Occupational Therapy is the assessment and treatment of physical and psychiatric conditions using specific, purposeful activity to prevent disability and promote independent function in all aspects of daily life.  Services are provided in the patient’s own place of residence or work.

The Occupational Therapy Team help patients to regain skills they may have lost following an illness or disability, for example, helping them to regain skills in washing and dressing, making and eating meals, getting on or off a bed/ toilet. 

The service also helps patients with relaxation, anxiety and fatigue management, as well as helping patients who are returning to work and pursuing their leisure activities.

Social care occupational therapists are able to undertake assessments to enable individuals to have adaptations made to their homes and assess for and issue essential equipment required for people to maintain their independence. Specialist equipment is also provided where individuals meet the criteria. 

Occupational therapy aims to provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment for people to improve or sustain their skills in activities of daily living (ADLs) in order to live as independently as possible. 

The service includes: 

  • Self-care activities
  • Joint protection
  • Prevention of further deterioration of health conditions
  • Palliative and end of life care
  • Condition management (pain, fatigue, etc)
  • Health promotion strategies
  • Adaptation of the environment
  • Equipment provision (criteria-led)

Referral criteria:

  • Aged 18 +
  • The patient must have a GP within our catchment area
  • Any qualified health professional can complete the referral

Please note, we do not accept referrals for:

  • Mobility aids only – please refer to community physiotherapy
  • Wheelchair assessments only – please refer to opcare

For minor/major home adaptations – please refer to:

  • Staffordshire cares (Tel: 0300 111 8010) for patients within the North Staffordshire area
  • SCOTS (Tel: 01782 236950) for patients within the Stoke-on-Trent area

Longton Cottage Hospital

Drayton Road 



Tel: 0300 123 0995 Ext 4445

Operational hours: 8am - 4pm

Leek Moorlands Hospital

Ashbourne Road


ST13 5BQ

Tel: 0300 123 1894 Ext 7306761

Operational hours: 8am - 4pm

Bradwell Community Hospital

Talke Road



Tel: 0300 123 0905 Ext 8515

Operational hours: 8am - 4pm

Hanley Health Centre

15 Upper Huntbach St



Tel: 0300 123 0995 Ext 4384

Operational hours: 8am - 4pm

Bradwell Community Hospital

Talke Road



0300 123 0905 ext 1836

Leek Moorlands Hospital

Ashbourne Road


ST13 5BQ

01538 820057

Please contact Staffordshire Cares to refer into this service.

Please note that this can be done over the phone (0300 111 8010).

Medequip - for any equipment queries - 01785 273950 / 0845 450 5579

Revival - for emergency fitting of equipment ie keysafe or for other home improvements - 01782 749202

  • Access for professionals / public: Revival

Fire Safety - For free fire safety checks either self refer or health professional can refer via telephone 

Social Care

Twitter - @OT_MpftNorth

Occupational Therapy North Staffs (Adults) Contact Details

Sarah Wood, Occupational Therapy Team Leader

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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters, St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3SR

E-mail: enquiries@mpft.nhs.uk 

Switchboard number

0300 790 7000
(staffed 24 hours a day, every day)

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