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Occupational Therapy Services

Information about the community Occupational Therapy service for adults provided by Buckinghamshire Council

Occupational Therapists see beyond illnesses and disability to hopes and wishes. They look at relationships between the activities that you do every day – your occupations – alongside the challenges you face and your environment.

This Occupational Therapy service takes a person-centred approach, in the role of supporting Buckinghamshire’s 18 years + residents to do the things they want and need to do. We aim to help people to be independent and well in their own homes for as long as possible or recover following a period of crisis.

Occupational Therapists focus on helping people to live as independently as possible. This can be achieved through many ways, examples may include:

  • Finding a new way of doing a task such as preparing a meal or drink, dressing and personal hygiene and getting in and around your home.
  • Recommending or loaning equipment.
  • Working with your carer to offer them advice in the best way to support you.
  • Provide minor adaptations such as grab rails.
  • Recommending major adaptations such as ramps or stairlifts.
  • Provide information or advice, including signposting to appropriate service.