The Trust

Community Rehabilitation Team South & Vale Royal

Aim of Service

Our aim is to work with people to enable them to improve the quality of their lives by providing therapies in their own home.

We provide specialist assessment of patients with a wide range of conditions including Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Arthritis, Fractures, Joint Replacements, Falls and Respiratory problems.


Our services

We offer 3 types of Therapy in the Community


A member of the Physiotherapy team will assess your current physical abilities and work with you on a programme to enable you to achieve your maximum physical potential. This will include exercise, support and advice on self-management specific to your individual needs.

Occupational Therapy

A member of the Occupational Therapy team will assess your everyday activities and develop a programme to promote further independence. This may include practical advice, equipment provision or therapy specific to your individual needs.

Speech and Language Therapy

A member of the Speech and Language Therapy team will assess your communication skills. They will work with you to help improve any difficulties with speech and language, reading or writing. An individualised therapy plan will help you to function as well as possible in your environment.Any difficulties with eating, drinking or swallowing will be assessed and appropriate advice given to help you eat and drink as safely as possible. This may include practical advice about specialised feeding utensils and suitable diet and fluid textures.


Who do we see?

  • Over 18’s
  • Patients who are housebound
  • Patients requiring assessment regarding their mobility and / or transfer ability in their own home
  • Patients who are to poorly / frail to attend an outpatient therapy appointment

A patient would not be eligible for a domiciliary visits if:

  • Under 18
  • Mobile and able to access transport
  • Have no specific need to be assessed at home

Who can refer to our services?

  • GP’s
  • Hospital consultants
  • Hospital Therapy staff
  • Social services


What happens next?

You will be offered an appointment with a member of the therapy team who will then carry out an initial assessment.

A treatment plan will be agreed with you and a referral made to other team members or other services as appropriate.


Our Team

We have 2 bases:

Victoria Infirmary Northwich- covering Northwich and Winsford.

Bevan House, Barony Court, Nantwich – covering Crewe, Nantwich, Audlem, Sandbach, Alsager, Middlewich

The team has administrative and clerical staff and Therapy Assistants who support the Therapists.


Opening Times

The core service hours are 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday



What happens at my first appointment?

  • A member of the team will contact you, usually by telephone to arrange an appointment in your home.
  • The initial visit will be an assessment and will take approximately 1 hour. It may not include any treatment.
  • A relative,friend or carer may be present if you wish.
  • A treatment plan will be discussed and agreed with you if appropriate


How will my follow up appointment be arranged?

If you need further appointments, a mutually convenient appointment time is usually arranged between you and your Therapist. You may be seen by a different therapist.


What do I do if I cannot keep my appointment?

If you are unable keep your appointment, you must contact the Community Rehabilitation Team on 01270 275429 Nantwich or 01606 544277 Northwich as soon as possible to cancel your appointment.


How long will my treatment session last?

Patients will have a treatment time of approximately 30-45 minutes but this does vary depending on your condition and treatment required.

Please make sure you are available for treatment when your Therapist arrives as they have a full day of appointments booked and may not be able to wait for you to be available.


How many treatment sessions will I have

The Therapist will agree treatment goals with you and will review your progress at each visit. The number of sessions depends on your progression.


For further information

 contact Jill Thomas, Team Manager on 01270 275429.