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Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapy services are embedded within GP practices across the city to provide links and access for service users and other professionals, in north, central, west and south localities. We have an embedded enablement ethos, that operates across our organisation, for care and support with a focus on prevention and timely intervention. The move from reactive to proactive care is facilitated by:

  • Supporting the care workforce to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviour which support an enablement approach.
  • Supporting service users, as well as their families and carers, to be partners and active participants in their own care.

This innovative approach is facilitated by an enablement programme that is implemented for different levels of care staff in sheltered and very sheltered housing, with initial training provided by Occupational Therapy staff over a 12 weeks.

Our occupational therapy service provides help for people of all ages who experience difficulty with everyday activities due to disability, illness and the ageing process; with the aim of enabling you to go about your daily life more easily, safely and independently.

What can this service provide?

  • Provide support and advice to you and your carers on coping with the problems that arise in everyday life as a result of your condition
  • Teach new methods of carrying out everyday activities
  • Provide equipment to help with daily living activities
  • Arrange for minor adaptations to be carried out e.g. grab rails, banisters
  • Advice and assistance with major adaptations e.g. ramp and shower installations, widening doors for wheelchair access

How do I get an Occupational Therapy assessment?

You can get in touch with us yourself or if you prefer you can get someone else to do this on your behalf. The information taken is called a referral. Anyone can make a referral to our service as long as consent is given and appropriate information is available. It is important that we get as much information as possible to process your referral. The information we require is your name, address, telephone number, date of birth, GP, details of your medical condition, the difficulties you are having, if you live alone and who owns your house (relevant if any adaptation is required).

Confidentiality - all information provided is treated with the strictest confidence and is only passed on with your consent.

How to contact us

Please click here to make an online referral.

Or contact the Duty OT on:

To apply for one of our current OT positions please see HERE

Throughout the inspection we were told, and we saw, the positive effect that enablement training has had on the service. All staff spoken to demonstrated full commitment to promoting independence and helping people live in their own homes for as long as possible. “The organisation I work for is totally committed to the services they provide to the service users”.
Care Inspectorate, Inspection Report
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