Bristol City Council are providing a new service called the Assistive Technology Service to support people with a learning disability and/or autism to live more independently with the help of assistive technology (AT). To deliver this the council will be working in partnership with WE care and Repair and Hft.
People who are referred to the service, along with their family and carers, will firstly talk with an assistive technology specialist to discuss what may help them to live more independently. If it looks as if AT or gadgets could help someone become more independent or help carers feel more confident, they will then be visited at home. If it is agreed that AT could support someone’s independence, AT would be provided for them.
People can be referred to the service from different places, including social care teams, health services, the community learning disability team, community support service providers and by family and carers.
The service is for:
- People with a learning disability/autism
- People with a learning disability/autism who also have mental health needs
- Families or carers of the above groups
To find out more carers can contact Hft on 0117 4035606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about assistive technology.