Since qualifying as an Occupational Therapist in 2003 – 
Sophia has worked across a variety of areas, including:
  • Health and social care
  • Specialising in assessing individuals within their home environment


Gaining experience in a variety of areas, such as:
  • Mental health; dementia, anxiety, and depression
  • Medical
  • Orthopaedic
  • Surgical
  • Oncology (including palliative & terminal health)
  • Local authorities; specialising in adapting houses for individuals with reduced mobility
  • Ensuring wheelchair accessibility
  • Access to essential facilities such as level access shower facilities.

Sophia Dickinson Occupational Therapist & Founder of Home Independence Occupational Therapy Ltd

Personal experience

In 2016, Sophia’s close relation was diagnosed with cancer. This led to Sophia gaining first-hand experience of being a care coordinator for a loved one.
Sophia was privileged to have been able to share knowledge and expertise, particularly with falls prevention.
This experience led Sophia to see a need for an independent Occupational Therapy service specialising in falls prevention and reablement in Leicestershire.

Professional Essentials

  • Registered with the Health Care Professions Council
  • A member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)
  • Visible on the RCOT directory of recommended professionals
  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Training in 2020


Exciting plans for 2021: Coming Soon!

  • Accreditation to provide chair-based exercises to individuals and groups
  • Increasing strength and boosting fitness
  • Improving confidence and self-esteem
  • Integrating with falls prevention