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Private occupational therapy in Edinburgh

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Carien

Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Carien is an expert Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in South West Scotland. She visits clients across Scotland, as well as to North West England, visiting children and their families at home, in school, or at nursery. Carien has acquired a wealth of experience, supporting children of all ages from premature babies to young adults. She has expertise working with children with neurological conditions including cerebral palsy, degenerative conditions, and sensory difficulties.

Carien works collaboratively with families to ensure the child is reaching their maximum potential. She provides advice and training, as well as specialist intervention which can include sensory processing, working on fine and gross motor skills, self-care, and functional skills such as play or handwriting.

As well as specialising in paediatrics, Carien has also worked with adults and assisted in their rehabilitation after hip and knee replacements, fractures, arthritis, and other injuries. She also has experience working with clients with neurological conditions, including stroke.

To ensure her learning is up to date, Carien continues her professional memberships with the Sensory Integration Network and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Independent Practice. During her career, Carien has completed various postgraduate training, including courses on sensory integration, Makaton, and the Bobath concept.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Scotland, Cumbria, Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh (City of), Fife, Glasgow (City of), Midlothian, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Perthshire and Kinross, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Lothian, Glasgow, Edinburgh

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration

Ebby

Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Ebby is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist with expertise in Functional Rehabilitation and Hand Therapy. She is based in South West Scotland, visiting clients across Scotland and the North of England. Ebby works with clients with injury, illness, or long-term health conditions including dementia, stroke, and conditions related to old age.

Ebby's clinical experience comes from working in various hospitals, community, and rehabilitation settings. She provides functional and goal orientated programmes that maximise independence and improve quality of life, also involving family and carers where appropriate. Ebby is experienced in making recommendations for equipment and minor adaptations to enable clients to be as independent as possible. Ebby also specialises in delivering expert Hand Therapy, working with adults of all ages who have conditions such as stroke or rheumatoid arthritis that affect their working and personal lives.

Ebby is actively involved with a number of professional organisations including the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section for Older People where she has been involved in ongoing work to promote and develop the role of occupational therapists working with older people, specifically in acute care and emergency settings. Ebby is also a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Scotland, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Argyll and Bute, Borders, Clackmannan, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh (City of), Falkirk, Glasgow (City of), Inverclyde, Midlothian, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Glasgow, Edinburgh

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration

Sarah

Glasgow, Renfrewshire

Based just outside of Glasgow, Sarah is an experienced Occupational Therapist providing expert Housing & Equipment assessments for clients across Scotland. Sarah works with clients with a wide range of physical and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, dementia, brain injury, cerebral palsy, orthopaedic trauma, motor neurone disease, and multiple sclerosis. She also has particular expertise in stroke rehabilitation, having worked as part of a specialist team.

Sarah supports clients to live independently and helps them to reach their maximum potential. She assesses a client’s functional needs at home, including their capability to complete everyday activities. Sarah can provide recommendations for aids and home adaptations to help support a client’s recovery and long-term needs. She will also address any cognitive impairments her client might be experiencing, helping them with fatigue management, routine planning, and motivation.

Sarah is a dedicated OT, committed to her ongoing professional development. She regularly undertakes courses to further her knowledge and is a member of several professional bodies. This includes the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their Specialist Section for Independent Practice, the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers, and the Case Management Society UK.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Scotland, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh (City of), Fife, Glasgow (City of), North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Edinburgh

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management

Laura

Edinburgh, Edinburgh (City of)

Based in Edinburgh, Laura is an OT visiting clients across Scotland and the North of England. She specialises in Housing & Equipment, providing holistic assessments and supporting clients with Functional Rehabilitation. Throughout her career, Laura has worked with clients with a wide range of conditions including Parkinson's and dementia, multiple sclerosis, frailty and old age, TIA and stroke, learning disability, mobility issues, depression and anxiety.

Laura delivers rehabilitation focused on supporting clients to regain strength, promote independence, and take part in leisure activities. Laura can support a client with developing their confidence in self-care tasks such as washing and dressing, whilst also developing an effective routine to manage pain and fatigue. Laura has particular expertise with elderly clients, conducting comprehensive risk assessments in the home to help prevent falls and enhance quality of life.

