Community rehabilitation

Find out why the CSP believes community rehabilitation services must be a priority for the whole profession and what we are doing about it

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Rehabilitation makes people’s lives better, yet many of those who could most benefit face barriers to accessing these services. The coronavirus pandemic is driving up need. At the same time is can be a catalyst for much needed focus on how best to meet this.

Why is community rehab important?

Watch our VR film and read case studies from people that show why community rehab is important

Read the case studies
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What we're asking

Find out what we're asking for on rehabilitation during and after the Covid-19 pandemic and why physiotherapy is critical for treating Covid-19. 

What rehab is need during and after the pandemic
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A sector speaking as one

We aim to build an alliance of national organisations committed to lobbying to improve access to quality rehab services across the UK.

Who we are working with and what we'll do
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Important reading

Our aim is to drive up the quality of community rehab services.  We'll do this through promoting approaches and initiatives that work and developing new evidence-based standards. 

Find out more
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Covid-19 - protecting physio and rehab services

As the pandemic continues, it is essential that we learn the lessons so far and continue to champion the need for rehabilitation and physiotherapy. The CSP is calling for governments and healthcare providers to prioritise physiotherapy and rehabilitation services.

Our recommendations for protecting services
Physical rehab's general aim is to improve your strength and mobility

Physiotherapy Services Checklist

The CSP has developed this checklist for physiotherapy services, to enable you to identify both the specific strengths of your services and the areas for improvement.

Improve community rehabilitation by evaluating your physiotherapy service
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Community rehabilitation influencing toolkit

The pandemic has brought to the forefront how important physiotherapy services are and we need this momentum to continue as the governments within the four countries start to plan for recovery and reshape what the future healthcare landscape looks like.

It is critical that we maintain pressure to remind politicians, planners and funders of community services of the importance of physiotherapy.

Learn how you can champion community rehab with local healthcare decision makers
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Outlining the problem

The evidence shows that that rehabilitation works and that more needs to be community-based. The challenge ahead is to translate this into new approaches to rehabilitation that is on offer in the community, better access for the public and investment to make this happen. 

What are the issues around community rehab?
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