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William Merritt Centre - Sheffield

Summary
The William Merritt Centre is a charity who aim to enable greater independence for individuals with long term or recently acquired medical conditions, disabled adults and children and older people.


Description

Medical Fitness to Drive Assessments

Our Occupational Therapists and Approved Driving Instructors assess whether your medical condition affects your driving ability and recommend suitable adaptions to keep you safe. (FREE NHS referral) 

Driver & Passenger Access

Our Approved Driving Instructors assess your ability when accessing vehicles to ensure comfort and safety by identifying appropriate equipment and vehicles suitable to your needs. (FREE)

Car Seat Clinics

Our Occupational Therapists identify the most appropriate car seat for your individual needs to ensure your safety and comfort. We can also provide a report to aid in funding applications if required. (FREE)


Who to contact

E-mail
info@wmdlc.org
Website
William Merritt Centre - Sheffield
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/wmdlc
Twitter
https://twitter.com/WMDLC

Where to go

Name
William Merritt Centre - Sheffield
Address
Soar Works Enterprise Centre
14 Knutton Road
Sheffield
Postcode
S5 9NU

When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Monday to Friday from 8:30am 4:30pm
Time of day
Afternoon
Morning

Inclusion Information

Cater for special dietary requirements
No
Supports special needs and disabilities
Yes
Special needs and disabilities experience
Speech, Language & Communication needs
Down's Syndrome
Visual impairment
Multi-Sensory Impairment
Dyslexia
Hearing impairment
Cerebral Palsy
No diagnosis yet
Social, emotional and mental health needs
Medical Needs or long term illness
ADD/ADHD
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
Severe Learning Difficulty
Moderate Learning Difficulty
Physical Disability/Mobility Issues
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities
Yes
Culture/ethnicities accommodated
All

Other Details

Costs

Details
Please follow this link for information on costs: https://www.wmdlc.org/-driving-assessments
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Please follow this link for information on referral options: https://www.wmdlc.org/-driving-assessments

Facilities
  • Parking
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Changing facilities
  • Catering facilities

Miscellaneous

Charity Number
513001

Local Offer

Description

The William Merritt Centre - Sheffield provide a FREE Car Seat clinic service to identify the most appropriate Car Seat for your child's individual needs to ensure their safety and comfort. We can also provide a report to aid in funding applications if required. We also deliver medical fitness to drive assessments to assess whether the young person's medical condition affects their driving ability and recommend suitable adaptions to keep them safe from 16 years+.

Contact Telephone
0114 303 9030
Contact Email
info@wmdlc.org
Links
William Merritt Centre - Sheffield

General Extended Local Offer Response

Eligibility criteria for your service and any priority groups 

Individuals with a long term/recently acquired medical condition, disability or frailty.

Do you operate a waiting list? 
No
Staffing arrangements 
Able to assist children/young people to access all activities and services
Staffing arrangements details 

Staff will guide children/young people through the assessment.

How do you communicate with your service users? 
Directly with parents/carers
Communicating with service users details 

The William Merritt Centre staff will communicate directly with the parent/carer or young person on the recommendations to improve the young persons independence directly after the assessment.


Last Updated
16/06/2020
Keywords
Disabililty Driving, Vehicle Adaptions, Car Seats, Disability, Passenger Access, Safety, Motability
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