Community Adult Occupational Therapy

What does the service provide?

Occupational Therapy is a health care profession which provides services to people whose ability to function in daily life has been disrupted. This may be due to physical illness or injury, developmental problems, the aging process or mental health.

Occupational Therapy aims to assist each individual to achieve a safe, independent and fulfilling lifestyle.  

We are able to offer advice and rehabilitation to help you achieve the activities which matter to you.  These areas may include personal care (feeding, dressing, toileting and bathing), domestic tasks, work, leisure or play activities, posture and positioning (supportive seating, wheelchairs), equipment provision and environmental adaptations to your home.

What to expect?

Assessments and treatments can be undertaken in various settings such as in-patient wards - Accrington, Clitheroe and Pendle Community Hospitals and Rakehead Rehabilitation Centre, the Community - your own home, care homes, specialist rehabilitation units and Health Centres (for example the CEDA Centre Community Equipment and Disability Advice Centre).

How to access the service

In-patients are referred via the ward.   

Community Occupational Therapy within East Lancashire area are part of the Community Integrated Therapy Teams.

You can self-referral to an Integrated Therapy Team and the CEDA Centre: (Community Equipment and Disability Advice Centre)

  • CEDA Centre - 01282 805922
  • Hyndburn Locality - 01254 358008
  • Ribble Valley Locality - 01200 449037
  • Burnley Locality - 01282 805609
  • Rossendale Locality - 01254 736330
  • Pendle Locality - 01282 804999

The service is provided between Monday – Friday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm.