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Occupational Therapy

If you need practical support and help with your ability to do everyday tasks, then occupational therapy may be able to help.

We have a team of Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants who can you advise and assess your needs.

Services we provide

After an initial assessment over the phone, we will arrange to visit you in your home to find out what your needs are through a Specialist Occupational Therapy Assessment.

Following our assessment we may be able to provide you with:

  • equipment to promote your safety and independence (eg raised toilet seat or trolley)
  • minor adaptations to your home (eg grab rails or stair rails)
  • guidance or advice on how you can adapt your lifestyle to make your life easier
  • information regarding voluntary agencies that may be able to provide you or your carer with support

Where appropriate we may recommend major adaptations to your property through the local housing authorities (according to property ownership).

We work closely with the local hospitals, Primary Care Trust, Housing, Social Care colleagues and the voluntary sector.

How to contact us

Occupational Therapy Team
Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall
Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AP

Tel: 01234 718006

Fax: 01234 276350

Our aim

We aim to provide you with an easily accessible specialist service to enable you to live independently within your own home.

We will work with you to:

  • improve your quality of life
  • increase your independence and safety
  • enable you to access other support services
  • increase your choice and control

Useful information

Download our leaflet here - Specialist Assistance for People with Physical Disabilities (PDF)

Disabled Facilities Grants

Equipment Demonstration Area