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Preventative Services: Reablement Therapy - WNC

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Description

West Northamptonshire Council's Reablement Therapy Service is for adults who want to optimise their functional independence in completing daily activities.

The service will enable you to live your best life with your disability or long-term condition. It aims to reduce barriers and connect you to your local community.

The service provides reablement. This means it teaches people to learn or re-learn the skills needed to engage in everyday activities. 

The Reablement Therapy Service also provides support and advice for people who have a disability or long-term condition.

The team consists of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and therapy assistants.

About the Assessment 

The service offers an assessment to establish your needs (relating to your disability or long-term condition). It looks at the impact your needs have on your daily routines.

During your assessment, information is gathered about:

  • what matters most to you
  • your strengths (what you can do)
  • information about your disability or condition
  • the difficulties or challenges you could be facing

The assessment is a two-way open discussion and will cover all relevant areas of your life. The information gathered is used to agree a person-centred and strength-based plan.

Assessments usually take place at home but can also be at work, a day centre, or another residential establishment. They consider your physical, social, and cultural needs (and those of your carer).

Benefits of an assessment include:

  • Your individual needs being identified
  • A plan being made with you to meet those identified needs
  • Receiving the most up-to-date information about equipment and technologies which may help you
  • Accessing equipment that can support your safety and independence. This might include chair raisers, bathing equipment, toilet frames, and more specialist equipment
  • Accessing minor adaptations to your home to meet your needs (such as grab rails and stair rails)
  • Receiving recommendations for major adaptations to your home. These will be adaptations designed to enable safe and independent access to facilities. They might include stairlifts or walk-in showers
  • Being supported to become part of your community
  • Being supported and informed about other services that may help you live your best life in your own home
  • Identifying strategies to reduce dependence on others
  • In some circumstances, therapy interventions can support you to remain in your own home

Individual Reablement Programmes

Reablement programmes can enable people with a physical disability to regain confidence and develop independence.

These include areas such as mobility and daily living activities (both inside and out in the community).

Benefits from individual reablement programmes

  • Reablement can optimise your functional independence and reduce dependence
  • Reablement can teach you new techniques to live your best life and overcome physical challenges
  • You can access training for activities of daily living in your own home
  • You can access training to walk indoors and outdoors and access the local community safely
  • You can access equipment, adaptations, and expert advice to support you live your best life
  • You can have greater choice regarding the support you receive and how you live
  • Reablement support can promote recovery and prevent further deterioration resulting from long-term health challenges

How To Get This Service

You can request an assessment using this online form:

Locality
  • Brackley Area
  • Daventry Area
  • Northampton Area
  • Towcester Area
  • West Northamptonshire
  • Northamptonshire
Additional languages
Translation and/or Interpreting Available on Request
Age range
Suitable for ages from 18 years to 99 years
Referral route
Self Referral
For people with
Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
Eligibility criteria
  • Age Range - Adulthood
  • Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
  • Assessment Needed
Provider category
  • Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support
  • Targeted Services - Additional Support Needs

Address

West Northamptonshire Council, One Angel Square, Angel Street
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN1 1ED
UK

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Last updated 07 February 2024