Will I have to pay towards my care?
No you will not have to pay for your care.
Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen’s Trust is a charity that provides free care to their local community.
How do I leave feedback?
You can access our feedback form via our website or you can speak to a member of staff when using the services directly.
Occupational Therapy (OT)
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy provides practical support to empower people to facilitate recovery and overcome barriers preventing them from doing the activities (or occupations) that matter to them. This support increases people’s independence and satisfaction in all aspects of life.
“Occupation” as a term refers to practical and purposeful activities that allow people to live independently and have a sense of identity. This could be essential day-to-day tasks such as self-care, work or leisure.
Think about your day-to-day life; would you be able to cope or live fully if you didn’t have access to the internet? Or couldn’t get out of bed in the morning? Or play as you wanted with you children?
An occupational therapist’s job role is to help people of all ages overcome the effects of disability caused by illness so that they can carry out everyday tasks or occupations.
An occupational therapist will consider all of the patient’s needs – physical, psychological, social and environmental. This support can make a real difference giving people a renewed sense of purpose, opening up new horizons, and changing the way they feel about the future.
Where can the Occupational Therapist see me?
If you can get to Blythe House and this is appropriate, you can be seen in a clinic. Sometimes however, it is better for an OT to see you in your own surroundings.
How do I get referred?
You can refer yourself or a family member/friend can do it for you. You can also be referred by a health or social care professional. Whatever the route, you can telephone our Care Navigators and do it over the phone or via our website.