Occupational therapists work with adults and older people. They can help if you:
- are having difficulty with day-to-day tasks
- might be at risk of harm
- are at risk of losing your independence
Occupational therapists are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council. It holds a register of all people eligible to practice.
They will help you to be more independent with activities, such as:
- personal care (for example, getting washed and dressed)
- work (for example, paid work, voluntary work, housework or school)
- leisure activities (for example, sports, hobbies and social activities)
Therapists can also advise on:
- ways to stay safe (for example, making your home safer)
- ways to improve your mobility (for example, installation of hand rails and ramps)
- how to get in and out of bed (for example, raising the height of your bed/chair)
- how to prepare meals
- how to manage stairs
- creating a coping strategy to improve independence
If you want to buy equipment yourself, visit the NRS Healthcare website.
To contact to us about your needs, email socia[email protected] or call 01522 782155.