An Occupational Therapist enables people to achieve maximum levels of independence through developing personal & domestic skills, community integration, social & communication skills, leisure & recreational skills, work skills and practical coping skills.
The Homeless OT Service assess life skills and provide appropriate treatment to ensure individuals are resettled in appropriate accommodation with adequate support.
CAN THE OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONALS HELP WITH OTHER PROBLEMS SUCH AS DRUG ADDICTION OR MENTAL HEALTH?
Patients can be referred onto other services for homeless people who can help with these problems.
WHAT IF A PATIENT DOESN'T HAVE A GP?
The service will help register patients with a GP and if this is not possible, the GP within the service will see patients or register them with the Homeless Practice.
WHERE WILL THE SERVICE VISIT?
It doesn't matter where a patient is living, the Hunter Street Homeless Services can see them in the Hunter Street Clinic, any drop in centre in Glasgow or in certain circumstances, the service will come to the patient.
IS THIS A CONFIDENTIAL SERVICE?
The health professionals are a health service within the NHS and therefore maintain confidentiality. Patient information will be shared with other services with the patient's consent.
WHERE IS THE SERVICE BASED?
All the health professionals are based within the Hunter Street Homeless Services at 55 Hunter Street, Glasgow, G4 0UP.
TO CONTACT THE TEAM PHONE 0141 553 2822