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 home.

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 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 or older
  • 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:

For minor/major home adaptations please refer to:

  • Staffordshire Cares (0300 111 8010) for patients within the South Staffordshire area

Occupational Therapy South Staffs (Adults) Contact Details

Stafford Health and Social Care,
Rugeley and Cannock Health and Social Care,
Seisdon Health and Social Care

01889 572026

Lichfield, Burntwood and Tamworth Health Occupational Therapy

01543 227385 (this is an unmanned phone, please leave a message and a member of staff will call you back)

Lichfield, Burntwood, Tamworth and East Staffordshire Social Care Occupational Therapy

01283 507108