Intermediate Care Therapy

The CHSCS physiotherapy/occupational therapy team provides short-term rehabilitation in a patient’s own home to improve their level of independence and safety. The patient is encouraged to resume daily life activities through rehabilitation in order to improve their confidence and maintain their independence.

The team consists of occupational therapy and physiotherapy services. The occupational therapy service aims to increase independence and safety with personal care tasks and other functional tasks. The team assess and advise patients regarding aids and adaptations such as stair-rails, grab-rails and other equipment as required.

The Physiotherapy service aims to improve patients’ strength, mobility, balance, exercise tolerance and confidence by providing exercise programs and walking aids as necessary.
The services support patients who require:

  • short-term (up to six weeks) community therapy and rehabilitation in their own homes
  • prevention of hospital admissions
  • early discharge home following acute admission conditions where patients experience reduced mobility and functional ability

The Intermediate Care Therapy Team is part of the Community Health and Social Care Service (CHSCS).

Patient information

This service works with a waiting list based on prioritisation of needs.

Contact: Referral Management Team
Tel: 0300 300 1815
E-mail: NELFT.BDreferrals@nhs.net
Opening times - service available Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm

1st floor, Barking Community Hospital
Upney Lane
Barking
Essex
IG11 9LX
Tel: 0300 300 1815

Porters Avenue Health Centre
234 Porters Avenue
Dagenham
RM8 2EQ
Tel: 0300 300 1815

Chadwell Heath Health Centre
Ashton Gardens
RM6 6RT
Tel: 0300 300 1815