Consultancy and Staff Training

I provide a variety of consultancy and staff training services which can be tailored to the needs of your organisation.

Accessibility Audits

1) Whole building/ Public Realm environmental accessibility and usability audits- Areas covered in the report include Car/Pedestrian Approach to building, Car Parking and Pathways, Ramps, Main and secondary entrances, Vertical movement and internal level change, Landing areas, Reception/Communal/waiting areas, Toilets/Bathrooms, Corridors, Therapeutic and sensory rooms, Lighting and sound considerations, Emergency Egress.


2) Individual specific environmental accessibility and usability assessment - this assessment is focussed on the individual’s occupational strengths and concerns, and the situational context of the their occupations either at home, accessing community resources or in their place of work. The areas covered in this assessment will be determined by what occupations the individual wants to prioritise for enhanced satisfaction with occupation and participation in society.

Project Evaluations

Person-Centred Social Network Mapping Techniques in Health and Social Care - to assist people who are being supported to better understand their social support networks and how they might access beneficial social capital/resources when they move into supported independent living.

Dementia Care Training

Training and supporting care home staff to implement and use a range of therapeutic approaches to assist individuals with dementia to engage in meaningful activity.  

  • Pool Activity Level
  • Reality Orientation Therapy
  • Reminiscence Therapy
  • Life story books
  • Setting up and using multi-sensory environments
‘People with cognitive impairment have potential abilities that can be realised when in an enabling environment and that occupation is the key to unlocking this potential’ Pool (2008).

Energy conservation and Fatigue management Training

Occupational Therapy provides practical support to enable people to facilitate recovery and overcome any barriers that prevent them from doing the activities (occupations) that matter to them. This can help you to increase your independence and satisfaction in all areas of life. 

 Occupational therapy can help you identify and implement strategies to cope with your breathlessness and fatigue in everyday tasks. This will assist you to improve your quality of life and maintain your independence.

 I will provide you with advice and support on techniques and equipment that are specific to your preferences and needs.

 What is Energy Conservation?

Energy conservation is a means to:

  • using your energy wisely.
  • finding an easier way to carry out everyday tasks.
  • getting the most activity done using the least amount of energy.
  • giving you more energy for the activities which are important to you

Falls Risk Assessment and Risk Prevention Training

The fear of falling or an injury caused from a fall can keep us from doing the things we like to do. That is where occupational therapy comes in to assist you to safely do what is meaningful to you.

 I offer a falls risk reduction assessment service for people who have fallen, are at risk of falling or are fearful of falling.

 I can also work you after you have had a fall that has resulted in an injury that disrupts your ability and/or confidence to be involved in what you really want to do.

 I can support you to overcome both the physical and mental changes that make it harder to do things, by assisting you to improve your skills and abilities, like strength or balance or how we plan tasks, teaching you how to modify activities so you can do them safely, or by advising you how you could change the area or environment around you to reduce the risk of falls. Your home can be made safer by doing things like improving lighting and removing tripping hazards like clutter and electrical cords.






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