Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust has supported Occupational Therapy Week 2017 (#OTWeek2017) with a host of activity across the city.
The week has been running from Monday 6 November to Sunday 12 November and has sought to promote Occupational Therapy to the public.
On Wednesday, staff ran a popular interactive stall about the services Occupational Therapists can offer at Kirkgate Market in Leeds. Leeds Community Healthcare staff have also been encouraged to tell us what being an Occupational Therapist means to them with selfie boards posted on social media.
Meanwhile Occupational Therapists from across the city came together at a PAN Leeds 'Inspiring Change' event on Thursday morning.
Occupational Therapists provide care to patients in their own homes, residential homes or in designated community bed bases. They work in partnership with them to identify personal treatment goals and help them begin to complete the daily activities or ‘occupations’ that matter to them.
Every week you will complete hundreds of activities without batting an eye, but for many patients gaining the skills, strength or education to feed themselves again, get dressed, or take a bath, is an important step to enable them to participate in daily life.
Below are more real-life examples:
"The biggest thing I took away was - everything in moderation"- Mizbah, 37, attended The LEEDS Programme after bein… https://t.co/joXkgesIj6
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 04:01
Fantastic feedback for one of our Preceptees! 👏 https://t.co/p7UT96ZCeV
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 03:48
@LCHNHSTrust podiatrists teaming up to celebrate 70years of the NHS. Between the 5 of us we have 70 years of workin… https://t.co/CUO9md1lPR
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:12
Happy birthday #NHS70. Proud to be working for a great organisation. Team #Podiatry colleagues @LCHNHSTrust partner… https://t.co/UsjC97swel
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:06
Fantastic to see @givingvoicelds choir and how speech and language therapy has helped Daisy to communicate featured… https://t.co/805pudLqcU
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00
Thank you to everyone who came to our information sessions about the Child Development Centre moving from St James… https://t.co/u8SI7oPZ6T
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:59