Initial Response Occupational Therapy Team

What does it do?

Their aim is to enable people to achieve as much as they can for themselves, so that they get the most out of life.  When people cannot do things which are important to them – such as getting dressed, having a shower, going to work or socialising – an OT can help in many ways, based on each person’s individual needs and lifestyle.

As well as employing OTs, we also have a number of Social Care Assessors (SCAs) in our teams.  SCAs are experienced assessors who are also trained to work with people and to complement the role of the OTs. Through a person centred approach OTs and SCAs aim to enable the service user to regain and retain as high a level of independence as possible, thus enabling he/she to remain in their homes and be part of the community for as long as possible.

Who it is for?

Occupational Therapists (OTs) work with people who have physical, mental and/or social problems either from birth or as a result of illness, accident or ageing. 

Where it is available?

Local service (Macclesfield, Congleton, Crewe and Nantwich).

How to access or apply for it:

Contact the Initial Response Occupational Therapy Team for a referral and/or advice on 01625 374028.

Additional information:

The Initial Response OT team has Referral and Advice staff who will listen to your issues and try to help you to resolve them.  This maybe through:

  • Advice
  • Referral to other agencies such as Age UK (formerly Age Concern) and Home Improvement Agencies
  • Referral to Independent Living Centres for assessment and self-purchase of equipment
  • If your problem cannot be resolved through any other means, the Referral and Advice Team will refer you to the appropriate Occupational Therapy team who will visit you at home and carry out a full assessment of your needs


Info last updated:

Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1HZ