Physical disability services
The Council assesses the needs of people with a physical disability and can provide advice and services that help to promote independence.
The Physical Disability Team provides assessment, care management and social work support for physically disabled people. The team works closely with NHS Barnsley and other agencies, referring on where necessary, for example, to physiotherapy or occupational therapy. Services that may be provided after an assessment include day services or outreach or support at home. You can also find out about Personal Budgets; and short-term breaks (respite) for carers.
The service is available to people who have a substantial and permanent physical disability and are aged between 18 and 64. You will need to have an assessment to find out if you qualify for help. To find out more about assessment's, follow this link to the webpage Getting Help from Adult Social Services. Assessment's are generally carried out in a person's home and will involve the individual, those who care for them and relevant professionals. The result is an agreed plan identifying the individuals and carer's needs. This is called 'The Support Plan' and it is reviewed on a regular basis.
Unless the situation is an emergency, services will not normally be provided before an assessment has been carried out. If you are already receiving services and your needs have changed, you should ask for a review or a re-assessment to be carried out.
Anyone can request an assessment for himself or herself or someone they know who is having difficulties. Simply contact your local Adult Social Services Locality Team, the Physical Disability Team, or someone from the Health Service such as your G.P, a District Nurse or Health Visitor.
For further information contact:
The Physical Disability Team
18/19 Keresforth Close
The Disability Team operational times are
Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 05.00pm
Friday 8.30am - 04.30pm