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Moving & Handling People Assessment

Many people who are affected by accident, physical and mental illness, disability or ageing want to stay in their own home but they may find it difficult to move around safely and independently. They may also be supported by their family, or they may have formal care workers coming in to help with daily activities. 

The ILP Moving and Handling Advisors can carry out home visits to advise people and their carers and family members in safer handling practices, and can also identify and request equipment to help support people to move around safely within their own home.

A home visit is free of charge to residents of Shropshire, and equipment may be provided free of charge by the Local Authority or Health Service where eligibility applies. Costs will apply where a consultation or equipment provision is outside the remit of our commissioned services.

ILP's Moving and Handling Advisors are Karen Strefford and Amanda Morris. Both have been with ILP since it was first formed and have many years' experience working with clients and carers.

"We always aim to promote independence, and where this might be limited by illness or disability we will work with the client and their carers to find solutions that consider their choices and preferences where possible."


To Enquire or make appointment

To get free advice or arrange an appointment please contact our Moving and Handling Advisors on 01743 250 820. They will be able to advise on many Moving and handling practices and visit you in your own home where suitable. For those in need of urgent response you may be sign posted to the Single Point of Referral (SPOR). 


For urgent referrals

SPOR is the single point of referral for all health enquiries. For Urgent assessment please contact on 03333 584 584, or for out of hours please contact ShropDoc on 03332 226 655