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Stockton Independent Living Centre

Stockton Independent Living Centre (SILC) is a community-based assessment clinic.

The services are available to any Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council resident who appears to have a need arising from a health condition, which has a significant impact on their day-to-day life.

They offer:

  • holistic, functional assessment of peoples' level of independence in day-to-day life 
  • recommendations and demonstrations of equipment and adaptations required to maximise peoples' independence and safety at home 
  • mobility assessments for Blue Badge Scheme applicants
  • recommendations to a range of public services, NHS or Local Authority services and voluntary sector community services 
  • general public information and advice drop in clinic
  • training facilities for a variety of health and social care sector professionals within Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Examples of functional assessments and advice or recommendation

The functional assessment starts with a telephone or face to face discussion about the person's priorities and difficulties with activities of daily living at home and in the community. This is then followed by an analysis of their performance in an activity of their choice.  

The activity analysis may include the following activities: 

  • walking and use of stairs
  • sitting and rising to or from a chair, bed or sofa
  • getting in or out of a car
  • accessing bathroom facilities
  • performing some personal care tasks
  • use of kitchen facilities
  • use of garden facilities
  • use of moving and handling techniques
  • use of a wide range of equipment like shower chairs, bathing aids, toilet seats, walking aids, bed rails, height adjustable chairs, commode, stair lift and other equipment
  • discussion around participating in employment, education, training, leisure and community life
  • social inclusion and integration in community life

Our Facilities

There is a wide range of disability equipment available for demonstration and assessments. The facility includes a large training room and office rooms. There is an apartment facility with kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and toilet.

The centre has ramped access.

To book an appointment, contact First Contact or your assigned Occupational Therapist.

First Contact Team:

Address

Tithebarn House

High Newham Road

Hardwick

Stockton-on-Tees

TS19 8RH

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday


9am to 4:30pm