What is Occupational Therapy?

If you are unable to continue with activities or daily tasks, it is difficult for you to get the most from life. Occupational therapists work with people who have a physical impairment, a medical condition, a mental health problem or a learning disability. They help people who have difficulties with practical everyday tasks. The aim of occupational therapy is to enable you to live as independently as possible – at home, in employment or in education. Occupational therapists are based within health and Social Work services and work closely with health, housing and educational professionals.

An occupational therapist working in Social Work services can help you adapt to changes in your everyday life and to overcome practical problems. They do this by:

  • providing advice on disability equipment
  • looking at ways an everyday task, such as washing, dressing, getting on and off the toilet or safely getting around your home can be done differently
  • recommending alterations or changes to your home

For further information on occupational therapy or if you think you might require equipment or adaptations to your home please contact Social Work services using the contact details below.

Contact Information


Social Services (Cumnock)
Rothesay House
1 Greenholm Road
East Ayrshire
KA18 1LH
Telephone: 01290 427720
Social Services (Dalmellington)
33 Main Street
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01292 552900
Social Services (Galston)
Ross Court
Titchfield Street
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01563 503400
Social Services (Kilmarnock)
The Johnnie Walker Bond
15 Strand Street
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01563 554200