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Who we are

Our team of occupational therapists carries out assessments for any difficulties you may be having around the home, due to an illness or disability. We will then be able to provide you with aids and adaptations for your home to meet your needs, which will help to minimise any difficulties you are having and support you to stay independent.

Our service is available for people living in Knowsley of all ages who have a long-term health condition or disability which is causing them problems around the home. This may include people who have problems who have difficulty with:

  • Standing up from a chair
  • Getting in and out of your front door
  • Getting up and down the stairs
  • Getting in and out the bath or shower
  • Using a wheelchair in your home

Our team works closely with services working in Knowsley's Centre for Independent Living.

  • You can refer yourself to the service via the Knowsley Access Team by calling them on 0151 443 2600.
  • Professional referrals for adults can also be made online via the following link: Knowsley Adult Social Care Portal. Follow the steps on the link to make a professional referral for either an Urgent Moving and Handling Assessment, Aids and Adaptations Referral, or Deaf Services referral (via the Sensory Loss Referral link). Please note, you will need to create an account to make an online referral; once created this can be logged into for any future referrals made or for retrieving previous referrals completed.

A member of our team will visit you at home to carry out an assessment to identify the areas of everyday life that are causing you problems. They will talk through your needs with you and explain what help is available.

Following your assessment, a range of equipment or small adaptations to help you around your home will be provided based on your individual needs. This could include a number of aids, such as:

  • Grab rails
  • Special bathroom equipment
  • Access ramps
  • Hoists or lifting equipment

In some cases, a Disabled Facilities Grant may be recommended for a large adaptation, such as a stair lift or special shower. These recommendations would only be made if equipment or smaller adaptations are not able to help you overcome your difficulties.