Disabled people attending the Centre are able to make use of the professional services which are available.
The Centre’s physiotherapist, David Mitchell, provides a vital service with the majority of clients receiving advice and support in helping to maintain their mobility and strength. The physiotherapist's role also includes advising on general health issues, supervising the maintenance of clients' wheelchairs and advice on walking aids and special shoes. The Centre has a designated physiotherapy room as well as the fitness suite.
By having regular physiotherapy, regression can be stopped and in many cases a substantial improvement can be made to the individual. Each client is assessed at the Centre and their therapy is gauged to their disability.
The Centre’s Social Worker, Rosemary Odling, provides a vital support for members and their families in a range of areas. These include liaison with sponsoring local authorities, support in relation to accommodation issues and direction towards advice on benefits and other specialist professional advice.
The Centre has provided Speech and Language therapy. Many of our clients with communication difficulties enjoy, and benefit from, taking part in a quiet, supportive group environment where they can practice and improve any speech strategies that they may have.