Occupational therapy provides support to people whose health prevents them from doing the activities that matter to them.
An occupational therapist can identify strengths and difficulties you may have in everyday life such as dressing or getting to the shops and will help you work out practical solutions.
Occupational therapists work in a variety of locations in the Department of Health and Social Care.
Helping you with physical difficulties in your day to day activities. We can visit you at home or at your workplace.
We can assess your physical difficulties and your mobility and provide equipment or offer other practical solutions which can increase your independence and safety carrying out daily living tasks.
Helping you with difficulties you may be having managing your day to day activities. This could be from poor confidence or anxiety or other emotional impacts on your lifestyle. We aim to provide you with practical skills and techniques to cope with any functional difficulties you may be experiencing for example shopping in large supermarkets.
The Independent Living Centre offers specialists information and impartial professional advice about daily living products to enable older and disabled people to make informed decisions about the products they may wish to use. These include bed, bathroom and kitchen equipment. We also have stair lifts, moving and handling equipment and demonstration accessible showers.
The Centre is open every Wednesday from 10.00am to 2.30pm. You can just drop-in without making an appointment. Please call to arrange appointments at other times.