Many people may need some support to assist them with their daily lives, this may be within the home or while out in the local community. The role of the Occupational Therapy (OT) team is to work with people to help them achieve as much independence as possible. In order for this to happen, people may need an OT assessment that can help identify the practical solutions available within the home; this could entail some minor modification(s) to the layout of their house or equipment provision which would help in their daily lives.
OT staff will work with other agencies and Housing Associations to make the right changes to peoples living environments, for example changing baths for showers for easier access or providing some equipment such as a perching stool that may assist people to prepare food more independently.
If you feel you need Occupational Therapy Services then you can self refer or you can get a referral from your GP or other health and social care professional