Milton Keynes City Council highlights the work of its occupational therapy teams

    Image: Milton Keynes City Council, Pictured: Members of the City Council’s Occupational Therapy teams

    Milton Keynes City Council is highlighting the work of its occupational therapy (OT) teams during Occupational Therapy Week.

    Occupational therapists work with adults with health conditions who may be struggling with everyday tasks, to help them to maintain their independence. 

    In the past year, OTs have recommended more than 500 major adaptations to local people’s homes including installing easy-access showers and stairlifts.

    People in Milton Keynes have also received more than 5,000 pieces of equipment such as hoists, bathing equipment and grab rails. 

    Cllr Emily Darlington, Cabinet Member for Adults, Housing and Healthy Communities said: “Our occupational therapists are a lifeline to so many adults who want to regain or maintain their independence at home.

    "They work with thousands of residents to understand their individual needs and what can be done to improve their quality of life. This does mean the team are extremely busy and we are working hard to speed up response times as we know that waiting for help can be stressful. If you or a loved one could benefit from this expert support, please do contact us.”

    If you are unsure what will help, you can use MK City Council's Equipment Self-Assessment tool to look at possible solutions or get in touch via access.team@milton-keynes.gov.uk.

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