Occupational Therapists (OT's) work with people who have disabilities with the aim of helping people to live as independently as possible.
What does an Occupational Therapist do?
They work with you and your family or carers to identify any areas of difficulty with daily living tasks - including washing, dressing, cooking and getting on and off your bed, toilet and chair.
They will then advise you on overcoming the difficulties you are having. This advice may include:
- suggesting you use a piece of equipment to make a task easier
- providing advice on how to do a task more easily
- suggesting ways to adapt your home to help you live more independently and making referrals for housing adaptations where appropriate
- providing advice on support networks in your area
- providing information on your disability and medical condition
How to see an Occupational Therapist
Anyone with a disability can ask to see an OT - you can refer yourself for an assessment by contacting your local OT office. We may need to communicate with your Doctor about your medical needs.
Community Occupational Therapy Offices:
- Bromsgrove Tel: 01527 488016
- Droitwich Tel: 01905 681035
- Evesham Tel: 01386 502325
- Kidderminster Tel: 01562 514640
- Malvern Tel: 01684 612636
- Pershore Tel: 01386 502019
- Redditch Tel: 01527 488016
- Tenbury Tel: 01584 810643
- Worcester Tel: 01905 681655
- Mobile Assessment Unit Tel: 01527 869148
Paediatric Occupational Therapy
Paediatric Occupational Therapists work in partnership with children, young people and their families. They support children and young people to participate in everyday life, as this is important for their long-term health and well-being.