The Blackburn with Darwen Community Rehabilitation Service provides assessment, treatment and advice for patients in their home as a result of change in their physical health and wellbeing. The service implements rehabilitation programmes to enable people to remain independent and improve their quality of life. The Community Rehabilitation Service works collaboratively with health, social care and voluntary sector colleagues.

The service operates Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm. The service helps people over the age of 18 to manage long term conditions, injuries or illness to live well for longer. The Community Occupational Therapists also assess and support patients who are at risk of falls in their own homes and complete a multifactorial assessment and agree an ongoing care plan.

The Community Rehabilitation Team consists of:

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Falls Specialist
  • Technical Instructors
  • Community Rehabilitation and Health Care Assistants

Community Rehabilitation can:

  • Improve physical and mental health and well-being
  • Reduce hospital admissions
  • Reduce falls
  • Enhance self-management of long term conditions
  • Increase or maintain independence with activities of daily living
  • Support people to remain in their own homes