A successful long-term community reablement service is being delivered to people living with mental health issues in Rhondda, Cynon, Taff Ely and Merthyr Tydfil.

The service provided by occupational therapists in Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board provides assessment and intervention for the individual needs of people, their family and carers in the home and community with the aim of maintaining or enhancing independence for extended periods of time.

Janet Bevan, principal occupational therapist at the health board, said: “The occupational therapy community team have given patients, their family and carers the tools and ability to carry on with their daily lives in their own homes and their local communities.

“It is vital that people are empowered to continue independent living for as long as possible and our team are able to support with this.”

A service user, said: “The occupational therapist has helped me to carry on with my life.  She has given me the opportunity to continue enjoying the things I have always done, without my family worrying if I am ok.”

People living with mental health issues are being helped to be more independent
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