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Adult Community Therapy Services including Speech & Language, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy

The Adult Community Therapy Team are a multidisciplinary ‘one stop shop’ providing treatment, rehabilitation, advice and support to people living over the age of 16 in Kirklees. They support people who are in not in hospital, where support is needed in the community. Their services include Speech and Language Therapy (SALT), Occupational Therapy (OTs) and Physiotherapy.

The Adult Community Therapy Team support people over 16 who are having difficulty with the activities that they need and want to do every day e.g. getting dressed, eating, getting about, communicating with others.

The team will assess a person’s ability and independence with movement, dressing, feeding and their ability to physically get around their environment (home or work).  They carry out assessments of daily skills, examples are being able to get in and out of bed, strength and balance, stretches, ability to prepare food. 

You may be offered advice over the phone, treatment in your own home, or at a health centre near to where you live.

They may provide equipment to help people be more independent or safer within their own home.

The team includes:

Physiotherapists
Our role is to help you to regain strength, stamina, improve mobility and independence with daily tasks by means of an exercise programme. This may be supervised or carried out independently.

Occupational Therapists
Our role is to increase independence in everyday tasks. This may be in a variety of ways, such as helping you to regain everyday skills, providing equipment, supporting you with work skills and helping you cope with memory or anxiety problems.

Speech and Language Therapists
Our role is to diagnose and give advice on communication problems and/or swallowing.

Dieticians
Our role is to assess and advice you about your dietary needs in relation to your rehabilitation programme.

Rehabilitation Assistants and Assistant Practitioners
Our role is to assist and support your programme of treatment as directed by the qualified therapy staff. All our rehab assistants have received competency based training for the treatments they undertake with you.

Falls Practitioners
Our role is to assess the reasons why you may be falling and make recommendations about how you can minimise your risk of further falls.

Nurses
Our role is to advise and support you and your carers, provide health related information and education, and nursing care as appropriate in a rehabilitation arena.

The Adult Community Therapy Team do not provide respiratory or wheelchair assessments, for these services please speak with your GP.

We can offer help to people 16 years old and above with:

  • Amputees (South Kirklees)
  • Brain Injury
  • Cancer
  • Complex physical disabilities
  • Elective Orthopaedic Surgery (South Kirklees)
  • Falls
  • Home Enteral Nutrition (South Kirklees only) and nutritional support  
  • Musculoskeletal or orthopaedic problems when unable to attend our patient clinics
  • Physical disabilities as a result of cancer
  • Progressive neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone disease, Huntington disease and Parkinson's.
  • Speech and Language Therapy - swallow, communication, stammer and mental health
  • Stroke

Clients must be over 16 years of age, medically stable and registered with a Kirklees GP.

Referrals can be made via:

  • Health and social care professional such as GPs, Social Workers
  • Self-referral
  • Parent / carer on behalf of a young person

Referrals should be made through the Locala single point of contact ( tel: 0300 304 5555) or online at the Locala Adult Therapy Team E-referrals webpage (opens in new windows) : 

Please note: Due to the high demand there may be a wait for this service.

 

The team complete the assessment and treatment through a mixture of methods such as telephone, video, face to face at home or in a clinic setting.

When you are due to be seen you will be contacted by the team to arrange an appointment.

It can be beneficial for carers to be present at appointments, if you wish this can be arranged.

We work Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm. We do not cover weekends or bank holiday.

 

The Locala Adult Therapy Team have access to interpreter/signing services should you require them and we would be happy to accommodate any special needs if we can. 

Last updated: 12/10/2020

Useful links

Local Adult Community Therapy Team

Local Adult Therapy Team