We offer two kinds of occupational therapy service - social and health.

Our social care occupational therapy service assesses how your disability affects your daily life - if you have difficulty in getting on and off the toilet, in and out of the bath or into and out of your home. The health occupational therapy service deals with stays in hospital.

Social care occupational therapy

You may be offered equipment, adaptations to your home or help at home to support you and help you maintain your independence, or to assist your carer. This service is provided to people of all ages who have been assessed by a social care needs assessment as falling within the social care services eligibility criteria.

Health occupational therapy

The health occupational therapy service is for stays in hospital and returning home. It provides a specialist therapeutic service, including assessment, treatment and ensuring a safe discharge home.

Asking for an assessment

If you already have a care manager or social care worker, you can ask them for an occupational therapy assessment to give you help to do things for yourself at home. If you are not already in contact with our social care services, please contact us. We will take details from you and arrange for an assessment if necessary. A care manager or occupational therapist will then talk to you further about the issues you face.

Equipment provided through the service

Any equipment provided is loaned free of charge for as long as you need it. You can also take the equipment with you if you move house within the county.

We do not provide or lend equipment to non-residents.

Charges you may have to pay for social care services in the community

You will have to pay for some social care services in the community but others may be free or at a reduced level, depending on your financial circumstances.

The amount you have to pay is determined through a financial assessment.