Laura is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, attending professional conferences, utilising new research in her work, and completing additional courses to further her clinical expertise, such as Train the Trainer.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Scotland

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Carole

Fife, Scotland

Carole is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in Housing & Equipment, Rehabilitation, and vocational based therapy. She lives in Fife and travels to Dunfermline, St. Andrews, Kirkcaldy, and Anstruther visiting clients at home.

Carole has extensive experience working in various clinical settings including for the NHS, both inpatient and community, and social work services. Most recently, Carole has worked within a community mental health team, treating clients with severe and enduring mental health issues. She also has a particular interest in helping clients maintain employment and has experience negotiating with employers about return to work adjustments.

Working independently, Carole completes specialist assessments with her clients in their own environment. She is experienced in and is qualified to use the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) with clients, focusing on how they carry out daily life activities. Developing evidence-based treatment plans with the client and their family, Carole aims to improve quality of life by increasing their overall independence. This involves recommending specialised equipment, as well as advice and support on minor and major housing adaptations.

Carole has completed various post graduate training courses, including certificates on counselling skills, overcoming depression, rehabilitation, and technology.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Scotland, Dundee (City of), East Lothian, Edinburgh (City of), Fife, West Lothian

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Counselling, PIPs, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Self care, Social integration

Lynn

Fife, Scotland

Based in Kirkcaldy in Fife, Lynn is an Occupational Therapist with over 15 years’ experience in the profession. She visits clients across Scotland, supporting and assessing those with physical and neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, orthopaedic trauma, and stroke. Lynn also has a particular interest in mental health, supporting clients with depression, anxiety, stress, bi-polar, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Working as an Occupational Therapist for many years, Lynn has used her skills in rehabilitation and reablement in a variety of statutory and third sector roles throughout her career, both in the UK and abroad. She believes in holistically assessing the individual in a person-centred manner in order to establish their rehabilitation potential. She believes that by undertaking cognitive assessments such as Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) and Allen Cognitive Level Screen (ACLS) to identify areas of rehab will benefit a person's physical wellbeing and emotional wellbeing.

Lynn also has a particular interest in the value of engaging people in Vocational Rehabilitation, particularly those with mental health challenges. She believes in adopting an asset-based approach where ever possible, in identifying and maximising the skills and motivation people have, regardless of their condition.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Scotland, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Borders, Clackmannan, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee (City of), East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh (City of), Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow (City of), Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Perthshire and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Shetland, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Western Isles

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS, Postgraduate cert. Vocational Rehab

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Kirsten

West Lothian, Scotland

Kirsten is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist located in Edinburgh, Scotland. With over 10 years of clinical experience working with a vast client group, Kirsten provides expert advice on Housing & Equipment and Moving & Handling. Kirsten has helped clients with multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, and many more.

Kirsten’s aim is to ensure that her clients remain safely at home and act independently for as long as possible. This includes assessing the client’s home environment, considering access in and out of the home, the property layout, and trip hazards. Kirsten will recommend home modifications and equipment to suit a client’s need, whether a simple grab rail in the bathroom or a stair lift. Kirsten’s recommendations and advice on moving safely around the house aim to ensure that a client remains mobile and prevent falls or injury.

Additionally, Kirsten focuses on daily living skills and self-care, working with a client to find solutions to daily challenges such as cooking and other household activities. This includes improving a client’s strength and balance, enabling them to safely and confidently conduct personal care activities.

Kirsten is a professional Royal College of Occupational Therapist (RCOT) member and has completed further training on inclusive building design and wheelchair assessments.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Scotland, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Borders, Clackmannan, Dundee (City of), East Ayrshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh (City of), Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow (City of), Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Perthshire and Kinross, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care

Angela

Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Based in Dumfries and Galloway, Angela visits clients across North-West England and Scotland. Angela is a highly experienced OT specialising in neurological assessment and rehabilitation, including stroke, brain injury, motor neurone disease, and many other conditions. Angela aims to deliver a holistic approach to assessment and therapy, focusing on a client’s every need at home and in the community.

