Entries are now invited for the Cosyfeet Occupational Therapy Award 2019. This £1000 award is open to qualified OTs or OT students planning to undertake voluntary work, a work placement or research, either in the UK or abroad. The winner’s application should demonstrate that their chosen project will develop their professional knowledge and skills while benefitting others.
Dementia care specialist, Anastasia Barnes, of the Emerald Centre in Colchester, won the 2018 award to help create a sensory garden where patients and their families can be purposefully engaged and enjoy quality time.
“The therapeutic benefits of horticulture and art are well documented,” says Anastasia. “Our garden will incorporate plants to stimulate the senses and sculptures made by patients from everyday objects.”
The Cosyfeet Occupational Therapy Award is designed to assist with costs associated with the applicant’s selected project, which could include expenses for equipment, travel or living.
Cosyfeet specialises in making extra roomy footwear, socks and hosiery, designed to fit people with extra wide or swollen feet. As a company, their goal is to help keep people independently mobile for as long as possible by providing good footwear to fit swollen and misshapen feet in comfort.
If you would like to apply for the Cosyfeet Occupational Therapy Award, visit the Cosyfeet website for further information and to enter online before the closing date of April 26th, 2019. The winner will be requested to submit a report and photographs of their experience, and to be included in Cosyfeet publicity relating to the award.
Cosyfeet is the UK’s market leader in extra roomy footwear for swollen feet.