OT Frontiers is a network of occupational therapists based in the UK who have an interest in occupational therapy in low and middle income countries. We aim to promote an understanding of how as UK occupational therapists we can most appropriately apply our practice in the context of these countries. Whenever possible we collaborate with our overseas colleagues in projects that they undertake.
Recently received news highlights - more details on our News page.
A tool for fieldworkers who work with people with disabilities.
Enablement are due to launch a new App which can be used in the field. The chapters on Amputation, Burns, Clubfoot, Leprosy, Low Vision and Spinal Cord Injury are already available with other chapters to be finished soon.
For more information visit: https://enablement.eu/rehapp
UK-Med Community of Practice
MAITS provides small grants to enable experienced disability professionals from all over the world to share their skills with those working with and caring for those with neuro-developmental disabilities in low and middle-income countries.
Gorkha Development Scheme (Nepal)
Still recruiting volunteers
INCLUDE is an online learning community for community-based rehabilitation (CBR) that aims to inform and support CBR managers and interested stakeholders around the world. Learn more on by clicking on the tiltle to go to out Resource page or go to:
The importance of understanding Community Based Rehabilitation if working in low and middle income countries, was discussed at the last OT Frontiers Meeting. The CBR matrix is a visual representation. Find out more at: http://www.who.int/disabilities/cbr/en/
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Our next meeting:
22nd October 2022
Future meetings dates:
21st January 2023
For all communications please note:
OT Frontiers is a network of UK based OTs who have an interest in practice in low and middle income countries. Information we exchange between ourselves and with others is offered in a spirit of mutual sharing; it should not be considered as advice. OT Frontiers does not necessarily endorse any organisation we mention. Please make your own enquiries regarding the legitimacy and safety of any organisation you plan to engage with. OT Frontiers strongly advises individuals to follow the travel advice of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and recognise that their advice about any destination can change at short notice. Organisations in other countries do not always have advanced understanding of the implications of security situations for foreign visitors; it is the responsibility of the prospective visitor to make their own judgment.
Small Project Grants
In line with OT Frontier's primary aim to support individual Occupational Therapists and groups of OTs who are contributing towards the development of the OT profession in low or middle income resource settings, OT Frontiers will consider funding small scale projects or the CPD of colleagues.
This will help successful applicants to complete small scale projects or CPD activities, the results of which will contribute to: