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  • Occupational therapy finds ways to help you keep your independence
    Occupational therapy helps you recover at home

​An important aspect of any care programme is an occupational therapy assessment.

The goal of occupational therapy is to is to improve your ability to complete everyday tasks and help you keep your independence.

Our specialist occupational therapy service works with you to assess and provide support you might need in the following areas:

  • Personal care.
  • Personal safety.
  • Personal mobility.
  • Sensory needs.

Occupational therapy can assist both adults in long-term care as well as those recovering from a recent injury or illness.


A common outcome of an assessment is to provide you with equipment that can help you carry out everyday tasks you otherwise might struggle with and to maintain your independence. This could range from a frame to help you with your walking indoors, to assistive technology, such as a personal alarm to detect if you need help at home.

Adaptations to your home

Part of your care programme might involve making physical alterations to your house that can help you continue to live independently. These could range from minor adaptions, such as installing hand rails in optimal locations, to major adaptions, such as installing a stair lift or ramp to enable wheelchair access.

Your occupational therapist will be able to discuss what funding options may be available to make adaptions with you.


Anybody over 18 who lives in the City of London is entitled to an assessment.

To find out more or to arrange an assessment for you, or someone else, contact the Adult Social Care Team.

Tel: 020 7332 1224 (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday)