Inverclyde Centre for Independent Living

Community Occupational Therapy Service

Occupational Therapists provide practical support to help children or adults with a physical disability to facilitate recovery and overcome barriers preventing them from doing the activities that matter to them. This support aims to increase people’s independence and satisfaction in all aspects of life.


The Community Occupational Therapy service can assist you with the following:

• Assessment for equipment / adaptations

• Specialist Case management

• Advice, information and rehabilitation

• Occupational Therapy Housing Report / Advice

• Blue Badge Clinics

Following an initial screening assessment, a plan of intervention will be agreed with the service user and carers or family, as appropriate.


Duty system - information / demonstration of equipment

  • Monday & Wednesday 2.00pm - 4.00 pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am - 12.00 noon
  • Friday 2.00pm - 3.30 pm


Visual / Hearing Impairment

Do you have a Visual or Hearing Impairment?

Then perhaps you need some advice information or assessment of your needs to identify what type of equipment could assist

you with a visual or hearing problem.


Examples of this could be:

• Benefits of visually impaired registration

• Kitchen rehabilitation for short period eg training around use of equipment

• Equipment to support your independence

• Indoor/outdoor orientation and mobility training

• Interpreting services-British Sign Language (BSL) for service users


Duty times by appointment-

Visual Impairment: Thursday 9.00am - 12.30pm

Hearing Impairment: Tuesday 1.00pm - 4.30pm (Tuesday afternoon drop in service available but preferred appointment if possible)


Rehabilitation and Enablement Service (RES Team)

Inverclyde’s Community Rehabilitation and Enablement Team (RES Team) provides assessment and rehabilitation for older adults requiring domiciliary rehabilitation from a multidisciplinary team.  The team’s primary focus is on agreeing and supporting rehabilitation of people in their own environment.  A volume of urgent referrals to prevent further deterioration or admission to hospital is also covered within the team by the health professionals within, or by liaison with our wider community colleagues. 

The team consists of:

• Physiotherapists

• Occupational Therapists

• Speech & Language Therapists

• Dietician

• Podiatrist

• Rehabilitation Support Workers

• Pharmacist


Following an initial screening assessment, a plan of intervention will be agreed with the service user and carers or family, as appropriate.


Community Specialist Diabetes Service

specialist community diabetes team is based at Inverclyde centre for Independent Living. The team consists of a specialist diabetes nurse and two diabetes dietitians.

The team provides a specialist diabetes management, treatment and education service for people with diabetes within Inverclyde, referred from both primary and secondary care.

Access to specialist diabetes podiatry services is accessed via Greenock Health and Care Centre.

Office Hours:

ICIL/ Joint Equipment Store (JES): Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 4.30pm, Friday9.00am - 3.30pm

Blue Badge Application / Support: Monday to Thursday 10.00am - 12noon and 2.00pm - 4.00pm, Friday 10.00am - 12noon and 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Information Worker: Wednesday 10.00am - 12noon