We provide comprehensive community, day rehabilitation and specialist therapy services to meet the rehabilitation needs of people over the age of 18.

Occupational therapists and physiotherapists work with patients to undertake assessments and develop shared goals and rehabilitation/treatment plans to enable people to fulfil their potential.

Benefits of the services can include:

  • Improved independence
  • Avoiding hospital admissions
  • Enabling people to remain in their own home
  • Promoting patient choice
  • Supporting carers
  • Reducing the number of people requiring residential or nursing placement. 

Therapists are based in integrated teams across the four localities:

  • Ely and the Fens
  • Cambridge City and South Cambs
  • Huntingdonshire
  • Peterborough

Therapists provide a flexible service in a range of settings including inpatient services, intermediate care services, outpatient clinic, day rehabilitation and in the patients own home. Treatment can include:

  • Enabling programmes to increase confidence and independence
  • Exercise programmes (for individuals and groups) to increase mobility, strength and independence
  • Specialist programmes (for individuals and groups) to improve, regain or maintain ability and education to learn about their condition and improve self-management

Therapists are also involved in assessing and ensuring the provision of equipment such as mobility aids or assistive equipment to support activities of daily living.

If you wish to access advice and equipment yourself you can find guidance through ‘AskSara’

If you have any questions about the services or would like to make a referral you can contact the team on 0330 726 0077.

Adaptations to the home

Occupational therapists also undertake assessments for the provision of adaptations to people’s homes.

You must meet national criteria to be eligible for a major adaptation to your home. The criteria is to have a substantial and permanent disability as defined by the Housing and Regeneration Act 1996. (A permanent disability is one that has endured for more than six months and will not improve with medical or surgical interventions nor respond to rehabilitation.) These adaptations (e.g. a level access shower) must be paid for but can be funded through Disabled Facilities Grants and as such are means tested.

Leaflets about Disabled Facilities Grants are available on the Government website

In Cambridgeshire people can also refer themselves by ringing Cambridgeshire Direct on 0345 045 5202, careinfo@cambridgeshire.gov.uk 

In Peterborough people can refer themselves by ringing Peterborough Direct on 01733 747474

The page was last updated on 04 April 2019 by Mark.Cole.


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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