Children & Young People's Occupational Therapy Service

 

Covid-19 - Service Provision & Communication 

 

 

 As you are aware we are in a challenging situation with COVID 19 which will significantly impact on the ability to deliver a full service

 

In line with Scottish Government resilience planning and as part of Fife NHS and HSCP contingency arrangements, we will be scaling back routine contacts.

 

I am writing to advise that this may affect service delivery for your child over the next few months.

 

This will mean that we are unable to see children for new assessments, or any planned interventions. If your child is waiting delivery of home equipment or, an adaptation to your home, this will likely be delayed or postponed. We will only be able to respond to urgent or critical requests.

 

We will be able to offer advice and support over the phone on the number above.

 

Hopefully you will already be aware of the Kids Scotland website which provides useful advice and strategies that you can carry out with your child at home.

 

https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/kids

 

If your child has difficulties/breakages of their home equipment please call the Fife Community Equipment Store Tel: 01592 583252.  

 

If you have any problems with your home adaptation please call Fife Council Contact Centre Tel: 03451 55 00 00.

 

If there is a problem with your tracking hoist, please call W Munro (Rehab) Ltd who are responsible for the servicing and repairs Tel: 0141 952 2323.

 

If there is a problem with your stair lift please call Advanced Stairlifts who are responsible for servicing and repairs Tel:01383 411400.

 

We thank you for your patience and assure you that we will be in contact to arrange assessment and interventions with your child as soon as the current situation resolves.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Caroline Reith

Ruth Johnston

Team Lead Occupational Therapists

Children and Young People’s Occupational Therapy Service

 

What is Occupational Therapy?                                                                   

Occupational Therapy enables people to participate in daily life to impove their health and wellbeing. Please read "Occupational Therapy and Children and Young People" for further information.

Occupational Therapy and Children & Young People

Occupational Therapists provide advice, reassurance, support, assessment and intervention to help children and young people (newborn - school leaving age) to develop their skills in everyday activities to ensure they have access to all relevent facilities (or resources) within their home/school environments. These can include:

Self-care - dressing / undressing, feeding, personal care (e.g., toileting, bathing, hair washing, tooth brushing)

Productivity - at home; play, helping in the house (e.g., making a snack, chores); at school / pre-school: play, participation in curricular activities (e.g., school work, PE, technology)

Leisure - engagement in outdoor play, sports, hobbies, crafts, socialising with friends and family (e.g. www.onyourdoorstepfife.org)

 

Fife Health & Social Care Partnership Children and Young People's Occupational Therapists offer support  in various environments dependent on the child's and family's needs (e.g. home, school, nursery, clinic and child development centres, leisure centres and parks).

Our service has put together some free downloadable resources that may be helpful for people involved with supporting children and young people. Please select the appropriate link below.

 

Free downloadable C&YP OT resources

        

      

 

Contacting the Children & Young People's Occupational Therapy Service 

Contact details for the Children & Young People's Occupational Therapy Service can be accessed by clicking through to the Request for Assistance page. 


Contacts

For more information contact

Children and Young People's Occupational Therapy Team
Tel: 01383 674124 Contact Children and Young People's Occupational Therapy Team online

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