The Electronic Assistive Technology (EAT) service helps those with complex disabilities to control appliances, giving them and their carers more independence and comfort.
Environmental control systems are installed into the home which can be operated through a variety of means, including direct touch, switches, voice activation and eye gaze. These systems allow users to access:
The service covers Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire (except Bassetlaw).
The following criteria is taken from our service contract with NHS England. This inclusion / exclusion criteria also applies to computer access provision.
Where individuals have a variable condition (eg a progressive neurological condition), the above criteria can be applied with regard to the person’s anticipated needs and abilities within a clinically appropriate time period. Referrals can be accepted on this basis.
Certain aspects of the potential provision are outside the funding remit of the Electronic Assistive Technology service and require referral for funding and provision by other agencies. These include:
We accept referrals from GPs, allied health professionals and social services.
Referals can be made by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the following: