The Adult Ability Team (AAT) is a nationally recognised, community based Specialist Nursing and Neurological Rehabilitation Service, offering therapeutic interventions and ‘clinical championship’ for people with progressive neurological conditions, supporting people from diagnosis through all stages of their condition. Types of conditions supported are:

  • Parkinsons
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophy and other similar conditions which have been formally diagnosed by a medical consultant

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With the overarching philosophy of self-management and person centred care the team assess and agree treatment programmes tailored to individuals own goals, to help them develop skills to manage their own condition at home and to help them live their life in the way they choose.

This may involve supporting people with medication management, education regarding their condition, prescription of equipment to assist everyday life and the provision of rehabilitation and exercise programmes. The team also provide advice and support for carers and families and can signpost to other organisations as appropriate.

Stress and anxiety management programme

As well as individual treatment programmes, the team have recently developed a stress and anxiety management programme for people with a Progressive Neurological Condition, as well as running symptom management educational programmes and newly diagnosed courses.

How do I refer?

Referrals are received from consultants, GPs and other health care professionals, and a recent summary of medical history is required with each referral.

What happens next?

Once referred in to the Adult Ability Team, your case will be allocated to the most appropriate professional to your need. You will receive a referral acknowledgement letter in the post, along with a team leaflet detailing the roles of each professional, and what to expect from the service.

In due course you will be contacted either by post or telephone with the offer of an appointment.

Who might I see?

The multi-disciplinary team consists of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Specialist Nurses, an Assistant Therapy Practitioner, an Integrated Support Worker and an Administrator with a counselling background.

Where will I be seen?

You will be seen in the community – usually at a local clinic or at home.

What happens after the treatment programme?

Once you have completed an agreed treatment programme, an end of episode letter is completed. Following an end of episode you are not discharged from the team, and you can re-contact the service for advice and further intervention as changes to condition or situation occur.