Issue details

Equipment and adaptations, assessments and reviews for disabled children

The council is required to provide appropriate specialist equipment or adaptations for children with disabilities at their home or school. To identify whether a child has a specific need for equipment or adaptations, the council requires a professional assessment by a qualified occupational therapist.

Wye Valley NHS Trust (WVT) currently provides equipment and adaptations assessments for disabled children on behalf of Herefordshire the Council. This service forms part of a wider children’s therapy service that is commissioned by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). It is proposed to renew the current contract with WVT for equipment and adaptations assessments.

This will enable the council to continue to meet its duties while also ensuring that service users can benefit from a joined-up experience for any other therapeutic needs

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/06/2020

Decision due: 26 June 2020 by Director of Children and Families

Lead member: Cabinet member children and families

Lead director: Director of Children and Families

Department: Children and Families

Contact: Richard Watson, Childrens joint commissioning manager Email: rwatson@herefordshire.gov.uk Tel: 01432 383047.

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  • Equipment and adaptations, assessments and reviews for disabled children