Regaining your independence
Do you or your elderly or disabled relative or friend who needs suppport to stay living in their own home?
We can provide services to help you or your elderly relative to stay at home. You might be surprised at how many people are able to stay in their own homes for most or all of their lives by taking a few measures to ensure their well-being and safety.
When people live with a serious health problem or disability, or as they get older, it can become difficult for them to get around in their homes, and to independently and safely complete everyday tasks such as washing and dressing, cooking and cleaning, and going out.
Occupational therapy staff help people in Sutton of all ages who have physical, mental or learning disability, as a result of birth, accident, illness or ageing, to do the things they want to do. These could be daily activities that many of us take for granted, from grocery shopping or brushing you teeth, to more complex activities such transfers from a chair, bed ,bath, managing your stairs, accessing your home, caring for children, succeeding in studies or work or maintaining healthy life.
How can we help you?
Do you have a long term disability? If so, Sutton's occupational therapy team may be able to help you overcome difficulties such as climbing the stairs, getting into and out of the home or in and out of bed, chair or toilet.
Helping you to live your life your way
This may be through supported assessment, advice, specialist equipment or adaptations, to help you to maintain maximum independence in your home and in your life.
If you would like to know more, complete the online referral form. Once we receive your referral we may be able to solve your enquire at this initial stage or we may contact you to arrange a prioritised appointment for either a visit to our assessment centre or for a home visit.
Alternatively, to request an occupational therapist referral for assessment of your needs:
- adult referral - call 020 8770 6080, then select Option 3 and then Option 2, or email email@example.com
- child referral - call 020 8770 4690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the following pages for advice and support we may be able to provide you or your relative or friend to live independly at home:
- Help with walking and mobility
- Equipment to help at home
- Gadgets to help you stay safe
- Meals on wheels
- Community shopping service