Issue details

Occupational Therapy Assessment Support Service

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.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/11/2023

Decision due: 8 November 2023 by Corporate Director - Community Wellbeing

Contact: Hilary Hall, Corporate Director Community Wellbeing Email: