- General Information
- Community Occupational Therapists
- OT Assistants
- How Can We Help?
- Getting Support
- Frequently Asked Questions
Occupational Therapists train for 3-4 years for a BSc Degree in Occupational Therapy. Our training gives us a good knowledge of medical, psychiatric and practical subjects allowing us to work in general or psychiatric hospitals, day centres, specialised units and social work departments to name but a few.
Often known as OTs, we visit people of all ages, who have a wide variety of conditions and associated problems. We can help solve problems from something as simple as putting on socks to planning and co-ordinating major adaptations to your home to allow wheelchair use.
They work under the supervision of the OT to provide and fit equipment in your home, carry out check visits and assist with treatment programmes.
OTs visit you in your home to discuss possible solutions to physical difficulties you may be experiencing. These may include:
- Climbing stairs and steps
- Kitchen work
- Getting in and out of bed
- Seating problems
- General mobility
- Moving and handling
- Property adaptations
We can advise on alternative methods of coping safety with these activities or provide suitable equipment to help.
We can advise on social and leisure activities and how to access them.
We can also offer support and advice to Carers.
All initial community care enquiries from the public will be channelled through the new Access Care Team for Community Care at Moray Council.
Calls to the single number 01343 563999 will be answered by one of the experienced frontline advisors who have a wide knowledge of all aspects of community care. They will be able to offer key information and advice about the best ways in which your care needs could be met.
To find out more about what will happen when you call, the care assessment and how decisions are made on who receives support (the eligibility criteria), see the section on:
Frequently Asked Questions
Find the answers to questions on topics such as referrals, charging, delivery of equipment and buying your own equipment.
Access Care Team