This book delves into the vital role occupational therapists play in helping people with additional needs adapt their homes so they can improve their quality of life. Highlighting the long-term benefits environmental adjustments can afford, this accessible and practical book combines key skills needed to carry out home adaptations, from professional reasoning skills and cultural considerations to relevant legislation and the roles and remits of people working in the field.
Containing information relating to all UK countries, the chapters are each preceded with knowledge checks and supplemented with practical exercises and case studies as well as digital resources including examples of architectural plans and videos that bring the theory to life. This book is intended as a comprehensive and essential tool for both new and seasoned occupational therapists looking to make a positive impact on clients' home lives.
One of the contributors, Marney Walker, Indepdendent Occupational Therapist and specialist in accessible and inclusive housing design, developed the Housing LIN's OT pages and worked on the Adaptations Without Delay report seeking to address delays in the delivery of all types of adaptations across all tenures.
The book is available for purchase.