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Karen Warren Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)South East Committee's secretary for British Association of Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy Services

Karen Warren is an experienced and well established OT specialising in equipment, housing, environmental adaptations, and moving and handling for all client groups. She has worked closely with the Local Authorities throughout Hampshire and Dorset, prescribing appropriate equipment, completing risk assessments and advising on environmental adaptations. She has worked closely with architects advising on new builds and has in depth knowledge of telecare equipment enabling clients to be confident living alone in their own home.

Karen has also completed mobility assessments for applicants applying for the Blue Badge. Karen aims to empower people with disabilities, so they can achieve their full potential and to enable families to care for their loved ones at home in a safe environment - providing a comprehensive report of functional needs and abilities with recommendations for adaptations and equipment to increase independence.

Equipment - help finding the right disability equipment. Minor adaptations - help finding an experienced builder. Major adaptations - can liaise with architects/builders. Moving and handling - advice on hoisting equipment and training for safe use. Behavioural difficulties (eg autism, dementia, alzheimers) - strategies and equipment to create a safe environments (home, garden, car). Seating assessments - reduce pressure areas, contracture management, enabling feeding and more. Housing Associations assessments - appropriate client rehousing, new-build advice, adaptations. Disabled Facilities Grant - advice on making a referral.

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Qualifications

Health and Care Professions Council HCPC registered OT58095 British Association of Occupational Therapists BAOT member 7006 College of Occupational Therapists – Independent Practice COTSS-IP registered.


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Phone: 07840 945636

Email: [email protected]

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Services

  • Advice about access, bathroom &/or kitchen adaptations or equipment Home adaptations for independent living
  • Advice around specialist equipment or in modifying your home to maximise independence
  • Telecare and Telehealth expertise
  • Practical strategies/treatment to overcome daily challenges caused by illness, accident, recent diagnosis or ageing.
  • Oncology & Palliative Care or Condition Management
  • Brain or Spinal Injury expertise
  • Trauma & Orthopedics expertise
  • Learning Disability or Autism in adults
  • Support with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias
  • Specialist seating/equipment for children
  • Ergonomic Assessment/industrial/office/vehicle seating/equipment advice
  • Manual Handling training for health and/or care staff
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