New fund launches to support OTs who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19

New fund launches to support OTs who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19

RCOT is a signed up charity and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Association of Occupational Therapists, which acts upon behalf of all members of the association. It sets the professional and educational standards for the occupational treatment profession and represents the occupation at nationwide and worldwide levels.

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) has been granted financing by the COVID-19 Healthcare Support Appeal (CHSA) to support members who have actually been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, financing is available for RCOT members who need further assistance following an application to UNISONs There for You financing and for self-employed members ineligible for UNISON funding.

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RCOT likewise declares that it is there to support members throughout the pandemic and any troubles they experience in their professional or individual lives.

Members can make an application for a grant of as much as ₤ 2,500 to aid with: basic living costs, unanticipated bills, disability equipment, and psychological support or counselling.

The grant can also help with other problems triggered as a direct or indirect repercussion of the pandemic, such as job loss, reduced income, relationship breakdown, bereavement, or other work-related or personal situations.

” The difficulties of the pandemic have been extensive and significant, so if members scenarios have actually been negatively impacted by COVID-19 in other ways, they are likewise qualified to use,” RCOT states. “Particular consideration is offered to those at greater risk from being affected by the pandemic, including those working in high-risk environments such as important care or in care houses, handicapped individuals or those coping with long-lasting health conditions, including long COVID, ethnic minorities, and individuals living in locations with higher restrictions on the economy.”

To make an application for funding, visit the website

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The college just recently published its manifesto for the Scottish Election in 2021, which worries the need to invest in occupational treatment services to assist fulfill built-up need as the country recuperates from COVID-19.

RCOT is now contacting the next Scottish Government to increase occupational treatment services for kids and young individuals to address physical and psychological health needs early; make sure the right to neighborhood rehab; and deliver parity in between health and social care.