The Adult Social Care vision in Hull is of ‘a life not a service’. Adult Social Care is person centred and focuses on individuals’ strengths to support them to take control of improving their own health, resilience and wellbeing. We want to maximise people’s independence so individuals can achieve their goals and aspirations and live life to the fullest. We work creatively with individuals, local communities and our partners, empowering them to deliver the best possible outcomes for people and to create a positive Adult Social Care culture. Our work is solution focussed, ensuring that those who most need support receive it and that we can continue supporting people in the future.
Occupational Therapy is a vital function of Adult Social Care, ensuring that individuals can maintain their independence and live life to the fullest in their own homes. Occupational Therapy input is available across Adult Social Care, working closely with Social Care colleagues and with health professionals to support individuals to help themselves through realising their own goals and improving their wellbeing.
To provide an Occupational Therapy Service which enables people to maintain or achieve optimum functional ability, resilience and independence.
The post-holder will deliver strengths-based, person-centred and solution focused interventions which respect the person as the expert in their life. They will have conversations enabling people to shape their own lives, identify their own goals and provide interventions to sustain their independence and wellbeing as part of a proportionate assessment process.
To provide information, advice and support to people to:
1. Develop their own skills knowledge and abilities to self-care
2. Develop supportive relationships with families, friends and neighbours
3. Support people to access community groups and voluntary organisations
4. Support people to use universal services as far as possible
To use and assist people with access to use Connect to Support for information and advice about community groups and voluntary organisations that can help the individual remain independent, and support their own wellbeing. To help people access Connect to Support if they wish to purchase goods and services themselves as someone who pays for part or all of their own care and support.
To provide practical support including fitting and demonstrating equipment, adaptations and equipment to maintain people’s independence. To maximize the use of assistive technology in pursuit of independence choice and control of the person using services.
To provide information, advice, support and training to individuals relating to their personal skills, knowledge and abilities, about how to look after their health and social care needs.
To support individuals to develop relationships and contacts with community groups and organisations that might be able to help the individual look after their health and social care needs. In so doing help to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and delayed discharges from hospital.
To refer into and support people to access the Social Prescribing Service where this is helpful to the individual.
To contribute or lead (as appropriate) case management procedures including case conferences, safeguarding reviews and best interest decision making.
To work collaboratively across adult social care and its partners to achieve this. To provide information, advice, support and training to staff to ensure they can help people to generate positive and appropriate outcomes for people.
To work specifically with housing partners / surveyors to ensure adaptations to people’s homes are delivered to meet their needs, undertaking joint assessments and reviews to facilitate this as necessary.