Occupational therapy

Our occupational therapy services can help you if you struggle to carry out your daily activities.

Who can get occupational therapy?

After an assessment you may be eligible for a range of occupational therapy services including information and advice, and equipment and adaptations if you:

  • Are over the age of 18
  • Struggle to carry out your daily activities

Charges for occupational therapy

It is free for us to assess your need for occupational therapy.

Most of our services are also free, however, if you require major adaptations to your home, you may need to complete a financial assessment to see if you will need to pay towards any costs.

How to get occupational therapy

To make a referral to be assessed for our occupational therapy services, complete our online form.

Community occupational therapy - make a referral

Occupational therapy services we provide

Our occupational therapy services are provided by 3 main teams:

The Community Occupational Therapy Team

Our team of Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants work alongside our social work teams, medical professionals and housing providers to complete an assessment of your daily living activities at home.

After an assessment, you could be provided with and advised about any equipment or adaptations that could help you, such as:

  • Bathing equipment
  • Bathroom adaptations
  • Grab rails
  • Ramps
  • Stairlifts
  • Toileting equipment

The Moving and Handling Service

Our Moving and Handling Service can advise on techniques and provide equipment that enable you and your carers to keep you safe in your home.

After an assessment, you and your carers could be provided with equipment and advised on how to use it. This includes equipment such as:

  • Ceiling track hoists
  • Slide sheets to help move a person around the bed
  • Standing aids
  • Full-body hoists and slings
  • Transfer boards

The Sensory Impairment Team

If you have a visual and/or hearing impairment, the Sensory Impairment Team can carry out specialist assessments of your needs.

After an assessment, you could be provided with equipment and advised on how to use it. This includes equipment such as:

  • A liquid level indicator - to help you pour drinks
  • A room loop system - to help you better hear your television or radio
  • Grab rails
  • Long cane
  • Symbol cane
  • White walking stick

More occupational therapy services

We also offer additional services such as:

  • A mobility and orientation service to help you find your way around the area you live in.
  • Drop-in clinics throughout the borough to help you.

To find out more about these additional services, get in touch with us using the contact details on this page.