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We aim to provide you with the skills to tackle practical tasks safely and confidently. Sometimes the use of special equipment is helpful. These practical activities may affect any aspect of your life.

Managing household tasks

You may have difficulties carrying out practical tasks at home such as:

  • pouring a drink
  • preparing food
  • managing laundry
  • cleaning
  • taking medication

The Rehabilitation Service can help you find solutions to these difficulties.

We can help you find different ways of doing things and special equipment to help you. We can also advise on storage, lighting and contrast.

Getting around safely

We can give you training and help you get about independently. We can offer advice on safe methods to move around. This may include:

  • how to use a sighted guide
  • safe road crossings
  • the use and benefits of mobility aids
  • using public transport

Improving communications and access to information

There is a range of equipment to help with handwriting and reading print. We can also show you how to use other methods. The rehabilitation officer may recommend or offer training in:

  • the use of signature guides
  • writing frames
  • touch typing
  • the use of large print or audiotapes
  • task lighting
  • reading by touch-Braille or moon
  • the use of closed circuit television and other low vision aids


Some items of specialist equipment may be available for loan, after an assessment.

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy can improve your ability to do everyday tasks if you're having difficulties. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages, and look at all aspects of daily life.

Contact us for occupational therapy enquiries.


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