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0 to 25 Disability Team, Social Care Referral Eligibility Criteria

The 0 to 25 Disability Social Work Team is a social work team working within Children's Services. It can accept referrals for social care for a disabled child or young person aged 0-25 years old.  

Due to the way the law is arranged there are two sets of legislation covering eligibility for childrens (0-17) and adults (18 to 25th birthday) referrals pathways;

For children (0-17) Referrals;

If you want to do this, the child or young person needs to meet these referral eligibility criteria:

  • complex health and developmental needs, or
  • a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with an associated severe learning disability, or 
  • sensory disabilities, or 
  • a severe physical disability, or
  • a life limiting condition.

You can make a referral to the 0 to 25 Team by calling the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 020 8871 6622 (email mash@wandsworth.gov.uk ).

If your child or young person is already known to the 0 to 25 Team, please call 020 8871 7192 or email on 0-25disabilityteamduty@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk.

For adults up to 25 years old referrals;

Referrals can be taken as early as 14 however services (if considered eligible) would not start until the young person’s 18th birthday

Condition 1

The adult’s needs for care and support arise from or are related to a physical or mental impairment or illness and are not caused by other circumstantial factors.

This includes if the adult has a condition as a result of physical, mental, sensory, learning or cognitive disabilities or illnesses, substance misuse or brain injury.

Condition 2

As a result of the adult’s needs, the adult is unable to achieve two or more of the outcomes specified in the Care Act 2014 regulations and outlined below;

  • Managing and maintaining nutrition
  • Maintaining personal hygiene
  • Managing toilet needs
  • Being appropriately clothed
  • Being able to make use of the adult's home safely
  • Maintaining a habitable home environment
  • Developing and maintaining family or other personal relationship
  • Accessing and engaging in work, training, education or volunteering
  • Making use of necessary facilities or services in the local community, including public transport, and recreational facilities or services
  • Carrying out any caring responsibilities the adult has for a child

Condition 3

As a consequence of being unable to achieve these outcomes, there is, or there is likely to be, a significant impact on the adult’s wellbeing, determining whether:

  • the adult’s needs impact on at least one of the areas of wellbeing in a significant way or
  • the cumulative effect of the impact on a number of the areas of wellbeing means that they have a significant impact on the adult’s overall wellbeing.

You can make a referral to 0-25 Disability Team by calling the adults Access Team on 020 8871 7707 or emailing accessteam@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk .

If your child or young person is already known to the 0 to 25 Team, please call 020 8871 7192 or email on 0-25disabilityteamduty@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk.

 

 

Where to go

Name
Wandsworth Town Hall Extension
Address
Wandsworth High Street
Wandsworth
LONDON
Postcode
SW18 2PT
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Availability

Age Ranges
0 to 25 years
Referral required
Yes

Local Offer

Description

What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

To use this service you can refer your child/young person 0 to 17, yourself, through the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), or they could to be:

To use this service you can refer yourself or young person 18+ to the 0-25 Disability Team by calling the adults Access Team on 020 8871 7707 or emailing accessteam@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk .

If your child or young person is already known to the 0 to 25 Team, please call 020 8871 7192 or email on 0-25disabilityteamduty@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

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Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020

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