Our Occupational Therapy Team
Sometimes, the things we take for granted in daily life such as getting in and out of the bath, on/off the toilet or armchairs can become difficult. We will visit you in your home to see what we can do to help promote your safety and independence.
How can the Occupational Therapy Team benefit you?
- We will work with you to help you find a new way of doing a task such as preparing a meal or drink, dressing and personal hygiene, getting in, out and around your home
- Providing specialist equipment to aid your daily living
- Providing minor adaptations such as grab rails
- Arranging major adaptations such as ramps or stair lifts
- Working with your carer to offer them advice in the best way to support you
- With your consent we can signpost you to relevant services who may be able to help
Who is eligible?
- Residents who live in the Nottingham City area
- Residents who are permanently and substantially disabled
- Residents who have significant difficulties in their daily life and want to be more independent
- Carer/s for a disabled person/s and who are experiencing difficulties
If you are not sure if you are eligible for help, please do contact us to discuss what you need.
How do I apply?
Firstly, you should get in touch with our Care Support Advisors by calling 0300 1310 300. You can do this yourself, or get someone like friend, relative, advocate, or any health or social care professional to contact us.
If you have a sensory impairment, please contact the Adult Sensory Team.
We will then look at the information you give us to decide if we can help. If so, we will then contact you to arrange an appointment to visit you at home for an assessment where you can demonstrate what your difficulties are.
What is an assessment?
A member of the Occupational Therapy team will visit you at home to look at how you manage with everyday activities. Together with you - and your carer, if appropriate - we will work out what meets your needs. The assessment usually takes about an hour. If English is not your first language, we can arrange for an interpreter to be there.
After the assessment, we will discuss with you the options available and agree what action is to be taken. We will give you a written summary of what is agreed. If your needs change or you move house, please get in touch and let us know as soon as possible.
Is there a charge?
The assessment and minor adaptations are free of charge. Any equipment provided will be on a long term loan, also free of charge. You may be eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant towards the cost of major adaptations. This is a means tested grant. We will explain how this works. If you are a council tenant, adaptations will be free of charge.