Occupational Therapy Week, 2-8 November 2020

Occupational Therapists and Occupational Assistants in Angus love what they do.  During OT week we wanted to introduce the team and why they love what they do.

I love being an Occupational Therapist because …………

  • I love supporting people to achieve their goals and enabling people to live independently in their community.
  • I love being an OT as when looking at a Challenge look for a way- not a way out.
  • I love being an OT because no two days are the same.
  • I love being an OT and supporting people to achieve things that are important to them and allow them to be safe in their home.

I love being an Occupational Therapy Assistant because …………

  • I enjoy making a difference to people and allowing them to remain safe and independent within their own home. I find a lot of satisfaction providing support and advice to both s/u and family and keeps me so occupied I don’t have time to think about anything else
  • No single day is like the other, getting to work with people of all ages and backgrounds and supporting them to be as independent as possible with everyday living activities
  • I work with people to help empower them to take control of their daily activities which are most important to them. I love the role because of the variation – working with different types of disabilities, across a broad range of ages from young to older age
  • Every day is different and I am able to support people when they need it most


For further information about a career in Occupational Therapy, please visit: https://www.rcot.co.uk/about-occupational-therapy/what-is-occupational-therapy

The OT service in Angus will be delivering enablement training to the Enablement and Response Teams. A training video has been developed for use at these sessions. The video also raises public awareness of the enablement approach. Please click here to watch the video.