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Peterborough City Council - Reviews of social work and occupational therapy services PE1

Location: UK » East of England » PE
Sector: Social care

Issue: Occupational therapy review

Our social work and occupational therapy teams assist with assessments of people’s needs and to identify what care or support is necessary to meet their needs. With the proposed changes to eligibility criteria and our enhanced focus on preventative care, we intend to review the capacity and role of our various teams.

We intend to review our community assessment and care management service with the aim of more people being assisted through our customer contact centre, resulting in a reduced need for more assessments by qualified social work staff.

We will also review our sensory support and occupational therapy services with the aim of reducing the size of these services. The sensory support service provides social care support for people who are deaf, blind or deaf and blind, while occupational therapists provide people with specialist equipment in their homes.

A social work service is currently run for people affected by HIV/AIDS at the City Care Centre. The service will also be reviewed with the aim of providing for those with eligible care needs through our community social work team. We also propose to work with the voluntary sector to provide support to people affected by HIV/AIDS who do not have specific social care needs.

Savings:
2013/14 £k: 100
2014/15 £k: 150
2015/16 £k: 150
2016/17 £k: 150
2017/18 £k: 150

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They’re reviewing day centres.

We are providing day care to people with wide range of disabilities concentrating on people’s cultural and religious needs.  They are reviewing to replace day centres with supported living.  In my opinion this idea is not the way forward.  They are restricting people to work with one particular person in same living envirnment day in day out, not having to follow set routine by laeving home at 9.00am going to a day centre, follow their time…

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