Wales (Cymru) Region

For all Welsh RCOT members who want to keep up-to-date with the latest activities in Wales.

RCOT Wales regional committee supports and co-ordinates member activity around Wales.

Committee members:

  • Regional Chair: Abbe Harvey
  • Vice Chair and UK Regional Forum Lead: Sara Thelwell
  • Secretary: Melanie Porter-Jones
  • Regional Communications Lead: Paula Curtis
  • Treasurer: Karen Studley
  • Social Media Lead: Kirsty Thomas
  • Membership Activity Lead: Vacant

Nominations application form

Committee email address:

Wales (Cymru) e-Newsletter

The Wales region produces an e-Newsletter which is circulated by email to all members with the region.

Latest issue

August 2017

Previous issue

March 2017



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RCOT E-Bulletins

The Welsh region produces a regular E-Bulletin which is circulated in-between e-Newsletters by email to all members within the region.

Get Involved

Local Groups

RCOT local groups offer members the opportunity to join an already existing group or any member can set a new group. RCOT local groups are supported financially by the regional committee and offer the opportunity to gain valuable continuing professional development, share experiences, develop, expertise and competence.

Contacting UNISON

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. 

Lifelong Learning Grant Application form

 Please send applications and enquiries to