Equipment and Adaptations
An Occupational Therapy Team is available to work with children and young people with a disability who live in Staffordshire to enable them to carry out everyday activities more safely and easily in their home.
A wide variety of support is available which may include:
Suggesting alternative ways of doing a task.
Arranging the loan of equipment to help care for a child or young person or to enable him/her to be independent.
Recommending and arranging funding for minor building adaptations, identified as essential to a child or young person's safety or independence.
Arranging a Direct Payment for the purchase of recommended equipment or minor adaptations.
Referral for a Disabled Facilities Grant for major adaptations to a child or young person's home, where necessary.
Advice on building alterations and the purchase of disability equipment.
Advice on grants to provide some specialist equipment.
Signposting to different or more appropriate services if necessary.
If you feel your child might need our services please contact the First Response Team on 0800 13 13 126 (Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5.00pm and Friday 8.30am-4.30pm)
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax 01785 854223.
You can also write to:
First Response Team
Other Organisations Who Can Help
Information on other organisations who provide advice and support on equipment is available below.
Please note Staffordshire County Council is not responsible for the content of external websites linked from this page.
The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)
The DLF is a national charity that provides free, impartial advice about all types of disability equipment and mobility products for disabled people of all ages, their carers and families. For more information please visit the Disabled Living Foundation website.
Caudwell Children is a charity that provides specialist equipment for sick and disabled children across the UK. For more information please visit the Caudwell Children website.
Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children
Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children gives practical support with equipment grants, nurse services, campaigns for change and funding medical research. More information can be found on the Newlife Foundation