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Assessment for home adaptations and equipment

Occupational therapists work with you to help you carry out daily activities at home, safely and independently.  Our goal is to help you achieve as much as you can for yourself.

If you’re worried that you are not coping, we can help you to learn new ways of doing a particular task you find difficult to make easier. Sometimes we provide equipment that is specially designed to tackle practical problems, or we might suggest adaptations to your home.

We help you and your carer with day to day activities that most of us take for granted including:

  • getting in/out and around your home
  • domestic activities such as cooking, eating and cleaning
  • personal care such as washing, toileting and dressing
  • we can also help to make it easier for you to care for someone at home with a disability, for example getting them in and out of bed, or helping them to move around the home

Our service helps disabled adults, people with sensory impairment, older people and their carers.

You can directly refer yourself if you have needs.  Or with their permission you can refer a family member, friend or neighbour who you think would benefit from advice and help to improve their independence and safety at home.

We want to offer support to as many people as possible, but because resources are limited we have to make sure that our services go to those who need it most.  Whether you qualify for a service will depend on your level of need and your circumstances.

If you would like help from us, you will need to have an assessment.

Following an assessment you may choose to take a direct payment to purchase your own equipment or ask us to provide it for you.

How do I contact the Occupational Therapy Service?

Please contact Adult Care Customer Services:
Tel: 01454 868007
Minicom: 01454 868010
8.30am – 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30 – 4.30pm Friday
A customer services officer will take details of your enquiry and talk to you about how we can help. If appropriate a member of the Occupational Therapy team will visit you at home to assess your needs.

Other support

You can get help with repairs and adaptations to your home from Care and Repair.  They also offer Information if you are buying your own living aids, mobility aids can now be purchased from many high street stores.

For more information, please see our adaptations factsheet or our occupational therapy factsheet.

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