Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapy Service provided by the Moray Council offers help to people coping with the effects of illness or disability. 


Community Occupational Therapists can help with the provision of equipment and adaptations to your home to assist with daily living tasks. People with multiple sclerosis have found simple things like grab rails and shower stools tremendously helpful if walking or balance is a problem. 


If you suffer from falls, OTs can give advice on reducing your risk of injury. 


OTs are particularly good at analysing everyday tasks that you might have difficulty carrying out and helping you to modify how you go about them to make it more manageable. This includes fun things as well as domestic tasks!




You can refer yourself to the Occupational Therapy Service by calling  01343 563999

 

This will connect to the Access Care Team.  They can also help with the following:

 

·         To find out how Community Care could assist you to better support yourself.
·         To learn what solutions are available to help you meet your needs, such as care at home,           equipment and day services
·         To request a Community Care Service for yourself or on behalf of someone else
·         For signposting to other sources of help and support.
·         You can also email them at accesscareteam@moray.gov.uk

 


For more information see the Moray Council website by clicking HERE


Also within the Occupational Therapy department is the Independent Living Centre - more information HERE



Grants are available for alterations to your home - such as ramped access - if that is necessary. The Moray Council has a Grants Officer who is responsible for this. He is Ivor McIvor who can be contacted on 01343 563508. However you should always start by talking to your OT.




If you can't find the right equipment to solve your problems try the charity Remap which uses a nationwide network of dedicated volunteers to make tailor-made equipment to tackle specific problems Click HERE  for more information.











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