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You can contact Liverpool Community Services' Patient Advice and Liaison Service on:

Tel: Freephone 0300 7900 224 or 0151 295 3019 Email: csd@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

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Adult Community Occupational Therapy

What We Do

The Community Occupational Therapy Adult Rehabilitation Team (COTART) aim to maintain or increase an individual’s potential to achieve independence in activities of daily living to enable them to remain in their own home. This is achieved with Occupational Therapy interventions, delivered in their home and local community.

The service undertakes assessment and rehabilitation of patients using the Care Aims Model. The aim of intervention is to restore independence in functional activities of daily living, to an optimal level following illness or injury. 

We also work with patients to support them in the management of long-term and life threatening health conditions to support them in avoiding hospital admission. All therapy programmes are based upon patient identified goals. We work with patients, and where appropriate their main carer.

We work closely with other members of the community multidisciplinary team .e.g. physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, dietitians, podiatrists, district nurses and community matrons to ensure a holistic and timely approach to patient care.

We are a city wide service for those over 18 years of age who are residents with a Liverpool  GP.

Referrals are accepted from health or social care professionals, the patient must consent to the referral. We do not accept referrals which request assessment for equipment only.

Services are available Monday to Friday, 8am - 4.30pm but appointments can be arranged outside these hours if necessary.

The Liverpool Adult Occupational Therapy Patient Information Leaflet can be downloaded here.

Find Us

This is a city wide service including in patient homes.

Services are Monday to Friday; core times are 8am - 4.30pm with individualised appointments outside these hours, if necessary.

Liverpool COTART team is based at:
COTART
Dovecot Health Centre
Longreach Road
Liverpool
L14 0NL
TEL: 0151 295 3693

Refferals

We accept referrals from any health professional who may be involved in the patient’s care. We will use the Care Aims Model to assess any patient referred who has, primarily, a physical health problem, usually following illness or injury but also because of the effects of ageing or long-term/life threatening, physical, or medical condition.

Referral form for Liverpool can be downloaded here and should be completed and returned by post or fax to:

Therapy Referrals
Baylis 2
Liverpool Innovation Park,
Edge Lane 
L7 9NJ
Fax: 0151 300 8088

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If you have any feedback for our services, please feel free to contact us via our Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS).