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The VdTMoCA Foundation (UK) is a Community Interest Company that works on a voluntary, not-for-profit basis for the benefit of the occupational therapy community - YOU

We do fantastic work and we have several big projects under way this year.  We need you to support us, so we can support you. Membership is just 28p a week!  What does that get you?  It won't buy you a packet of crisps, but it will give you access to a large number of resources in the members' forum, the Participation publication and much, much more.  Learn more


Research Priorities survey

What are your research priorities for the VdTMoCA - have you had your say?

As the leading professional body for the VdTMoCA in the UK, the VdTMoCA Foundation (UK) is conducting a survey for the purpose of creating a prioritised list of topic areas for research in the VdTMoCA in health and social care.

The findings of this survey will be published in a professional journal and inform the Foundation's development and publication of a 5 year Research and Development Strategy in its role of supporting much needed research activity within the profession.

The first round of the survey was undertaken last year.  

If you did our on-line survey about research last year, DO NOT participate this time around - the questions have not changed - we are simply seeking an extended sample.

The survey is open to any occupational therapist currently practising in the UK and is completed anonymously

Your contribution is really important
What do you think is a priority to research?

Please take a few minutes to think what your priority research questions are for the VdTMoCA - you will be asked to state them and say why your questions are important to answer.  

Other parts of the survey are tick box responses.

It will take approx 15 minutes to complete the survey and you must complete it in one sitting, so ensure you're ready to take part before you start!  

For information and to complete the survey go to: 


Closing date is 5 April 2015
Thank you!

For a downloadable copy of Participant Information: VdTMoCA Foundation UK survey Participant Information



News & Events

4th International VdT Model of Creative Ability conference

8 July 2015, Birmingham. The countdown has started!

Early Bird bookings closes 2 April 2015 - don't miss out!

New updated preliminary programme includes a presentation on the model and paediatrics and a forensic OT lunch for establishing the first forensic VdTMoCA special interest group

- for more info see the CPD & Resources page 


 9 July 2015, Birmingham  

CPD event training

'Exploring the impact of physical, mental and learning disabilities on creative ability for everyday living and employability: assessment and reporting' 

A never to be repeated, one time only extraordinary training event

provided by two leading South African experts in the model - an event for all VdTMoCA OTS and support workers.  For more info see the CPD & resources page 



New slides available on the model

Freely accessible slides and notes on the VdTMoCA, available on the CPD & Resources page.  Shared by Wendy Sherwood on return from the excellent Advancing Occupational Therapy conference, Plymouth University, 12 and 13 March 2015


ICAN Students as Producers project 2015

Occupational therapy students are offered the opportunity to learn the processes of research and writing for publication through the ICAN 'Students as Producers' project.

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New chapter on the model available now

5th edition of the Crouch & Alers text is available now

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Opportunity to visit the Centre of Excellence - Open Day Dates for 2015 now available for booking!

Dates available to visit the Centre of Excellence in Northampton in 2015. These popular one-day events are a fantastic means of networking, gaining ideas, inspiration and understanding how one service undertook the process of embedding the VdTMoCA.

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OTs' perspectives of the VdT MoCA

OTs' perspectives of the VdT MoCA

Members: Click here for results of the 2013 survey

Research and Networking

Research and Networking

Connections for participation.

Centres of Excellence

Centres of Excellence

Developing UK services as exemplars of the model in practice. Visit the first centre.

Training, CPD and Resources

Training, CPD and Resources

Find out how you can develop your creative ability.

In Global Contexts

In Global Contexts

The cross-national relevance of the VdT MoCA.

Assessment and Treatment

Assessment and Treatment

Assessment, Assessment recording tools and outcome measures