Occupational Therapy

What does it do?

The Occupational Therapy service gives advice:

  • on alternative ways of managing tasks
  • to carers on moving and handling techniques, e.g. to help someone get in or out of bed, then provide written instructions
  • about equipment you can buy
  • and loan of equipment to help
  • on small changes at home such as a grab rail by the toilet or a stair rail
  • on adapting your property, e.g. for a level access shower or stair lift

Who it is for?

The Occupational Therapy service can assist anyone who is finding it difficult to carry out essential tasks in the home as well as helping you maintain independence in your own home.

Where it is available?

Local service (Bournemouth).

What it costs:

There are is no charge for:
  • Assessing your needs
  • Advice and information
  • Loaning essential equipment to meet your needs
There may be charges for certain adaptations.

How to access or apply for it:

To apply for an Occupational Therapy assessment contact Bournemouth Care Direct on  01202 454979 or complete an online enquiry form and someone from the team will contact you.

What to expect then:

Once the Occupational Therapy department has been contacted then arrangements for an assessment can be made.


Info last updated:

Town Hall Annexe St. Stephens Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6EA