Occupational Therapy is the single professional group providing services and support to service users across both Health and Social Care, working with and across all care groups, age ranges, and conditions.
Occupational Therapy provision is historically organised very differently across the Health and Social Care Partnerships with a separation and/or different emphasis of role within the different agency settings. Integration provides us with the opportunity to look at how the role of OT can be streamlined, and this key and valued group of staff best utilised, to support the HSCP’s effectively deliver their strategic Plans.
IHub colleagues within the Place, Home & Housing portfolio, have undertaken work to support Partnerships reviewing their OT services, and this has provided a natural interface with other strands of the Workplan including Community Equipment, and the Adapting for Change agenda. This has supported the aim to review the role of OT and the contribution of the profession through a wider lens, encouraging more focused use of the specialist contribution of OT, and a sharing of more generic roles (e.g. including equipment and adaptations) with other professions/staff, supporting the delivery of effective person-centred approaches which focus on prevention and early intervention.
The attached information provides a flavour of some of the work currently underway in different parts of the country. This is not exhaustive but will hopefully give a sense of some of the different approaches being taken. Key themes/aspects of the approaches have been highlighted so that people can search for those items which they feel are most relevant. Some example Tools are also provided. The aim is to refresh this information as new developments evolve.
If you would like to discuss any of the information, or the support being provided to Partnerships please contact Alison Docherty, Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org Or Jill Pritchard, email@example.com
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