GHP June 2017

20 GHP / June 2017 , Firstly, can you detail the work of your firm in a nutshell? Inclusion.Me was founded in 2009 leveraging our experience in occupational therapy and Disability Access Auditing over the past 20 years. We specialise in providing expert assessments and recommendations within the fields of rehabilitation, paediatrics, vocational rehabilitation, housing, equipment, mobility and access. Matthew explains “I established Inclusion.Me with the clear aim of improving the choice, quality and value for money of independent occupational therapy and disability access services which are available to public and private sectors in the UK”. “We believe our experience is invaluable in identifying the most appropriate and creative solutions, particularly whilst assisting our service users SO1700328 Inclusion.Me Sees Increasing Demand for Occupational Therapy Services Award-winning occupational therapists, Inclusion.Me, continues to see increasing demand for their occupational therapy services underpinned by their high-quality customer service, expertise andmarket-leading solutions. We caught up withmanaging director, MatthewBox, to learnmore about Inclusion.Me’s specialist occupational therapy services following their success in achieving the status of Best Occupational Therapy Service - South East England. through what can often be a complicated major adaptations process” Our public and independent client base covers the entire UK, with high client interest in Kent, London and the South- East. We enjoy strong customer returns built around our customer experience which emphasises quality assurance, trust and exceptional service delivery. Some of our recent clients include: • Numerous local authorities including Kent County Council, The City of London and the London Boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Merton; • The Ministry of Defence (MOD), T&CHA, Watmos and The Church of England; • United Living, Pinnacle PSG and Mulaslleys; • Bush & Co, HCML, AIG, Harrison Associates and Argent Rehabilitation; • Leicester Charity Link, The Salvation Army and Guinness Trust; • Selfridges and; • ZSL. With regards to social care, what is your department or team’s focus? How does your previous experience impact this? We find that many local authority occupational therapy services are currently seeking new options to meet their key performance indicators within ever-tightening budgets. Their in-house services are frequently stretched beyond capacity. At Inclusion.Me we can help by managing specific services on our clients’ behalf. These include: • Providing expert, independent housing needs reports; • Outsourced occupational therapy waiting list support and expertise; • Adult and paediatric occupational therapy expertise; • Immediate access to a nationwide range of occupational therapy specialisms including: rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, paediatric and hand therapy services; • Manual handling solutions and expertise; • Installation of high quality wet rooms, access improvements and kitchen re-designs and;