Somerset’s Disabled Children and Young People’s Service offer a range of support, information and advice outlined below.
We believe that the basic needs for disabled children are no different from those of any other child. But we recognise that some disabled children have additional needs, or face additional barriers which inhibit and prevent their inclusion in society. And it is those children, which we endeavour to support.
The team works closely with colleagues in the health and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities services.
This service covers:
- Eligibility for support
- Direct Payment Scheme
- Emotional Support
- Equipment – Occupational Therapy (OT) Service
- Home Care
- Short Break Care
- Somerset Short Breaks Team
- Children’s Autism Outreach Team (CAOT)
- Somerset Supporter Service
Service specific criteria:
No additional requirements are needed to make a request for support.
Email address: SDInputters@somerset.gov.uk
Telephone number: 0300 123 2224