Whole Life Disability Occupational Therapy Service
Who are our services for?
The Whole Life Disability Team carries out assessments for children and young people who have a permanent and substantial disability and who have eligible unmet needs under the Children’s Act or the Care Act.
We support children who have physical disabilities, complex health needs, sensory impairments (including those who are blind and/or deaf), or behaviour that challenges and who require specialist intervention to enable them to engage in activities of daily living. We continue to support these children into their adult lives.
What do we do?
We complete assessments and aim to find solutions to difficulties with everyday activities, for example, providing or arranging:
- Specialist equipment
- Minor adaptations
- Major adaptations
- Recommendations for re-housing
- Advice and information
The team is made up of both Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants. These workers visit children and young people at home to assess how they and their family are managing every day activities, such as, mobilising within the home, toileting, and bathing. The assessment also considers the child’s ability to access essential facilities within their home, and any requirement for postural support and/or moving and handling advice or equipment.
The team works closely with the Adaptations Agency to enable essential adaptations to the home if required.
How can you access us?
The Service operates public duty points which are staffed by workers from within the Teams who can answer questions, offer advice, take referrals and signpost to the appropriate service.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Kelly Amor
- Contact Position
- OT Service Advisor
0115 883 6340
07834 106 938
Where to go
- Whole Life Disability Occupational Therapy Service
- NG11 8EW
When is it on?
- When is it on
- Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 16:50 (excluding bank holidays)
- Age Ranges
- Referral required
- Referral Details
A child is eligible for a formal assessment by the Whole Life Disability Occupational Therapy Service if they are aged 0-18 (19 if in Specialist Education) and:
Have a permanent and substantial disability.
Are not fully independent in and / or have significant difficulty with, their essential activities of daily living, appropriate to their age and development.
Where there are significant safety concerns, relating to the child’s disability, which cannot be met by commercially available solutions.
Whose parents are unable to sustain the current level of support without equipment and / or adaptations.
This excludes children who have short term needs arising from a temporary impairment or hospital discharge.
- Needs Level
- SEN Provision Type