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Welcome to the Home Action Team

The Home Action Team is a division of the Laura Fergusson Trust (Canterbury) and has a highly experienced group of Allied Heath Practitioners:

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers

  • The Home Action Team (HAT) have provided assessment services to ACC, private companies and individuals for over 23 years. The team have specialist skills in assessing clients with spinal, traumatic brain injury and other complex injuries which has arisen from their collective and extensive number of years’ experience working in the Burwood Spinal Unit, District Health Board and community therapy services.

    A key strength the assessors demonstrate is their ability to build trust with their clients, family/whanau and support persons. In turn this creates strong working relationships where dignity and respect are central. Clients may work alongside one or several therapists at one time and connections are maintained over many years.

    The assessors maintain connections with staff within the local hospitals acute and rehabilitation services and keep close liaison with the branch and serious injury teams at ACC. This facilitates assessors being fully informed on a client’s progress, discharge planning, goals and outcomes they are working towards.

    HAT believe in respecting a client’s culture, values and beliefs which is critical to the success of any interaction especially as services provided occur within a client’s home or community environment.

    The team delivers social rehabilitation services to clients to assist in supporting individuals to reach their maximum independence.


    The Home Action Team provides:

  • Standard to complex wheelchair and seating assessments including scripting and set up
  • Housing assessments and modifications options
  • Needs assessments including personal care, home help, child care and activity of daily management
  • Driving assessments and transport options including vehicle modifications scripting, medical fitness to drive reviews and vehicle suitability guidance
  • Nursing assessment for would care management ,consumable scripting and associated education
  • Rehab equipment assessments and advice on options and training on use
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    Referrals to the Home Action Team

    GP referral for Driving Assessment

    General Referral Form

     

    Our Contracts include:

    • Wheelchair and Seating Assessment (W&S)
    • Integrated Rehabiliation Assessment (IRA)
    • Transport for Independence Assessment (TFI)
    • Single Discipline Assessment (SDA)
    • Housing Modification Assessment

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    Geographical Cover

    Nelson and Marlborough
    West Coast
    Canterbury
    Otago
    Southland

     

    Contact Details

    Physical address: 177 Montreal Street, Christchurch
    Postal address: PO Box 6224, Christchurch, 8442
    Phone: (03) 377 7704
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    Our Team

     

    Peter Swift web 

    Peter Swift
    Clinical Services Manager 

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    Assessors

     

    Angela Bellett

    Angela Bellett
    Occupational Therapist
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    TFI, Housing, SDA (IRA, W&S)

    Chris Rhodes

    Chris McCausland (Rhodes)
    Occupational Therapist
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    W&S, Housing, SDA, (IRA)

    Leanne Ledbetter

    Leanne Leadbetter
    Occupational Therapist
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    W&S, SDA, Housing, (IRA)

     

    Jane Baker

    Jane Baker
    Occupational Therapist
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    IRA, SDA, Housing

    Deanna Davies

    Deanna Davies
    Occupational Therapist
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    W&S, TFI, SDA, Housing

    Kim Wright

    Kim Wright
    Occupational Therapist
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    IRA, SDA, Housing

     

    KM

    Kirsten Mirfin
    OT ***Nelson***
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    TFI

     

    Shelly Beckert

    Shelley Beckert
    Occupational Therapist
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    TFI, Housing, SDA, IRA 

     

    Debra 2

    Debra Hilborn
    OT ***Invercargill***
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    TFI, SDA, W&S, Housing

    Kathy Dwyer

    Kathy Dwyer
    Physiotherapist
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    SDA, W&S

    Pam Anderson

    Pam Anderson
    Physiotherapist
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    IRA, SDA, W&S

    Jo Hooker

    Jo Hooker
    Registered Nurse
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    SDA, IRA

    Maz

    Maz Black
    Dietitian
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    SDA

    Jess Bacon

    Jess Bacon
    Occupational Therapist ***Timaru***
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    IRA, SDA, Housing

     

    Pip

    Pip Charlesworth
    Physiotherapist ***Geraldine***
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    IRA, SDA, W&S