Occupational therapy for adults and older people

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapists help people of all ages to overcome challenges completing everyday tasks or activities.

Occupational therapists see beyond diagnoses and limitations to hopes and aspirations. They look at relationships between the activities that you do every day – your occupations – alongside the challenges you face and your environment.

Occupational therapists can work with you to create a plan of goals and adjustments targeted at achieving a specific set of activities.

Occupational therapists work in different places. This includes health services, social care, housing providers, education, voluntary organisations or as independent practitioners.

Could equipment and technology help you stay independent?

If you are struggling to carry out day to day tasks, please visit the Safe and Well website in the first instance.

Safe and Well is provided by our partner NRS Healthcare. Here, you can:

  • get advice on daily living equipment and technology that can help you in your everyday life and keep you safe
  • find out where to try out and purchase items of equipment
  • speak to NRS’s Occupational Therapist

If you are still unsure

Have you been unable to find what you need on Safe and Well? If so you can contact us to request an occupational therapy assessment or an assessment from our Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Team.

However, arranging to purchase equipment yourself may be quicker and give you more choice and control.

Contact us

Telephone: 0345 045 5202

9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday