Sometimes things can happen which make it difficult to cope with everyday activities: both the things you have to do and the things you enjoy doing. For example, you might be recovering from an operation, or feeling unwell or in pain, or feeling depressed, or dealing with addictions. These things can make it difficult to cope with everyday activities such as:
- Washing, dressing, cooking and other household activities.
- Hobbies, interests, getting out and about with friends and families.
- Working, training, or studying.
- Looking after other people.
An Occupational Therapist helps people to get back to doing the things that they need or want to do in their daily lives through practising or developing skills, building confidence, providing equipment or making recommendations about future housing needs.
Anyone can refer someone to Occupational Therapy any health or social care professional, support workers or someone can self refer.
The service operates on a pro-active, assertive outreach basis and will visit people where they are staying.