Occupational Therapy

What does it do?

If you contact us about equipment and adaptations in your home, we will explain about what services are available and how we will assess you for them.
We will tell you when we are coming to visit you to assess your needs and will discuss them with you and anyone else you may wish to be involved (such as someone helping to caring for you).
Your needs will be considered against our eligibility criteria to see if we can offer you any help. We will let you know if you don't qualify for Occupational Therapy services and let you know the reasons why. We can give advice and information to help you make your own arrangements.
During the assessment we will:

  • Advise you and your carer on the best ways of managing at home.
  • Help you to be as independent as possible e.g. with personal care, cooking.
  • Advise you and your carer about equipment which may help you at home and provide some items on loan.
  • Advise you on suitable housing and ways of adapting your home to meet your needs.
  • Help to prevent you going into long-term residential care, when this is appropriate.
  • Make the best use of the money we have available.
  • Offer advice on benefits you may be entitled to.

Who it is for?

The Adult & Community Services Occupational Therapy service exists to help people with a disability to live independently in their own home. We help people of all ages who have permanent disabilities, however these have been caused.

Where it is available?

Local service (East Devon, Exeter, South Hams, Teignbridge, Torridge, West Devon, Mid Devon, North Devon).

What it costs:

We will tell you about any costs involved before you decide to have any adaptations.

How to access or apply for it:

For further information contact Care Direct on 0845 1551 007.

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Info last updated:

25/03/2017