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Merthyr Tydfil Integrated Demonstration & Equipment Centre (MIDEC)

The Merthyr Tydfil Integrated Demonstration Equipment (MIDEC) was officially opened in December 2009 by Mr Simon Dean, Head of Policy and Planning for the Welsh Assembly Government.

The Centre is aimed at vulnerable individuals, mainly the elderly, who may require assistive technology (Telecare) in order to maintain independence by being able to remain in their own home.

The Community Occupational Therapy Service is concerned with helping people of all ages with a disability, and their carers, to make the most of their abilities and remain as independent as possible within their own homes.

Community Occupational Therapists are qualified to work with people who have a wide range of disabilities.

Who is Eligible for this Service and How is this Achieved?

The service is available to individuals when:

  • The disability is permanent and substantial (National Assistance Act 1948)
  • The disabled person is ordinarily resident in Merthyr Tydfil County Borough
  • The aid / adaptation is to the disabled person’s only or main residence (Local Government and Housing Act 1989)
  • The aid / adaptation is assessed as appropriate to meet the disabled person’s present and future needs
  • By giving appropriate and relevant advice about daily living activities
  • By liaising with other relevant departments of the County Borough Council and agencies
  • By providing suitable equipment
  • By arranging to have the home environment adapted
What happens to my request?

Your request will be acknowledged within 14 days. We will also tell you when your request is likely to be dealt with, and who will be the member of staff responsible for visiting you. At this stage you may be requested to provide further information. Should you require additional information, please contact the Duty Officer.

Will I be charged?

There is no longer a charge made for this service.

How do I apply?

Duty Officer
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
Post Office Lane
Merthyr Tydfil
CF47 8BG

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