Information about our arrangements for meeting care and support needs
Our adult social care occupational therapists support adult residents of Northumberland with long term or complex needs and any condition impacting on functional abilities.
Occupational therapists work with people who have physical disability, mental health difficulties, learning disability and/or social and emotional difficulties, either from birth or as a result of accident, illness or ageing.
Their aim is to actively enhance people’s lives through the planning and delivery of person-centered, goal setting, high quality and innovative services that are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. They can also provide practical and emotional support to families and carers.
The service is available Monday to Friday, Fri 8.30am to 5pm.
Referrals come from health and social care professionals, and people can refer themselves direct via Onecall: 01670 536400.
Our carers’ guide and strategy
Northumberland family and friends carers' guide (currently under review) explains the types of help and support you need as a carer and how to access it. It also explains in detail how a needs assessment can help you and makes suggestions about how to prepare for it.
Carers’ wellbeing checklist
Northumberland carers’ health and wellbeing checklist aims to help you think about your own health, how your role affects your life and to consider things you can change. The purpose of the wellbeing check is to help you access health interventions and to continue caring safely, without your own health suffering.
Carers Northumberland is a support service for carers in Northumberland. It works in partnership with other agencies to offer a one-stop information service to carers, support groups, short break opportunities and events.
Market Position Statements (and the relationships which support them) help influence the choice and quality of services on offer – and ensure that their supply has the capacity to meet demand and respond sustainably to anticipated changes.
They also help deliver the local authority duty to shape the market in adult care and support introduced by the Care Act 2014.
Market Position Statement 2019
This is the council's Market Position Statement for 2019 which provides information on the current care market in Northumberland along with current demand and predicted future demand.
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