Information For Commissioners
Dependability Limited provides the following services:
Occupational Therapy Assessments
Assessment of people with disabilities in the community and arranging
of equipment and adaptations. We provide manual handling
assessments and training of informal carers and care staff on the use
of hoisting equipment in the home.
Paediatric OT Assessments
Our specialist paediatric OT services assists families to access
equipment and adaptations to enable them to provide disabled
children with care in the home.
Housing needs Assessments
We can work with Housing allocations to identify priority and banding
for rehousing and identification of void properties suitable for
Major Adaptations design Service
Our OTs and surveyors work closely
together to provide all services from
initial assessment to final adaptation
completion, including grant
application, fully tendered works and
all certificates. Adaptations include
Level access showers, stairlifts, through
floor lifts, and bedroom extensions.
A detailed re-ablement programme with review. Also we offer longer
term re-ablement support to day centres and stroke groups.
Supporting People with Personal Budgets/Direct Payment
Supporting people to use their Personal Budget as a Direct Payment
and assisting in arranging services to assist them in maximum
achievable control and choice.
GP exercise referrals
We have an exercise professional who can work with clients who need
a graded exercise programme to achieve health improvements.
Care management assessment
reviews with an Occupational Therapy
focus, including continuing care
applications and processing if
required. Review of high end care
packages for councils to provide
justified recommendations for
reduced care packages where
Concessionary Travel Assessments - Blue badges and Freedom
Independent Mobility Assessments-Desk Based Assessments
Paper applications assessed at Dependability offices, includes some
telephone assessments. Local authority provided with decisions lists
and completed scored assessment forms in agreed time scales.
Face to Face Assessments
Assessments completed by Occupational Therapists or
Physiotherapists in a clinic situation, using a range of functional
assessments. Ours assessment tool is used and adapted for many
types of assessments. It meets DfT guidelines for Blue Badges and
Disabled Bus Passes. It can be tailored to suit DWP requirements.
Parking Bay Assessments
Dependability visits the applicant at their property; assess applicant
and geographical area to determine eligibility and viability. A detailed
report is provided to the council.
Scooter Assessment Service
Assessments of Elderly and Disabled
using Mobility Scooter Schemes. Our
Assessors take the rider out into the
street to assess transfers, use of
controls, visual and cognitive ability
etc. An evidenced report and risk
assessment is provided.
Various training programmes, including:
Personal capability Assessments, Continuing
Care, Trusted Assessors, Mobility
Assessment, Assessing and recommending
Major Adaptations. Dementia Training and
Manual Handling Training.
Reviewing or managing services on an interim basis.
Dependability Limited has
provided Assessment Services
on an external basis since
1992 to over 30 different
authorities to both adults and
services to vulnerable adults
and children on a contractual
basis. Our strengths lie in our
structure, our emphasis on
care and efficiency, and
getting it right first time, on
We have a core staff group of
full time, employed staff and a
number of self-employed staff
working flexible hours
enabling us to cater for
fluctuating demand whilst at
the same time controlling our
overheads so we can offer
value for money.
Staff workload is co-ordinated
by care co-ordinators based at
our main office. All work is
controlled centrally and
reports are checked and
monitored for completion,
timeliness and quality to
ensure targets are met. Staff
are recruited using a robust
recruitment policy and closely
High quality, consistent,
Experienced Health Care
Managed work flow.
Meeting targets and