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Occupational therapy

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

If you would like to make a referral to the Community Occupational Therapy (Housing, Adaptations, and Specialist Equipment) Service please call 0300 123 7593 and follow the options to select your local Neighbourhood Team.

If you are already known to the Community Occupational Therapy team and wish to contact your Occupational Therapist, you can leave a message for them using the following numbers:

Please visit the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust website for more information.  

Paediatric Occupational Therapy

Paediatric Occupational Therapists work in partnership with children, young people and their families. Occupational therapy (OT) enables people to participate in daily life. Daily life is made up of many activities (or occupations). Occupations for children or young people may include self-care, being productive (going to nursery or school) and leisure.

Website: Worcestershire Children's Occupational Therapy (Paediatric) Service | Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust