Some of you may be aware that a review into therapies in Richmond and Kingston is being undertaken by Achieving for Children and the CCG, in advance of recommissioning the service by April 2020. This review has been rumbling on for a while but some members of the Phyz group had a chance to meet James Thomas (DIrector of Children's Services for Richmond) and asked whether our group could be part of this to provide a view from a physical disability perspective (many of us are "heavy users" of the therapy services).
So on Friday 13th September the Phyz group will hold a meeting at Skylarks where representatives of the therapies review will come and discuss it with us.
For all parents who live in the boroughs of Richmond or Kingston.
Does your child receive any therapies? Speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and/or physio. Or should they be receiving them and are not?
This is relevant for all therapy services (physio / OT and SLT).
This is a very important consultation and what is decided is likely to affect provision for years to come.
Alison Danks (who is head of integrated health services for Achieving for Children) and Claire Schneider (who is service manager for children's therapies in Richmond) will attend and present their current thinking on how the service will be reorganised.
This is important as whatever decisions are taken could have a significant impact (either positive or negative) on the way that therapies are provided to our children both at school and at home (through the community teams) and in special schools or specialist resource provisions.
Please, if you are a Richmond (or Kingston) parent please come along on Friday 13th September 13th between 10 and 12. This review will be important.
If you are unable to attend but would like to provide input, then please contact email@example.com