Decision details

Occupational Therapy Assessment Support Service

Decision Maker: Corporate Director - Community Wellbeing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To undertake a four quote process, via the ProContract portal, from appropriately qualified and competent organisations. To award a six month contract with the successful provider for an Occupational Therapy Assessment Support Service.

There is currently a national shortage of directly employed Occupational Therapists (OT), including in Herefordshire, which is impacting on the council’s capacity to complete statutory OT assessments.

This solution ensures the council’s responsibilities under the Care Act 2014 are fully met.

The successful provider will complete approximately 200 OT assessments, in order to support the council, during the six month contract, at a maximum cost of £75,000.

Contact: Hilary Hall, Corporate Director Community Wellbeing Email:

Publication date: 09/11/2023

Date of decision: 08/11/2023

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