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Ambition 24Direct: Home paediatric care services and private nurses in the UK

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Ambition 24Direct is the home care division of A24 Group.  It is the leading independent specialist in healthcare staffing, operating 24/7 each day and 365 days a year. It is a £60 million organisation with some 13,500 healthcare professionals on call nationwide in the UK.


If you require nursing care at home for a baby or child of any age, then Ambition 24Direct can help: 24-hours a day, seven days a week, with nationwide support, just when you need it. 


Following an initial assessment, a care assistant or qualified private nurse will visit your home and provide the experienced, specialist home care you require – tailored to your child’s health needs and your own domestic requirements. Ambition 24Direct provides care at any time of the day or night, for as many or as few hours as you want, with a minimum of 4 hours for each visit.


Specialist paediatric care

Specialist nurses and carers are trained in caring for babies and older children who may require medical attention, support or supervision for a few days or for longer periods, including overnight. Ambition 24Direct provides the additional care and reassurance that worried parents often want in order to meet the continuing needs of a sick child - whether with viral, post-operative, disability, behavioural or other care needs.

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Care assistants and nurses at Ambition 24Direct are child-protection trained – with Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau - and experienced in working with social services and paediatric hospital teams, as well PCTs (Primary Care Trusts), as required, to ensure continuing care, aligned with the support and recommendations of your own GP or your child’s hospital consultant.


Ambition 24Direct always takes the time to assess both your wishes and your child’s needs exactly, to ensure the provision of a care plan that provides tailored support during what can be a difficult time for both parent and child.


Key service features:-

  • Specialist nursing care for children of all ages, and with a wide range of care needs

  • 24-7/ 365 attendance nationwide, short and long term care plans, including overnight

  • Experienced care assistants and specialist nurses

  • Care plans tailored to your child’s medical needs and your concerns and wishes

  • Staff are child protection trained and are approved for Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau


Types of care provided 

Children’s Services 

Ambition 24Direct can help you at home with all the nursing support and care you need for your child - whether you require the expertise of a qualified nurse or just an extra pair of hands to assist with personal care and domestic tasks.


Ambition 24Direct has experience with a range of conditions - such as autistic spectrum; brain injuries; cerebral palsy; challenging behaviour; learning difficulties; sensory impairment; spinal injuries; substance abuse; terminal illness and physical disabilities.



Patients receiving treatment for alcohol or substance abuse can now choose treatment at home, with medical supervision from homecare staff at Ambition 24Direct. The nursing agency’s detoxification support is often a practical alternative to a residential stay. It is a nationwide UK service, with the option of 24-hours a day or less frequent support, as you choose.


Eating disorders 

Specialist nurses and care workers with experience in the field of eating disorders can help with home care support and treatment for patients of all ages and varying conditions. Ambition 24Direct is experienced in implementing hospital plans and working together with other health care organisations, professionals, and families alike.


Mental health 

Specialist nurses and support workers from Ambition 24Direct are trained and experienced in dealing with mental health issues for people of all age groups and backgrounds. Care and medication plans are developed and maintained in coordination with medical practitioners, social services, Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and other relevant organisations. The goal is to ensure each person’s individual medical and rehabilitation needs are fully met.


Older people 

By providing the best possible quality of care at home, Ambition 24Direct can enable older people to live a fuller and more independent life, free to make their own life-style choices day-to-day. Geriatric homecare for the elderly in many instances provides a practical alternative to residential care.


Ambition 24Direct can ensure a high standard of support and companionship in the comfort of the senior citizen’s own home. Whether help is required for just a few hours each day or full time live-in care, overnight if necessary, Ambition 24Direct provides trained and qualified nurses and carers to meet your needs.


Oncology care 

Ambition 24Direct provides 24-7 home support, including live-in care, for patients of all ages who are undergoing cancer treatment. Specialist nurses and carers will help patients and their families with their medical and care needs, in liaison with the GP and other health care providers. A national and international service is available.



To assist rehabilitation after a stay in hospital, and to ensure a speedy return home, Ambition 24Direct can often help to facilitate an earlier discharge date by putting care in place. This can be by prior agreement directly with your GP or hospital consultant, as you choose. This support enables patients to recuperate in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes.


All their care assistants and qualified nurses are specially selected and trained to ensure the highest standards of quality care provision for private nursing. Find out what their clients say.


Contact Ambition 24Direct  at any time to discuss your child’s care needs – please visit www.a24direct.co.uk.

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Why choose Ambition 24Direct

  • Clients: Their commercial clients include NHS Trusts, private hospitals, registered nursing homes and other healthcare providers
  • Nationwide Network: Enables them to provide trained private nurses or care assistants to you in most parts of the United Kingdom, with all the convenience of one contact telephone number.  In addition to the existing branches, their program team can quickly identify any additional local requirement for you, and then locate premises and recruit qualified nurses for assessment and required training.
  • True 24/7 Service Capability: Your needs can be met immediately, at any time of the day or night, 365 days a year. Their experienced booking team is supported by significant investment in a national IT network and centralised, computerised booking systems.

  • Fast and convenient booking system

       There are 3 simple stages:-

    • Call the 24 hr booking hotline to book an initial assessment, by credit card

    • At the appointed time, a qualified private nurse will visit for an initial assessment of nursing needs

    • You will then get a call within 24 hours to agree a schedule of visits by a carer or nurse, with pre-booking by credit card. The nursing schedule can be reviewed and revised, according to your needs. 

  • Total Quality Commitment: Full compliance with the NHS National Care Standards, and all relevant clinical governance, policies and procedures - including agency staff interviewing, referencing, training and full criminal records check.

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What does it cost?

Service fees are on an hourly basis for the provision of an experienced Care Assistant. Qualified Nurses with a range of specialisations can also be provided. The total cost of the Care Plan will relate to such issues as the frequency and duration of care, the type of care required - whether by a qualified nurse or care assistant - and whether care is provide during the day, at night or over weekends.

For a fee of £121.26 you can be provided with an initial assessment and quotation for the cost of the proposed care plan. The fee for the initial assessment is for the cost of a visit to the home, care assessment and development of a Care Plan by a qualified nurse. There is no further obligation to purchase.


Cancellation: the service can be cancelled at any time by giving at least 24 hours notice by phone.


For more information about Ambition 24Direct, you can request an information pack or download the Service User Guide.


Contact details

Ambition 24Direct

Ambition House
92 - 96 Lind Road


Tel: 0845 452 3344

Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras


Email: info@a24direct.co.uk

Website: www.a24direct.co.uk 



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