By being an active member of the South West RCOT regional committee you are helping to give occupational therapy a strong professional identity. Active members provide a crucial link between local members and the national organisation and ensure that RCOT is truly representative and responsive to its members' needs.
Support your regional committee and contribute to making RCOT a stronger, more representative organisation.
- Chair: Jackie Perryman
- Secretary: vacant
- Careers Promotional Lead: vacant
- Treasurer: Julie Smart
- UK RCOT Regional Forum Lead: Jonathan Williams
- Regional Communications Lead: vacant
- Membership Network Lead: vacant
Committee email: COT.Southwest@rcot.co.uk
The South West region is looking for RCOT members to join the committee, for more information please contact Stacey.Abraham@rcot.co.uk.
Tuesday 12th September 2017
Knowledge Spa (Room TBC)
Wednesday 17th January 2018
Cornwall Occupational Therapy conference: 'Occupation for Life'
Thursday 11th October 2018
Further details to follow
Please contact COT.Southwest@rcot.co.uk to confirm current meeting arrangements.
Venue: This is usually in the Taunton area, but can rotate to Plymouth area.
Find out more
South West newsletter
The South West region produces a regular E-Bulletin which is circulated in-between e-Newsletters by email to all members within the region.
RCOT members can access UNISON services via local staff stewards. If you do not have a UNISON staff steward then contact your UNISON Branch Secretary by telephoning 0800 0857 857.
Lifelong Learning Grants
Looking for alternative funding option for CPD? Consider applying for a Lifelong Learning Grant (LLG). The grants are not used to fund pre-registration training (i.e. Degrees, MSc. courses), but provide financial support to enable members of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) to participate in short courses, workshops, conferences or other activities related to their continuous professional development and the promotion of the profession.
Funding can be used to contribute to or cover the fees for the course/activity/event but does not cover the cost of travel and subsistence. Individuals will be able to claim up to a maximum of £200 and successful applicants will be required to submit a report/article (minimum 500 words) within one month of the end of the event, giving feedback on the activity and how it benefited their practice.
Please send applications and enquiries to RCOT.Southwest@rcot.co.uk