Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy helps people live more productive lives. It enables people with disabilities to carry out essential activities, with the aim of maintaining or improving independence.  

Find out more including how to refer


Service overview

Occupational therapists can help with or provide information about:

  • raising the height of the bed/chair so that standing up is much easier for a person with stiff, painful hips and knees
  • making a home safer for getting around by, for example, the installation of hand rails and ramps
  • reducing anxiety and helping people raise their confidence about getting around or managing their disability
  • obtaining appropriate support and helping people to connect to other relevant agencies
  • Assisting carers to continue to maintain their caring responsibilities.

Advice and information is available for people able and wanting to fund their own equipment or adaptations. Financially-assessed grants may be available for major adaptations work


Referral criteria

Individuals who have difficulty in performing activities of daily living independently, due to physical / mental illness.

Adults over 18 years old

How to refer

Contact Social Services for Adults

Tel 020 8726 6500

Email referral.team2@croydon.gov.uk


Contact information

Tel  020 8726 3000 ext 62829 or 62876 

Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm


Consultants, Matrons and Senior Allied Health Professionals

Jennifer Daniel - Occupational Clinical Lead - Professional Lead OT


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