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

OT Frontiers Mission Statement


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.

The International Centre for Evidence in Disabiiity

is running the online course entitled

Global Health and Disability: Leaving no one behind




Dec 2018


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


January 2018

WFOT Membership


A quick reminder that now is the time to renew membership or apply for your 2018 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:



The CBR Matrix


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:




UK-Med Community of Practice


UK-Med provides emergency medical care in the aftermath of large and sudden-onset disasters. Previously known as the UK International Trauma Register now healthcare workers committed to emergency humanitarian response are invited to join the UK-Med Community of Practice.


For more information go to:


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.


Responding to Disaster Situations  

Do's and Don'ts Guide for Rehabilitation Professionals.




October 2018

Small Grants for OT


OT Frontiers offers grants for small projects in LMICs.  To learn more about how these have been used click here.


June 2018

Equipment Sent Abroad


16 items of children’s equipment were sent in a collaboration between NRS Healthcare and Physionet.


Read more on our News page or at:

May 2018


MOTIVATION  have posts both in the UK and abroad.  


Click here for more information


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. 

For more information click here


Gorkha Development Scheme (Nepal) 


Still recruiting volunteers



INCLUDE: A Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) learning community


At the last OT Frontiers meeting the above web resource was discussed. 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: 



Our next meeting:


Our next meeting: 


Will be held on

26th January 2019, 

11am - 4pm





More information about the meeting click here.



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



















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.


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