New website launch

New website launch

We would like to thank all of our members for making the development of a new website possible through financies recieved from your membership and through our book sales. The VdTMoCA Foundation (UK) is a non-profit organisation using it's income to feed back in to our occupational therapy communtiy. 

The VdTMoCA Foundation UK is led by a small group of volunteers who dedicate their free time to develop resources, provide information, create networks and offer support for practitioners, support workers, educators and students throughout the UK. 

What you will find - 

  • Meet the team - read about the volunteers who made this happen 
  • An Introduction to the VdTMoCA - a basic introduction to the model 
  • Resources - a range of resources free to access if you are a member 
  • Literature catalogue - a record of references of all available literature on the VdTMoCA
  • Forum - an active chat room to share practice, ask questions and gain support 
  • Shop - all of the books written on the VdTMoCA available to buy 

 

The website will continue to develop, new resources will be added and updated regularly. 

IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS, WOULD LIKE TO SHARE ANYTHING OR YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE SOMETHING TO THE WEBSITE PLEASE CONTACT louisejeffries@vdtmocaf-uk.com 

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  • Feb 09, 2020 by Tori

    Opportunities for networking

    In terms of ideas for the new website, does anyone have any ideas around creating opportunities for networking - particularly around interacting with clinicians working within a similar field of practice. We have opportunities for those within forensic services through the Special Interest Group (SIG) - however, I am just mindful of clinicians working other areas, or perhaps those working in isolation. 

    How could we create opportunities to interact remotely? 

    Look forward to hearing your thoughts. 

    Tori. 
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  • Mar 25, 2020 by Tori

    Covid-19

     Hi Lou, 
     
    Thank you for creating this discussion. Within the high/medium/low secure hospitals I work in, we have at present ceased all off ward activity and stopped all Section 17 Leave – which I imagine will cause frustration for those who have progressed to lengthy periods of either escorted/unescorted period of leave from the service. We have developed programmes that can be delivered at ward level, whilst still maintaining the principles of social distancing. I think the focus across all services at the moment is supporting the ward staff and maintaining some consistency for the service users.  We have circulated "easy read" documents for service users around information on COVID-19, detailing information on how to keep themselves safe and well, hygiene procedures and information to reduced anxiety. The staff have also distributed resources to promote ideas around self directed activities and visual materials around keeping occupied and engaged in meaningful activity whilst self isolating. In the MSU, the Therapy Staff have developed resources to be used on the wards to support service users in keeping busy and have completed a revised interest checklist document. 

     We have also circulated easy read letters to the patients to notify them of any treatment groups that have had to be postponed to help manage their expectations and reduce anxiety. 

     At the moment, everything seems to be changing frequently and there is a lot of uncertainty. However, it has been positive to see how supportive, creative, flexible and committed staff have been during this time. 
     
    Thanks, 

     Tori 
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