Physical Impairment and Medical Support Team (PIMS)

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The Physical Impairment and Medical Support Team provides educational support for any child who lives in Somerset and has a confirmed diagnosis of a physical impairment or medical requirements.

We visit children and young people in their homes, pre-school settings, schools and colleges.

We provide information to parents about the effects of physical impairments or medical needs, and strategies to support access to learning and independence, as well as direct support, teaching, training and advice for staff in order to be sure the requirements of your child are planned for in all settings and at transition

You can hire assistive devices such as communication aids, specialist IT hardware and seating, and mobile hoists, if it is felt that through assessment that your child would benefit from this equipment.

Special educational needs and disabilites information

All schools, childcare and SEND providers must make their policy and provision for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) available on their website. This is usually published in the provider's SEN information report. This link takes you to where you can find this provider's SEN information report.

If you cannot find what you are looking for or you have questions about the provider's SEN provision, you should contact the provider directly.

We usually hold some information about a provider's policy and provision and you can find what we do hold here.

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Further information

  • Are you eligible
  • We work with children and young people who require alternative recording methods or communication aids.

  • How to access
  • You can now purchase time and packages of support from our service online rather than by Service Level Agreement. All packages include travel time. Find out more on the SSE website.

  • When is it available
  • Contact provider for details