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Provide funding for NHS occupational therapy in all regions

Submitted by Chelsie Jade Bell on Thursday 9th September 2021

Published on Wednesday 15th September 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 15th March 2022

Current Signatures: 22
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Access ~ Children ~ Education ~ fund ~ income families ~ learning ~ Money ~ NHS ~ The NHS ~ Therapy ~ They Live

Petition Action

Provide funding for NHS occupational therapy in all regions

Petition Details

Not all regions have occupational therapy available on the NHS for sensory processing disorder and Autism. This means parents are having to go private which costs a lot of money which for some is just not affordable.

Additional Information

Children with Autism/ Sensory issues education and life can be controlled by their sensory need. This is some cases causes their learning and life to be disrupted. Some children in low income families cannot afford the assessments and therapy and are being left to fight to access funds to help their children or to fund themselves. Some regions offer this on NHS while some don’t, why should children be disadvantaged by what postcode they live in. This needs addressing.

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