Description of activity
The Assistive Technology Service provides environmental control systems on loan that help to maintain and improve the independence and security of people with severe physical disability who have very limited upper limb and hand function. The ability to control everyday equipment such as the phone, TV and lighting is provided via a central control unit and a single switch. It can also be used to control access into their home and summon emergency help. Access to computer functions can be considered if you are eligible for the service.
What we offer:
All clients are assessed at home by the Senior Occupational Therapist, Service Lead for Assistive Technology.
Equipment is carefully tailored for each individual taking into account their goals.
Training for clients by the engineer following installation of a system
Maintenance and regular servicing which is provided by the assistive technology provider.
Reviews, on-going support and advice are provided by the Occupational Therapist to clients, carers and healthcare professionals.
Organisation Contact Details
Address and Accessibility
Staff have specialist training
How to access the service/activity
Description of Eligibility or Referral Criteria and Pathways (if applicable)
Referrals are normally received from Adult Social Care or Health Occupational Therapists working in the community.
Referrals may be received from other professionals, family or carers following discussion with the Assistive Technology Service.
The Service is commissioned by NHS England for patients of GP’s within the following areas :