Occupational Therapy

What does it do?

Occupational therapists adapt your environment so that you can keep doing particular tasks safely and independently in your own home.
An occupational therapist will:
  • Find out which activities mean the most to you
  • Maximize your potential by tackling your physical, psychological and social needs.
Occupations can be day to day activities such as:
  • Washing
  • Dressing
  • Cooking a meal, and so on.
Some examples of homes and adaptations are:
  • A second stair rail to help you get upstairs
  • Assessment of your bathing needs
  • Widening doors and pathways to make your home easier to move around.

Who it is for?

People who need help to live independently in their own homes.

Where it is available?

Local service (Derby).

What it costs:

The services that we offer you may be available as a cash alternative. This is called a Direct Payment.

You can use this money to be in control of your own services. Talk to your worker or contact Social Services for more information.

How to access or apply for it:

For more information please contact us at
Derby City Council
Adult Social Services Local Office
29 St Mary's Gate
Derby DE1 3NS

Telephone: 01332 717777
Minicom: 01332 206180
Fax: 01332 717360


Info last updated:

29 St. Marys Gate, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 3NU