Occupational therapy

Occupational therapists are trained health care professionals.  They work in social care and specialise in adapting tasks and the environment to enable disabled and older people:

  • to be able to carry out daily activities

and

  • be safe and independent in their own homes.   

How do I get an assessment?

Contact Derby Direct for all referrals and general enquiries.

What does an occupational therapist do?

They will visit you to carry out an assessment, and will observe how you are managing with activities, such as getting out of a chair or climbing the stairs.

They will talk to you (and your carer if you have one) about the things you find difficult to do and will work with you to look at ways of making things easier and safer in your home for you and your carer.

This may be by providing specialist equipment  or recommending some adaptations  to your home.  They will also be able to advise you about whether or not you would qualify for a Disabled Facilities Grant .

Occupational therapists also provide advice on ways of doing things and help to reduce possible risks of falling or other risks in your home. They can refer you for Telecare products, to Derby Care Link and to other agencies, if necessary

Useful forms

Contact details

Email:
Post address:
Adult social care
People Services
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS
Phone: 01332 640777
Minicom: 01332 640666
Customer Service Centre
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS