Our community occupational therapists promote health and wellbeing through occupation - their primary goal is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life.
The teams achieve this by enabling people to do things that will enhance their ability to participate or by modifying the environment to better support participation. Occupational therapists use careful analysis of a wide range of factors including physical, environmental, psychological and social considerations to identify barriers to occupation.
Occupational therapists assess individuals' needs in their home or other place of residence and provide equipment to enable them to be more independent.
Who delivers it?
Patients in East, North and Central Birmingham receive occupational therapy as part of a broader healthcare package delivered by integrated clinical teams.
In Central and West Birmingham, occupational therapy is provided by the intermediate care assessment and treatment team (ICATT). The service provides an urgent response for palliative patients and will put in place a programme of review where required. The service is available to patients over 17 years of age registered with a GP in the Central and West locality.