Home Support & Respite services

What is Home Support?

Working directly with the Family Support Hubs in the Greater Belfast area, we provide home support to families of Children who are pre-, during or post-diagnosis of ASD. The home support worker will work with children between the ages of 4-11 and their parents on a one-to-one basis in the family home.

Parents will be supported for approximately 8-12 weeks depending on need. The home support worker will help families cope with a child or young person’s challenging behaviours at home. This support is often in the form of visuals, behavioural strategies and 1:1 work.


Who does it help?


30 families around Belfast have been supported over the last year with our home support programme.

​What is the Respite service?


Our respite service involves our workers taking a child or young person outside of the family home a few hours each week, providing them with a sense of independence. This service can only be covered by a family’s Direct Payments, allotted by social services.

Currently 7 families are availing of our respite service which provides much needed respite for parents and gives children a few hours away from the home doing fun activities with their respite worker.

Recruitment opportunities​


We recruit respite and home support workers on a rolling basis. Experience working with children with ASD and own car essential. You must be able to commit to 4-6 hours per week, usually at weekends. If interested, please contact michelle@solasbt7.com or call 02890 247600.

Contact us


If interested in registering your child on the Home Support service please contact the Home Support & Respite Coordinator on 02890 247600 or email michelle@solasbt7.com. For respite support opportunities please contact Liz on respite@solasbt7.com. 

BBC Broadcast

In June 2018 our Home Support programme featured on a BBC broadcast.


You can watch the video by clicking below (left) and see our Home Support & Respite Coordinator Michelle talking about the programme here and what she loves about her job (right):


Parent support programmes


We sometimes run parent support groups for 6 to 10 weeks. These are typically held once a week on a morning or evening at the Sólás premises, 284 Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 2GB.


To register your interest in the 2019-20 Parent Support programme please contact Joan on 028 9024 7600 or email joan@solasbt7.com

Call us:

028 90 247600

Find us: C

284A Ormeau Road, Belfast,

Co. Antrim, BT7 2GB

NI Reg. Charity No: NIC100114

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