About the service
The home based (domiciliary) physiotherapy service aims to provide a high-quality service for adults over 16 years of age within their own home. The service provides assessment and treatment to housebound patients, residents in care homes and patients with complex needs affecting access to clinics.
We accept referrals for a variety of musculoskeletal, neurological and respiratory conditions, falls and mobility problems. We provide a full comprehensive holistic assessment, individualised exercise programmes, and pain management. Additional specialist assessments are completed depending on the patient’s symptoms e.g. falls, neurological, chest assessments
We also run respiratory clinics, a drop in mobility clinic and a self-referral telephone triage clinic for mobility equipment.
Documents and leaflets
Why would someone choose the service?
- Patient centred holistic approach to treatment
- Treatment in their own home for housebound patients
- Excellent links and joint working with other professionals e.g. physiotherapy teams, speech and language, occupational therapy
- Knowledge and skills to provide excellent treatment
Staff you may meet
- Administrative staff provide essential support to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. This can be in a variety of different settings, with administrators working as a receptionist in a clinic or a clerk on a ward. They may also be working closely with a consultant as a medical secretary.
- The NHS employs a wide range of clinical staff, it wouldn’t be possible to list them all on this website! All our clinical staff are skilled, dedicated professionals who adhere to high standards of training and work-place practice.
- Physiotherapists help people to improve their range of movement in order to promote health and well being. This can help people to live more independently.
Why a professional should choose the service
- Patient-centred, comprehensive and holistic approach to treatment
- Support people to remain active and achieve their goals
- Prompt response to urgent referrals
- The central point for all referrals to service
- Flexible and adaptable workforce
- Highly skilled workforce
- Appointment offered at a variety of times to meet patient needs
- A wide range of interventions including individual treatment, mobility/falls assessment, pain relief and telephone advice with onward referral as necessary
- Our staff will help patients work at their own pace and always respect their wishes
- Telephone self-referral service, allowing timely access to advice
- Potential to reduce hospital admissions
- Enable patients to self-manage their condition and provide referrals to other services
- A proactive approach to long-term neurological conditions and degenerative conditions
- All therapists are Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) registered and monitored to achieve professional standards
- Telephone advice
- Full comprehensive holistic assessment including an environmental assessment (to meet Core Standards of Physiotherapy) within patients own home/care home.
- Provision of appropriate aids/equipment
- Onward referrals
- Supporting self-care management
- Falls screening and assessment
- Respiratory management and advice
- Education of carers/relatives
- To enable a patient to reach their potential and achieve improved physical health in addition to self-managing their condition
- To improve patient function in line with their goals
- Self management of respiratory conditions
- Prevent hospital admissions
- Improve knowledge of condition
- To maintain strong links with health and social care professionals
Referrals accepted from:
A & E, AHPs, Carers/family, CMHTs, Consultants, Drug/alcohol agencies, GP staff, GPs, Health visitors, Hospital staff, Housing associations, Local authority staff, Midwives, Other NHS services, Other Trust services, Patients(self-referral), Voluntary services
- Over the age of 16
- Patient must live within the Barnsley borough or be registered with a Barnsley GP
- Housebound or has complex health needs and not able to attend a clinic or outpatient services.
- Patient consent to assessment and treatment criteria
Method of referral:
- Anyone can refer for assessment for mobility problems
- All other conditions require a referral form completing and forwarding to the physical health single point of access (SPA).
Patients should not be referred:
- If they are aged less than 16 years old
- If they are able to attend an appropriate outpatient clinic, unless for respiratory problems
- If they have an out of area GP
- For the supply of wheelchair only (patients must be already receiving physiotherapy and not be referred solely for wheelchair assessment)