Supporting Occupational Therapy in low and middle income countries
Supporting Occupational Therapy in low and middle income countries

Mission Statement


OT Frontiers is a network of occupational therapists based in the UK who support the development of occupational therapy in low and middle income countries.  We collaborate with our overseas colleagues in projects they undertake.  We strive to understand how as UK occupational therapists we can most appropriately apply our practice in the context of these countries.




Recently received  news highlights - more details on our News page.

WFOT Membership


A quick reminder that now is the time to renew membership or apply for your 2017 membership of WFOT. WFOT not only works to promote OT internationally but also to develop and maintain standards across the globe.  


Read more and find the application form at:  


Working with MDT in Low and Middle Income Settings


Presentation at the ADAPT November Conference and AGM a success



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Volunteer OT post in Gorkha, Nepal


Possible practice settings are in the general hospital, numerous primary and secondary schools, therapy clinic, deaf school, Gorkha Women's Association hygiene project and there is also the possibility of spending time in Gorkha Prison


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OTION launched by WFOT


WFOT launched the Occupational Therapy International Online Network (OTION) on 15 June 2016. This is a dedicated interactive forum that enables OTs from across the world to share ideas.


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Appropriate Paper Technology


Notes from our last meeting in July on the presentation by members of People Potential

about their projects involving Appropriate Paper Technology 


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MOOC: Deafness in the 21st Century: Low and Middle Income Countries


Launching 8th Feb 2016




Inpatient Mental Health OT vaccancies in Jamaica


Read more by clicking on the following link:   Volunteering and Work Opportunities


The new edition of Occupational Therapies Without Borders is now out!


Occupational therapy practice, theory and research, from south to north, east to west.  This book is the most global in the series so far, 143 authors with 67 chapters from 22 countries with contributions from Easter Island travelling Eastward to Japan!



Appropriate Paper Technology course in September 2016


Week long course in Hampshire.


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Election of UK WFOT delegate and alternate


Welcome to Sandra Rowson and Gabrielle Richards


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Disaster and Development, an occupational perspective


A new manual published by the WFOT


UK International Emergency Trauma Register


Occupational Therapists can now join the register of health professionals who attend international emergency rescues.



A downloadable resource with ideas for therapists preparing to practice in low and middle income countries.

April 2014.


Our next meeting

You are welcome.


Our next meeting will be on 21st January 2017

11am - 4pm



Handicap international UK

9 Rushworth Street,

London SE1 0RB


Morning presentations:

  • MDT working from an Occupational Therapy perspective: A survey of expat and local experiences.
  • The cross-cultural experiences of OTs who have practiced abroad and the potential impact of these experiences on their OT practice in the UK.

Small grants for OT development projects

OT Frontiers offers up to 5 grants a year of up to £100 each to support small scale projects or the CPD of Occupational Therapy colleagues in medium and low resourced countries.


Small grants information



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