Supports disabled children and their families to live safely and independently in their own homes by:
- Provision of advice and guidance
- Provision of equipment
- Provision of adaptations
Who are we?
We are experienced Children's Occupational Therapists (OTs) employed by NSC and registered with the HCPC. We work with children with complex needs from 0-18 years old at home, in their educational and short break settings.
What do we do?
• promote functional independence skills in daily living tasks eg: bathing, toileting, eating
• Promote access to essential facilities in the family home eg: access to bedroom and bathroom
• Promote a safe environment in the family home eg: safe moving and handling techniques
How do we do this?
After an assessment of your child's needs, the OT will agree an action plan with you and your child. This may include:
• Advice and guidance eg: alternative methods of managing daily living tasks
• Provision of equipment eg: a supportive seating system to enable hand function, a mobile hoist and slings for safe manual handling
• Provision of minor adaptations eg: grab handles in the bathroom to help get in/out of the bath safely and independently
• Provision of major adaptations via a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) eg: building a level access shower room in the family home
Who do we liaise with to help you and your child?
• other Social Care professionals eg: social workers, family support workers
• Health professionals eg: doctors, physiotherapists, child health OTs, speech and language therapists, specialist nurses
• Education eg: special and mainstream schools and pre-schools/nurseries, Education Inclusion Service
• Housing eg: Housing Adaptations Team, Home Choice, Care and Repair, Architects
• Voluntary Sector eg: Springboard Nursery, Charlton Farm Children's Hospice
• Equipment providers