other needs as well as providing information and advice on the Together Trust website to support families experiencing difficulties with sleep.
For further resources and advice from the Together Trust, including sleep tips for babies and young children, visit: https://www.togethertrust.org.uk/resources-information-and-advice.