Angela focuses on maximising a client’s rehabilitation potential following neurological trauma or diagnosis, with particular expertise in fatigue, motivation, routine planning, and community access. She aims to develop a client’s mobility and independence at home, working on elements such as personal care and domestic tasks. This typically includes, washing, dressing, cooking, and cleaning.

Angela is also able to recommend small aids and equipment to support a client’s independence and install confidence, both at home and when out and about. She can advise on blue badge criteria and applications, and Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

Angela is a member of the Independent Practice and Neurological Practice specialist sections at The Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Scotland, Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Claire

Moray, Scotland

Claire is an Occupational Therapist based in Buckie and she covers a client base across Moray, Aberdeenshire, and Highland. She has over 10 years of experience and has developed expertise working with adults and older adults with complex mental health needs. She supports clients with a wide range of conditions including stress, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, dementia, personality disorders, and schizophrenia.

Utilising her experience working across in-patient and community teams in Scotland, Claire delivers comprehensive assessments and provides client-centred therapy. She focuses rehabilitation on day-to-day difficulties and maximising a client’s independence, aligned with the client’s individual needs and aspirations. Claire is trained in the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS), allowing comprehensive evaluation of a person’s physical and cognitive needs. She can also help clients with employment needs, including the loss or change of a job role.

Claire is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and is passionate about sharing her expertise with future OT practitioners. She has undertaken academic teaching roles and ensures her knowledge and skill-set are up-to-date.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Scotland, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Moray

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Jane

North Ayrshire, Scotland

Jane is a Paediatric OT who specialises in neurological conditions including cerebral palsy, developmental co-ordination disorder, and brain injury. Based in North Ayrshire, Scotland, Jane delivers assessments and treatments to clients across Ayrshire, Glasgow, and Inverclyde. For over 15 years, Jane has been working with children and their families across hospital, home, and school settings.

Jane has worked extensively in a variety of settings, including a specialist paediatric position within Community Services. She has advanced skills in postural management, splinting, fine and gross motor skills, and activities of daily living. Jane can assess and recommend highly specialist pieces of equipment for children and young people with complex needs. Jane also conducts specialist upper limb assessments for children and young people with neurological conditions, devising detailed activity plans focusing on self-care. She can also fabricate bespoke hand splints or recommend excellent off the shelf options to suit the client’s individual need.

Jane is a dedicated OT who is committed to constantly expanding her knowledge and skill-set, regularly undertaking courses and personal research. Most notably, she has completed the Sensory Integration Module 1. Jane is also a member of the Children, Young People and Families Specialist Section for the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT).

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Scotland, East Ayrshire, Glasgow (City of), Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Splinting

Lois

Perthshire and Kinross, Scotland

Lois is an expert Occupational Therapist with over 15 years’ experience. She specialises in Functional and Neurological Rehabilitation, delivering holistic assessments and interventions for clients in their own home. Lois is based in Perth, Scotland, and visits clients around central Scotland. She has worked for the NHS, in the community and outpatient units, as well as in the private sector.

Lois has experience working with clients requiring general rehabilitation due to various medical conditions, organising and supporting hospital discharge. She has specialist training in Neurological Rehabilitation and more specifically stroke rehabilitation. Lois delivers physical and cognitive assessments to clients, applying the Bobath concept in treatment. She recommends intervention such as stroke rehabilitation, fatigue management, vocational rehabilitation, and advice on carrying out daily life activities such as cleaning, washing, and eating.

Lois is committed to her continual professional development, completing further qualifications and undertaking voluntary work. Lois has achieved a post graduate certificate in Neurological Rehabilitation, completed the Bobath course, and additional training on splinting for abnormal tone. She also has undertaken a support volunteer role with the MS Society and voluntary work with the Stroke Association.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Scotland, Angus, Clackmannan, Dundee (City of), Falkirk, Fife, Perthshire and Kinross, Stirling

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills

Kirsty

Renfrewshire, Scotland

With a career spanning over 15 years, Kirsty has worked with both children and adults in a range of clinical settings. Since 2010 she has focused on delivering expert assessments and treatments for children. Kirsty has developed expertise on a wide variety of conditions such as developmental coordination disorder, autism, Downs syndrome, cerebral palsy, head injury, ADHD, genetic disorders, and sensory processing difficulties.

