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Adult Community Therapy - Beckwith House

Contact Information
Monday 08.30 to 16.30


  •  Adult Community Therapy Team Admin: Tel: 0161 835 6695
  •  Adult Community Therapy Team Leader: Tel: 0161 835 6698
  • How to find us

The Adult Community Therapy Team are based at:- 4th Floor, Beckwith House, Wellington Road North, Stockport. SK4 1AF.

(office base only)                                                                                                   

Beckwith House is located on Wellington Road North in the centre of Stockport. (Directly opposite Mersey Square)

The Heaton Lane car park is situated on Heaton Lane and is accessed from the back of the car park on Great Egerton Street)







About Our Service


  • Welcome to the Adult Community Therapy Team. We provide a rehabilitation service to adults with a physical, long-term or palliative care condition. We work closely with the ‘Steady in Stockport’ (Falls and bone health) service who are based alongside us at Beckwith House. We also work in close communication with the neighbourhood teams.
  • About our service Patients are seen in their own home, including residential or nursing home. We receive referrals from health or social care professionals and the therapist will then contact you to make an initial appointment. A joint assessment can be arranged if necessary e.g. where two therapy staff visit you together.During the assessment the therapist will discuss with you your particular needs and you will then agree some realistic and achievable goals.The community physiotherapists help you to be as mobile and active as possible and advise you on ways to manage your own physical condition/s. This may include giving you an exercise programme to practise at home or advise on the best way to move around, get on and off furniture etc. If appropriate they will provide an indoor walking aid or other equipment to help you manage as independently as possible at home.                            
  • The community occupational therapists help you achieve your best level of independence. They can advise you on managing your condition and on the best way of doing everyday activities, to help you be as independent and safe as possible. e.g. preparing drinks and meals, managing personal hygiene, getting on and off furniture, accessing the home. They can also provide or advise you on appropriate daily living equipment, as part of your rehabilitation programme. They may also advise on environmental factors, managing fatigue and activity levels and will help you achieve the best level of function and recovery.  
  • The assistant practitioners assess for and provide walking aids. They also support the physiotherapists and occupational therapists in their role. This may include practicing with you certain exercises, walking or other daily living activities and techniques. They may also do joint visits to support the therapist when a person requires two people to visit them at a time. 

    The Assistant Practitioners also run a weekly walking aid clinic on Monday afternoons (except bank holidays) at the Wheelchair Services on Kennedy Way. Referrals are made either via a GP/healthcare professional or self-referral over the phone.

Our Expertise

Our chartered and registered therapists are specialists in working in the community setting and are experienced in treating a whole range of medical, surgical, long term and complex conditions.

How to use the service

  • Your GP, health or social care professional can refer you to our service if you are registered with a Stockport GP.
  • Self-referrals are accepted for a walking aid assessment. Please telephone the department to make a self referral. If able, people may attend the drop-in walking aid clinic for walking sticks, elbow crutches or replacement ferrules (Rubber end of a walking aid). An assessment for an indoor walking frame needs to take place in the person’s own home. We are unable to provide outdoor walking frames.
  • Once a referral has been received you will be contacted by telephone to arrange an appointment with the appropriate professional. Referrals are prioritised according to urgency. 
How to Use the Service

Before your visit

Think about the current health issues you are experiencing and what questions to ask. In particular think about what realistic goals you want to achieve. It is helpful to have a current list of any medication you are on.

During your visit

The therapist will complete an initial assessment with you to identify the specific problems we are able to help you with. This may also involve a physical examination. You may be asked to demonstrate how you currently manage certain tasks. The therapist will then discuss and advise you on the next steps in your treatment.

After your visit

Further treatment sessions will be planned with you, if appropriate and any specific advice given. You may also be signposted to other appropriate services. At the end of your treatment a letter may be sent to your GP informing him/her of the outcome of your treatment. If appropriate your therapist may also with your consent, discuss your case with other health or social care professionals. e.g. Social Worker, Nurse, Doctor, other health professional. We are all keen to work in an integrated way with you the patient at the centre.

  • Patient information leaflets

We see patients with a whole range of medical and surgical conditions e.g.arthritis, amputation, respiratory and heart conditions, fractures, falls, cancer, palliative conditions, diabetes and some neurological conditions  

For information on your specific condition visit NHS Choices on: www.nhs.uk


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