Occupational therapy

Service Overview

Occupational therapy helps people to lead ordinary lives by improving their ability to carry out a range of activities that they need to do, are expected to do, or want to do during the course of their lives.

Our mission

Working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran.

Our values

  • Using an innovative approach
  • Continuously improving our methods
  • Working in a caring and compassionate way
  • Delivering excellent service based on evidence
  • Making sure everyone feels equal
  • Working as a team

What kinds of things do occupational therapists do for people?

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The unique and creative contributions of occupational therapy staff (working with people, using activity and maximising independence) will improve the health outcomes and wellbeing of the people of Ayrshire and Arran.




How to access our service Referrals to Occupational Therapy Services may be made through the access routes for the services above.

In case of difficulty accessing the Occupational Therapy service, please contact the Occupational Therapy administration office on 01292 513056 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.


Services we work with:

  • Addiction Services
  • Adult Mental Health
  • Adult Physical Health
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Child Health
  • Forensic Mental Health
  • Learning Disabilitie
  • Local Authorities
  • Occupational Health
  • Older People's Mental Health
  • Older People's Physical Health
  • Voluntary Sector

General information

Useful links

  • HCPC - http://www.hpc-uk.org
  • British Association of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapists http://www.cot.co.uk
  • AHP National Delivery Plan