Integrated Community Therapy Team (ICTT) (Haringey)

Main Address

  • Whittington Health
    Stuart Cresent Health Centre
    8 Stuart Cresent
    Wood Green
    London
  • N22 5NJ
  • 020 3074 2903

Hours

  • Monday to Friday
    9am to 5pm
The Integrated Community Therapy team (ICTT) aims to provide a flexible, holistic client centred community rehabilitation therapy service that meets the diverse needs of Haringey population through increasing people’s independence and improving the quality of their lives. We are a team of specialist therapists and rehabilitation practitioners who work with Haringey residents, over the age of 18 with physical, cognitive or communication difficulties to maintain and promote independence in their own home or local community. Therapy goals are agreed upon and worked towards over a period of time. Clients may be seen by one or more members of the team depending on need. Most people are seen in their own home, local community or at the health centres in the borough.

Objectives

The Team
  • Occupational therapists help clients cope with everyday tasks like washing, dressing, cooking, work and hobbies
  • Physiotherapists help with movement and mobility
  • Speech and language therapists help with communication and swallowing problems
  • Rehabilitation practitioners support and enhance client treatment with guidance from the rest of the team
  • Team administrators are available during office hours to help answer queries
The team has different streams based on specialities and these are:
 
Adult Community Therapy Team
Our therapists specialise in adult rehabilitation, musculoskeletal, orthopaedic conditions, and acute respiratory management.

Falls Prevention
The team is a component of the falls prevention pathway and provides expert advice to help individual’s manage the risk of falls.

Admission Prevention
Therapists within this team link closely with services at North Middlesex Hospital and The Whittington Hospital to enable people to be supported at home and to reduce the amount of times individuals are admitted to hospital.

Mobility assessments
This team provides a service on behalf of Haringey Council Parking Services in the assessment for Blue Badges and Freedom Passes. Applications for this can only be made directly to Haringey parking services.

Neurological Conditions Stream
The team provides therapy to adult clients resident in Haringey with progressive and non-progressive neurological conditions that require specialist input. They also support the return home of clients from specialist rehabilitation centres.

Stroke Stream
This team provides stroke specific community based rehabilitation for stroke survivors on discharge from hospital. The stream has close links with the voluntary sector and support services for stroke survivors.

The team offers input to:
  • support clients to get home from hospital as soon as possible
  •  Improve mobility at home and outside
  • Assess for and provide walking aids
  • Help clients manage day to-day activities at home such as bathing and cooking
  • Help clients participate in leisure activities, work or study
  • Support clients to manage their condition independently
  • Support carers and family
  • Support those who have had a fall or are at risk of falling (non medical cause)
  • Improve communication skills
  • Manage swallowing difficulties
  • Manage symptoms e.g. Spasticity, or fatigue
  • Help with difficulties such as memory loss, poor vision etc
  • Develop coping strategies
  • Enable referrals, liaison and close working with other services including the voluntary sector
  • Avoid unnecessary hospital admission

Referral

There is an open referral system so clients may be referred to us by the GP or nurse, from social services or a hospital using Haringey’s central referral process. Clients may self refer directly to the service, however additional medical information may be sought before assessment. We do recommend that if a client has never had input from our service they should request a referral from the GP. Referrals are screened within 1 working day of receipt and prioritised.

Useful resources

Relevant National Associations with websites:
Age UK
http://www.ageuk.org.uk/

Stroke Association
http://www.stroke.org.uk/
 
Headway

Motor Neuron Disease association
http://www.mndassociation.org/

MS Association
http://www.mssociety.org.uk/

Multiple Sclerosis Trust
http://www.mstrust.org.uk/

Muscular Dystrophy Association
http://www.muscular-dystrophy.org/
 
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