Overview

If you are in need of urgent NHS mental health support you should call our Mental Health Central Access Point on 0808 800 3302. For more information head to: www.leicspart.nhs.uk/contact/urgent-help

Service description

Our therapists help to rehabilitate patients with a variety of different conditions, for example –

  • Conditions relating to older age
  • Arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Falls
  • Palliative care
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Heart failure and
  • Fractures.

Our therapy team will either visit you at home or will see you at an outpatient clinic. Treatment may include:

  • provision of exercise programmes
  • prescription of equipment to aid daily living tasks
  • teaching techniques to improve function and independence
  • advice regarding self management.

There are specialist community therapy services that work with patients who have a diagnosis of stroke or neurological condition and a specialist Falls Prevention Service.

Referral criteria

This service is for adults registered with a GP in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland who require rehabilitation to support return of their function and wellbeing.

To access our community therapy services you should speak to your GP or any other health or social care professional involved in your care, for example your nurse or social worker. Once a referral is received it will be reviewed by a clinician and allocated to the most appropriate therapy team. At this point you will receive a letter advising you which team will treat you.

Who to contact if you need an interpreter or information about disabled access

Please contact the service when you receive your letter to advise us that you need an interpreter.

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