Occupational Therapy Service

What is occupational therapy?

The Occupational Therapists in our assessment teams aim to support adults and older people who have a physical disability to remain independent and safe in their own homes.  

We also have two specialist teams that provide occupational therapy for children and young people.

The rest of the this web page provides information on our service for our adults.

How we can help

We can help if you have problems with daily living tasks, such as:

  • getting in or out of your home
  • difficulty with steps or stairs
  • mobility - being unsteady on your feet
  • transfers (getting in and out of chairs, bed, toilet, wheelchairs)
  • difficulties around washing, dressing, eating, drinking, etc
  • managing household tasks - such as meal preparation, laundry, shopping

Who is eligible for help

We may be able to help if you:

  • live in the Brighton & Hove area.
  • have a permanent and substantial physical disability.
  • are experiencing difficulty with any daily living tasks.

How do I apply?

You can get in touch with us yourself, but if you prefer to have someone do this on your behalf we regularly receive requests for assessments from:

  • GPs
  • other health professionals such as district nurses
  • carers
  • relatives

Contact the Access Point Team, please write, telephone or e-mail us:

Telephone: (01273) 295555
Minicom: (01273) 296205
Write to: Access Point
2nd Floor Bartholomew House
Bartholomew’s Square, BN1 1JE
Email: accesspoint@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Further information

The government wants to create an Office for Disability Issues - a new body to co-ordinate disabled people's interests.  The government also wants to set up a National Forum for Organisations of Disabled People.  To find out more visit www.gov.uk/disability.

Visit www.allaboutequipment.org.uk, a website run by the Assistive Technology Alliance for quick and easy advice and information about all aspects of equipment for independent living.