Kirsty evaluates the outcomes of her assessments using advanced clinical reasoning skills and designs intervention programmes to enable each child to fulfil their potential and meet the goals they have set. Kirsty has undertaken additional training through BOBATH Scotland and regularly attends training through NHS Education Scotland. She also recently undertook a research project as part of an MEd in Autism, focusing on post diagnostic care.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Scotland, Glasgow (City of), Glasgow

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Counselling

Our private OT’s in Edinburgh

The OT Practice is a leading provider of independent occupational therapy throughout the UK, and perfectly placed to help you, your family members or clients in Edinburgh or surrounding areas. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing all areas of Edinburgh, including Abbeyhill, Balerno, Holyrood, Inverleith and Marchmont.

Occupational therapists work to break down the barriers which hold back individuals in carrying out their day to day activities. OTs not only look at the physical effects of ageing, injury or disease, but also address the psycho-social, community and environmental factors that influence functional ability.

Our private Edinburgh therapists cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, neurological or functional rehabilitation and hand therapy. By clicking on the profiles above you can find out more about some of our therapists in the region. Alternatively, you can call one of our dedicated and friendly case managers, who will discuss your circumstances with you and guide you towards the right OT. All our assessment and therapy packages are costed in detail at the outset, so we will never surprise you with “hidden charges” later on (such as travel costs or administrative fees).

If you are enquiring about occupational therapy services for children, please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our site to learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team.

Our OT’s are helping people in Edinburgh deal with a variety of difficulties. If you would like to find out more visit our pages dedicated to explaining how our occupational therapists can help with common difficulties, covering adults and children. The most common difficulties we see are shown below, alternatively just call us on 0330 024 9910 for a free over-the-phone consultation.

Common difficulties we can help with

Personal care & dressing

Restoring skills for personal care such as washing and dressing after accident, illness or with advancing age

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Balance & coordination

Children with balance & coordination difficulties can struggle with activities such as dressing, using cutlery, riding a bike, running or playing sport

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Planning activities

Planning and performing activities as part of a fulfilling and meaningful daily routine

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Mobility & falls

As we age or after an illness or accident, it is common for mobility to deteriorate, leading to falls, loss of confidence and reduced independence

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Confidence

Equipping children struggling with class participation and friendships due to shyness or faltering self-confidence, with the skills & self-belief they need.

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Self-care skills

A child’s ability to carry out basic self care tasks such as dressing, teeth cleaning or using cutlery

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Forgetfulness & memory problems

Memory loss following diagnoses of dementia or brain injuries, as well as normal ageing process or during periods of unusual stress

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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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Children with complex needs

Practical support and advice for children with multiple or complex needs such as equipment, seating, splinting or housing

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Gross motor skills

Difficulties with gross motor skills cause clumsy or uncoordinated movement, leading to problems with tasks such as dressing, running or riding a bike

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Visual perceptual skills

A child’s ability to process what they see and respond with meaningful movement

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Organisation skills

A child's ability to organise their body and environment to perform daily activities such as sitting correctly and arranging a desk

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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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Standing & self support

Assisting with standing and self-support following an illness, accident, or with advancing age

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Getting out & about – scooters, chairs & cars

Purchasing and learning to use specialist equipment and vehicles for reduced mobility due to accident, ill health or old age

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Low motivation (strategies)

Strategies to address persistently low motivation causing under-performance at work, problems at home or in relationships

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Disabling tiredness

Addressing the debilitating effect of fatigue to improve motivation, energy and engagement with day-to-day life

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Moving around the home

Home activities can become a challenge with age or after an accident, illness or diagnosis leading to reduced independence and confidence

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Access in & out of the home

Solutions for when an accident, illness or age makes access in and out of the home a challenge

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Cooking & household activities

Practical techniques to maximise independence at home following a medical diagnosis, accident or period of recuperation

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Fine motor skills

Small movements of the hand and fingers that allow a child to write and draw, as well as manipulate buttons, zips and shoelaces

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Can we help?

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