Occupational Therapy Service

Description

Our Occupational Therapists (OTs) carry out assessments and provide services that help people remain as independent as possible in their own homes. This may include identifying equipment and/or adaptations to your home. We can also provide specialist advice.

OTs and Social Care Assessors (SCAs) work with a range of people, including children,who have physical, mental and/or social problems, either as a result of accident, illness or ageing. We are aware of the impact that changes in circumstances can have on individual’s independence and confidence.

You can contact the service if you or the person you are caring for is:

  • finding it difficult to cope with daily activities, or
  • needs equipment or adaptations for the home

We will talk with you to understand what could help you. We may be able to give you advice and information on the phone.

However, if the help you need is more complex, someone from the OT service may come and see you to make sure we give you the best advice. This is called an assessment. If your assessment shows that you need equipment, for example, a mobile hoist and sling, or minor works such as stair rails, then we will provide them free of charge.

You may need major alterations to your home such as putting in a stair-lift or wet-floor shower. You may qualify for a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) to help pay for the work. This is dependent upon your finances. 

adultcontactteamsouth@cheshireeast.gov.uk (if you live in Crewe, Nantwich, Sandbach, Middlewich, Alsager, Scholar Green, Haslington, Congleton, Holmes Chapel).

 

eastfpoc@cheshireeast.gov.uk (if you live in Macclesfield, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Poynton or Handforth).

 

Alternatively, please contact 0300 123 5010.

Service Details

Locations:
Dean Row Centre, Ringstead Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 2HA (directions displayed on map)
Organisation:
Cheshire East Council
Service Type:
Equipment and Adaptations
Age Range:
All ages
How is the service provided?:
  • Telephone
  • Face to face
  • In a Carer's Home
  • In Your Home
Accepted referral methods:
  • Via GP or Health Professional
  • Via Children’s Social Care
  • Via Adult Social Care
  • Via Cheshire East Housing Options Team
  • Via Voluntary Agencies
  • Via Local Area Coordinators
Areas covered in Cheshire East:
  • All Areas of Cheshire East
Additional Referral Information:
You can self-refer - just ring or email us.
Is a referral required?:
No
Additional information for assistance with communication:
Information can be provided in various accessible formats please ask.
Accessibility aids and support available:
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Toilet/Changing Facilities
  • Fully Wheelchair Accessible
  • Pushchair Accessible
  • Hoisting Facilities
Age Band:
  • Early Years (Under 5)
  • Children (5-18)
  • Young Adults (14-25)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Older People (65+)
Provides support to:
  • Carers
  • People with dementia
  • People with SEN/learning disabilities
  • People with mental health difficulties
  • Older people
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with sensory impairment
  • People with an acquired brain injury
  • Young Carers
  • People leaving prison
  • Teenage Parents
Sector Type:
  • Public Sector

Opening Times

Days service available:
  • Weekdays only
Opening Times - Monday:
8.30am - 5pm
Opening Times - Tuesday:
8.30am - 5pm
Opening Times - Wednesday:
8.30am - 5pm
Opening Times - Thursday:
8.30am - 5pm
Opening Times - Friday:
8.30am - 4.30pm
Opening Times - Saturday:
Closed
Opening Times - Sunday:
Closed
Additional Opening Times:

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
South Team - for Crewe, Nantwich, Sandbach, Middlewich, Alsager, Scholar Green, Haslington, Congleton, Holmes Chapel
Role:
General contact details
Telephone:
0300 123 5010
Email:
adultcontactteamsouth@cheshireeast.gov.uk
Contact Name:
North Team for - Macclesfield, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Poynton or Handforth
Role:
General contact details
Telephone:
0300 123 5010
Email:
eastfpoc@cheshireeast.gov.uk