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Entries are now open for the Cosyfeet Occupational Therapy Award 2020, with the specialist footwear supplier’s £1000 prize being presented to an OT student or qualified OT planning a special project that will advance their professional development and benefit others.

Applications are invited for projects including voluntary work, placements, research or other initiatives, with the award designed to assist with costs associated with the project, including expenses for equipment, travel or living.

Confirming projects may take place in the UK or abroad, Cosyfeet says the winning entry will demonstrate how the entrant’s chosen project is of value to their clients whilst advancing their own professional development.

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Ann Drea Band 6 OT Cosyfeet winner
Cosyfeet winner in 2019 Ann Drea

Ann Drea, a band 6 locum OT working for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation, won the 2019 award, enabling her to purchase assessment equipment to facilitate a safe and speedy return home for clients referred by Hinchingbrooke Hospital’s A&E Department and Acute Assessment Unit.

“In January to March 2019, our team received 401 referrals, resulting in 143 safer discharges and 116 instances of admission avoidance,” says Ann.

“Having a stock of assessment equipment for clients to try out with instruction means we can more readily involve clients and their support network in their safe return to self-management.”

One of the most recognised consumer brands in the mobility market, Cosyfeet entered the sector in 1983 with its range of footwear for swollen feet and over the years, has expanded its offer to include socks and hosiery, premium foot care solutions and innovative mobility products.

To apply for the Cosyfeet Occupational Therapy Award, visit http://www.cosyfeet.com/otaward for further information and to enter online.

The closing date for applications is the 24th April 24th, 2020.

The winner will be requested to submit a report and photographs about their project, as well as agreeing to feature in Cosyfeet publicity relating to the award.

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