Living independently with physical disability or sensory impairment

We support people whose ability to lead an independent life has been tested by illness, disability or frailty. We help people who have been born with an impairment or disability which limits their movement, co-ordination, dexterity or awareness of their surroundings.

Independent living services help people to keep control in their lives. We promote independent living by developing people’s skills or adapting their home to suit their needs.

Would it benefit me?

After an accident, or illness, you may not be able or confident to do things you once did. Our occupational therapy team can help you to regain and maintain daily living skills. They can arrange for equipment and adaptations to make living in your home easier.

If you have a sensory impairment we can advise and support you to maintain your independence.

If you have a suffered a brain injury our rehabilitative support services can work with you to aid your recovery and help you adapt to any limitations.

Sensory impairment support

Our Sensory Impairment Team offers a range of supports to you if you are:

  • Blind
  • Visually impaired
  • Deaf
  • Hearing impaired
  • Deaf blind

We have staff qualified in British Sign Language, can access communication support on your behalf and can help you access information in accessible formats.

Rehabilitative support

We work with adults with:

  • Physical disability
  • Brain injury
  • Neurological condition
  • Long term condition

Personalised services are provided at the Dirrans Centre, in your home, or using community resources.

Will I be charged?

There is no charge for your assessment. There is a weekly charge (following your assessment period). Your ability to pay will always be taken into account and will be in line with our charging policy.

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapists help people to carry out activities they need or want to do, but as a result of illness, disability or exclusion, are prevented from doing. We provide structured, intensive support tailored to your particular needs. This can boost confidence, help you recover from accident or illness and ease the transition from hospital to home.

We support people of all ages with:
  • Physical disabilities
  • Long term conditions
  • Mental health difficulties
  • Learning disabilities

We can also help you access equipment and adaptations for your home.

Will I be charged?

There is no charge for your assessment. We may ask you to pay for lower cost items that are not on our standard equipment stock item list. If you decide to buy a larger piece of equipment with your own funds, we may be able to offer advice.

Contact us

  • To find out how we can help you, call 01294 310005 (Option 2)
  • Text (Sensory Impairment Service) 07824837078
  • Community Care, Disabilities and Sensory Impairment Service, North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership, Saltcoats Town Hall, Countess Street, Saltcoats, KA21 5HP