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Adaptations, equipment and occupational therapy

If you are disabled, have a long term medical condition or you are finding things are getting more difficult as you get older, occupational therapy and sensory impairment services can help you to live your life the way you want to.

For example:

  • getting in and out of the bath
  • managing the steps in your home
  • have difficulty in turning taps
  • find it awkward to stand up or sit down to use the toilet

The occupational therapist (OT) or occupational therapy assistant will visit you to discuss what you need and will complete a full assessment with you.

They can work with you to assist you to become more independent in the areas that are important to you. This can be by teaching you alternative ways of managing activities or by helping you access other services that can support you to achieve your goals.

They may also suggest equipment or temporary adaptations for your home, such as a stair lift. If available, we will arrange for these to be fitted and loaned to you free of charge. If you are assessed as needing a permanent home adaptation, for example, a shower, we will also help you arrange this.

You may just be looking for information on Community Alarms and Telecare equipment.

The Shopmobility service for disabled people offers the free hire of motorised scooters and wheelchairs for anyone with a mobility problem.