Aids and Adaptations Occupational Therapy

The Aids and Adaptations Occupational Therapy Team complete assessments for difficulties that you might be having around the home, due to illness or disability.

We will assess your needs for aids and/or adaptations to help overcome these difficulties.

Examples of difficulties you may experience:

  • Trouble standing from a chair
  • Difficulty getting in/out of the front door of your property
  • Difficulty getting up and down the stairs
  • Difficulty getting in and out the bath or shower
  • Problems with using a wheelchair within your property

Following an assessment, a range of equipment or small adaptations to help you around your home may be provided at no cost, such as grab rails.

In some cases a disabled facilities grant may be recommended for a large adaptation, such as a stair lift or level access shower. These recommendations would only be made if equipment or smaller adaptations are not successful in overcoming your difficulties.

The service is available to Knowsley residents of all ages who have a long term health condition or disability. We are not able to accept referrals if you are having rehabilitation from another Therapy Team, as you may improve with the support of rehabilitation and no longer require a long term solution to your difficulties.

The Aids and Adaptations Occupational Therapy service is only able to assess for difficulties encountered in the home environment.

Useful Information

Referrals to the Aids and Adaptations Occupational Therapy service can be made by calling the Knowsley Access Team (KAT) on 0151 443 2600.

When making a referral to KAT you will be asked a number of questions around your current home circumstances and what area’s you are having difficulty with.

The Aids and Adaptations Occupational Therapy team is based at the Centre for Independent Living this service is available 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Call 0151 244 4096/4097

Please be aware that referrals are not taken on these numbers above.

These telephone lines can be very busy and an answer phone is in use, so please leave a message and we will return your call.

Your views and experiences are important to us at Knowsley’s Centre for Independent Living