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Children's Occupational Therapy Team - BCP Council

Children's Occupational Therapy Team - BCP Council logo

BCP Council Children's Occupational Therapists work with children and their families to enable them to thrive and fully participate in daily living activities within their home environment.

We work with children and young people up to the age of 18, who have substantial and permanent physical disabilities, severe autism and/or learning difficulties.

We visit you at home to complete an initial assessment and agree an action plan which considers your child's needs and the needs of your family.

If your child has support from Shared Care, we also ensure the carers' home environment is suitable to meet your child's needs. 

The team

  • provide specialist equipment for use in the home such as postural seating and bathing equipment
  • assess for minor adaptations to your home such as stair rails and ramped access
  • assess for major adaptations following the Disabled Facilities Grant legislation (DFG) to enable children to access their home, specifically bathing and toileting facilities and an appropriate place to sleep
  • complete housing recommendations in circumstances where other options for adaptations have been tried and have been unsuccessful in meeting your child's assessed needs
  • provide assessments where a child or young person's challenging behaviour at home puts themselves and/or their family members at significant risk of injury or harm.

We work closely with many other services including Housing Teams, Grants Teams, Social Workers, Shared Care and Family Support Practitioners. We also liaise with our Health and Education colleagues.

Occupational Therapists are registered with and work in accordance with the Health and Care Professions Council standards. For further information regarding Occupational Therapy please see the Royal College of Occupational Therapists website.

If your child is over 18 and requires an assessment please contact the Adult Occupational Therapy Teams within Adult Social Care.

Referral Process 

We accept referrals from parents, carers and health professionals. Please complete the referral form and return to Ruth Morgan, Children's Occupational Therapy Team Manager at:

Children's Occupational Therapy, Children and Families Service, 79 Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1RP.

If you wish to find out more about the service please contact Ruth Morgan, Children's Occupational Therapy Team Manager on 01202 127773.

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Venue/Contact Details
Ruth Morgan
01202 127773
Children?s Occupational Therapy
Children and Families Service
71 Lansdowne Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
Postcode
BH1 1RP
Area coverage
BCP Area
Directions
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Times and Costs
Opening times:
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. Friday 9am - 4:30pm.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
Availability
  • All Year Round
Costs:
This service is free.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Ages:
From 0 years to 18 years
Eligibility criteria:
Please see attachment for eligibility criteria.
Referral process:
  • Please complete the referral form and send to Ruth Morgan at the addresses given above
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Visual impairment
  • Motor Impairment
  • Toileting Hygiene
  • Speech, Language & Communication Needs
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Behaviour, Emotional & Social Difficulty
  • Eating and Drinking
  • Physical Disability
Special dietary provision
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Description:

The BCP Council Children's Occupational Therapy Team work with children and young people up to the age of 18, who have substantial and permanent Physical Disabilities, severe autism and/or learning difficulties.