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Anava Baruch Specialist housing occupational therapist

Design For Independence Ltd

Through its �one-stop shop� approach Design for Independence provides case managers and lawyers everything from accommodation expert witness reports to property search, design, sourcing of equipment and manual handling training.

Our unique approach allows us to interpret complex medical and care needs into appropriate layouts and use of space. By working with us you can be sure that your client receives the support they need to live as independently as possible.

With up-to-date knowledge of the latest equipment, furniture and fittings for assistive living, including assistive technology, we can save clients substantial amounts of money by ensuring they purchase only the equipment they need. Additionally, we can help you access free-of-charge provision from the local authority.

At Design for Independence we never forget that a home is a home � we strive to create homes that clients can be proud of, not a clinical environment.

Our MD, Anava Baruch, provides Accommodation Expert Witness services under Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules. Anava is currently the only OT offering Accommodation Expert reports. She is known for her ability to think outside of the box and find creative solutions for complex problems.

Her reports include consideration of the care environment, manual handling and rehabilitation. Anava can also provide a joint accommodation and equipment report.

Design for Independence offers both manual handling risk assessments and training for teams of carers, whether employed or family members. This ensures that your client is properly cared for and, where appropriate, meeting their obligation as an employer.

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BA Occupational Therapy; MSc Ergonomics; IOSH Train the Trainer level in People Moving and Handling; Bond Solon qualified expert witness.

Contact Anava Baruch

Phone: 01799- 588056

Email: [email protected]




  • Advice about access, bathroom &/or kitchen adaptations or equipment Home adaptations for independent living
  • Practical strategies/treatment to overcome daily challenges caused by illness, accident, recent diagnosis or ageing.
  • Brain or Spinal Injury expertise
  • Trauma & Orthopedics expertise
  • Specialist seating/equipment for children
  • Manual Handling training for health and/or care staff
  • Bespoke training programmes

Contact Anava Baruch