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Community Occupational Therapy

Community Occupational Therapy enables people with disabilities to carry out essential activities, with the aim of maintaining or improving their independence.

Occupation means any way in which people spend their time from personal, domestic and mobility related activities (washing, dressing, toileting, mobility) to productivity (paid or unpaid work, housework, education) to leisure (games, sports, hobbies, social activities).

How do you get help?

You will need to make a referral to Community Occupational Therapy. This service is provided by Olympus Care Services, on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council.

What service does Community Occupational Therapy provide?

This service is for people who require specialist equipment and support in their own homes. A specialist team assesses people to identify the equipment that they need. They also provide practical advice on adjusting to disability.

Who can make a referral?

You can make a referral for yourself, or if you are one of the following:

  • a professional
  • an agency or other organisation
  • a family member, carer or a friend

How to make a referral


When you submit the online form please make a note of your reference number in case you need to follow up a query.

By email or post

Download and complete the Self-Assessment document below:

Return the completed form by email to or post to the address on the form.

Postal referrals from professionals are no longer encouraged - please use the online form or email.

By telephone

  • 01604 366000 open Monday to Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm

Phone referrals from professionals are no longer accepted - please use the online form or email above.

It is important that we maintain this phone line for clients, family members, carers or a friend.

What does this service not cover?

Not covered by Community Occupational Therapy How to get Help
A "major adaptation" such as a stair lift or ceiling track hoist For such adaptations you need to apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant
Physiotherapy referrals Please contact your GP
Repairs for community equipment and wheelchairs already supplied to you or the person that you are caring for

Please contact one of the following services for assistance:

  • Wheelchairs –01536 516069
  • Millbrook Community Equipment - 0845 894 0650
  • Falls Service - 01933 235870

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