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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.
How we can helpWe 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 helpWe may be able to help if you:
- live in the Brighton & Hove City 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:
- other health professionals such as district nurses
To get in touch with the Access Point Team, please write, telephone or e-mail us:
Telephone: (01273) 295555
Minicom: (01273) 296388
Write to: Access Point
3rd Floor Barts House
Bartholomew’s Square, BN1 1JE
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.direct.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.