Occupational Therapists work in a wide range of settings with people who have a physical disability, a mental health problem or a learning disability. They provide support and assistance for people who have difficulties with managing practical everyday tasks or Activities of Daily Living.
The aim of occupational therapy is to enable people to live as independently as possible - at home, in employment or in education. Occupational Therapists can work in a wide variety of settings in booth health and social care organisations as well as independently. They also work closely with other professionals in health, housing and educational services.
How An Occupational Therapist Can Help
An Occupational Therapist will help you by advising on ways in which you can adapt to changes in your everyday life and ways in which you could overcome any practical difficulties which you might be facing..
The ways in which an Occupational Therapist This is done is a variety of ways including; by
providing advice, looking at ways an everyday task can be done differently, recommending alterations or changes to your home, and referring you on to other services that can help such as Housing Departments or Speech and Language Therapy services
Occupational Therapists have specialist knowledge and can advise you on appropriate equipment, and suitable housing adaptations to make your life easier.
At Access to Independence we particularly focus of the issues which people face at home with the basic activities of daily living. We also give advise to individuals and organisations or access to homes, workplaces and other public locations.