The Assessment

What to expect at the assessment

After arranging an assessment appointment, a confirmation letter will be sent to the client with a leaflet and a short form asking him/her to detail some further personal information. EDS request that this form be returned prior to the assessment appointment. The assessment meeting will normally be with one of our therapists and takes approximately 2.5 hours. When the client arrives at the appointment, he/she will be asked to complete some additional information sheets which will help us with the assessment. During the meeting, it is common for people to feel anxious about sharing and discussing their struggles, however, this is an opportunity to share his/her concerns and for us to try to understand the situation. This enable EDS to decide the best possible support package for the individual.

What happens after the assessment

Following the assessment meeting, the EDS team will discuss the person’s situation at our post-assessment meeting. Once a decision is made regarding the nature of help, a a letter confirming these details will be sent to the client. There is generally a wait before any therapy commences but it is acceptable for the clients to contact the office if they are unsure of the waiting time. We will also write to inform the GP of our plan as they are responsible for the clients’ medical care when individuals are living at home. We will also be writing to any other health care professionals who may be involved to confirm our involvement.