Hull City Council is celebrating Occupational Therapy Week 2023 (OT Week) to raise awareness of how life changing occupational therapy can be.
It takes place from Monday 6 November – Sunday 12 November.
Victoria Goldsbrough, Principal Occupational Therapist at Hull City Council said ‘’We want to share what occupational therapy is all about and why it’s important. We want to raise awareness of the value of the profession by taking the time to explain what occupation is and why it’s important.’’
Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants work with people to help them to live as independently as possible at home. This may be done through advice on how to do things differently or may involve the identification or supply of a wide range of equipment, aids and/or adaptations.
Hear from Michael Stothard, an Occupational Therapist Assistant in the See and Solve Team, as he explains what his role entails and why he loves it.
Tracy Meyerhoff, Director of Adult Social Care at Hull City Council said: “The Occupational Therapy workforce make an outstanding contribution towards helping people in this city to live their lives as independently as possible. They do this by supporting people to overcome challenges, such as completing everyday tasks or activities and providing advice, information and support to help them continue to live their lives as independently as possible.”
Have you ever wondered how you are able to get into Occupational Therapy? Hear from Emma Hopwood, Occupational Therapist, as she explains her journey into Occupational Therapy and how Hull City Council supported her to become recently qualified as an Occupational Therapist.
To access support from an Occupation Therapist, please use the self-assessment form on the Hull City Council website. If you are unable to access the self-assessment form online please call 01482 300 300 and ask for The See and Solve Team or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have the passion to support people to live independently and enhance wellbeing in the city? There are numerous vacancies available in Adult Social Care on the Hull City Council website or the Proud to Care Hull Website.