Community Occupational Therapy
The Occupational Therapy Team look at equipment and adaptations for people who may be struggling with their independence in their own home.
Our team is made up of an Occupational Therapist Lead, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Occupational Therapy Technicians.
We work on the premise that we will look to see what needs can be met by equipment in the first instance to promote a person's independence.
We will only provide equipment if we know the client is safe to use it, so we often deliver this ourselves so that we can see this and consider any risks.
Once we have exhausted the equipment possibilities, we will then consider any adaptations. The Disabled Facilities Grant is means tested, but this falls under the Housing Grants Act not the Care Act so different criteria is applied.
Community Occupational Therapy Contents
- Introduction, Legal Requirements and Tools
- Preparing to Establish Needs
- The Skilled Conversation
- Agreeing Needs and Making a Formal Record
Establishing Likely Eligibility for a Disabled Facilities Grant
- Appointee and Deputyship Procedure
- Care Programme Approach
- Continuity of Care Arrangements
- Cross Border Placements
- Death of a Person
- End of Life Procedures and Practice Guidance
- Interpreter and Translation Services
- Joint Packages of Health and Social Care
- Joint Work
- Legal Services
- Liberty Protection Safeguards Procedure
- Lone Working Procedure
- NHS Continuing Health Care Procedures
- NHS-funded Nursing Care Procedure (FNC)
- No Recourse to Public Funds
- Ordinary Residence Procedure
- Prisons and Approved Premises
- Protecting Moveable Property and Belongings
- Reviewing an Education, Health and Care Plan (from 18 years)
- Risk Assessment
- Service Interruptions and Provider Failure
- Social Circumstances Report
- Social Media (use of)
- Storage of Data on Practitioners Mobile Devices