Occupational Therapy (OT) is a profession that enables people to overcome problems doing everyday things and lead meaningful and satisfying lives by promoting independence, health and well being (WFOT).
Thurrock Council's Occupational Therapy service works with health organisations and community groups to recommend the most appropriate treatment plan. This may include rehabilitation for people who have;
We also provide advice and information to people with substantial or long-term disabilities. For example, difficulties with:
For further information contact us on 01375 652873.
To find out what your own needs are, you could carry out your own self-assessment. You could also carry out an assessment on someone else's behalf, covering the following:
To help you, we have developed the Self Assessment Rapid Access (SARA) questionnaire in partnership with the Disabled Living Foundation, www.dlf.org.uk. This is an online self assessment questionnaire that asks questions about your daily life and the difficulties you are having. It gives you tips and information on equipment and minor adaptations and includes information on local services.
If your situation is not complicated and the disability is not severe, the self assessment will provide you with information and advice on independently managing your disability; finding the right product or health service.
The link below will take you to the SARA online self assessment.
Thurrock Council occupational therapy service work with partnership organisations and community groups to find the right rehabilitation or treatment plan for you if you have;
You can contact the Occupational Therapy service by telephoning 01375 652873.
We also have an open referral system in partnership with the Thurrock Day Hospital / South West Essex Primary Care Trust (PCT) for occupational therapy treatment and support. Telephone 01375 390044.
Treatment can include:
Our partnership organisations and community groups can provide training to help you regain the skill you lost. Follow the links below to find the relevant organisation for your needs.
When it is agreed someone will visit you to discuss your situation and carry out an assessment, you will be given an indication of when that will be. Depending on current demand there may be a wait for that visit, but we will contact you weekly to ensure nothing has changed and to keep you updated on when the visit will occur. If at anytime during that period your circumstances change please contact us again.
Contact us for advice and information if you would like to buy your own equipment. Following an assessment we may also lend you equipment if you cannot afford one.
Telephone the duty officer or equipment service on 01375 652873/01376 504488 to arrange collection. If you need to repair or replace the equipment, contact the duty officer.
Minor adaptations are small adaptations fitted to help you around the house. For example;
If you live in your own/family home or a privately rented house and would like information on where to find help, visit the following pages in our Housing section:
Major adaptations is any permanent work to a home costing over £1,000, which is carried out to help people with disabilities stay independent. For example:
Further information on major adaptations can be found on these pages:
For information on adaptations in council houses, please visit the following pages:
If you would like to apply for equipment and adaptations to your home:
For further information on Thurrock Council's disabled facilities grant and how to apply:
Private Sector Housing Team
Tel: (01375) 652482
Fax: (01375) 652946