Bedfordshire Community Therapy Service
We are a multi-disciplinary team that includes occupational therapists, physiotherapists and therapy assistants.
We provide therapeutic input to anyone over the age of 18 years with physical impairments within their own living environment.
The therapy interventions are to promote independence and autonomy which may include the:
- Provision of equipment or minor adaptations
- Manual handling advice
- Rehabilitation to improve strength/stamina and/or mobility
- Support to patients, care agencies and family members.
Please note the Physiotherapy service is for those who are housebound only
We provide a holistic assessment of needs to enable patients where possible, to remain in the community rather than be admitted into hospital/long term care and to live as independently as possible.
This may include:
- Telephone/virtual or face to face assessment
- Personal needs/goals identified
- Personalised care plan
- Assessment and loan of suitable equipment provisions*
- Signposting onto alternative yet appropriate services
Your equipment needs will be assessed during your initial assessment and reviewed once issued. All equipment will be issued on a free, short-term loan from our equipment company: Millbrook Healthcare.
Millbrook Healthcare also offers a Bedfordshire and Luton Community Self Assessment Tool which allows residents of Bedfordshire and Luton to complete an independent assessment of your needs by answering a series of questions. This will generate recommended equipment that could assist you with your everyday activities. You can then have these items loaned to you directly from Millbrook.
*Please note the equipment that you see on the website is precisely the style that you would receive. Should you wish for alternative styles or colours, we will not be able to offer these to you. This will require you to purchase the items yourself and install them privately. These items can be purchased from most mobility shop, pharmacy or online stores.
Should you wish to return the equipment, please call Millbrook on 0333 003 8074. This collection will then be arranged at a time that is convenient for you.
The Community Therapy Service is part of Bedfordshire Community Health Services (BCHS)/
Referrals can be accepted from
- Health professionals
- Acute hospital
- Social services / social worker
- Voluntary service
- Self-referrals from patients / carers