- Organisation Name
Royal College of Occupational Therapists
- Organisation Summary
The Royal College of Occupational Therapists is the UK Professional Body and Trade Union for over 32,000 Occupational Therapists, support workers, managers and students. Occupational Therapy enables people of all ages to participate in daily life to improve health and well being. They are the only Allied Health Profession trained at a pre-registration level to work within both physical and mental health and work across both health and social care.
- What sectors does your organisation work in?
Health & Medical
- Why is your organisation committed to the NDAA and the Dementia Statements?
Occupational therapists focus on people living their lives rather than existing once diagnosed with dementia. The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) is committed to ensuring our members encompass the Dementia Statements and ethos of the National Dementia Declaration in their practice. RCOT aims to do this through communications, training and resources for members and externally working with partners on national work streams.
Occupational therapists can work with people living with dementia to support them to continue with what matters to them, from daily occupations, valued roles, family life and remaining part of the local community.