The Cosyfeet Occupational Therapy Award 2020 is now open for entries. This £1000 award will be presented to an OT student or qualified OT planning a special project that will develop their professional knowledge and skills while benefitting others.

Applications are invited for projects including voluntary work, placements, research or other initiatives. The winning entry will demonstrate how the entrant’s chosen project is of value to their clients whilst advancing their own professional development. This award is designed to assist with costs associated with the applicant’s selected project, which could include expenses for equipment, travel or living. Projects may take place in the UK or abroad.

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Ann Drea won the 2019 Cosyfeet OT Award

Ann Drea, a band 6 locum OT working for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation, won the 2019 award to purchase assessment equipment to facilitate a safe and speedy return home for clients referred by Hinchingbrooke Hospital’s A&E Department and Acute Assessment Unit.

“In January to March 2019, our team received 401 referrals, resulting in 143 safer discharges and 116 instances of admission avoidance,” says Ann. “Having a stock of assessment equipment for clients to try out with instruction means we can more readily involve clients and their support network in their safe return to self-management.”

Cosyfeet specialises in extra roomy footwear, socks and hosiery for people with extra wide or swollen feet. The company’s goal is to help keep people mobile for as long as possible by providing good footwear to fit swollen and misshapen feet in comfort.

How to apply
If you would like to apply for the Cosyfeet Occupational Therapy Award, visit for further information and to enter online before the closing date of 24 April 2020. The winner will be requested to submit a report and photographs about their project, and to feature in Cosyfeet publicity relating to the award.

About Cosyfeet

Cosyfeet is the UK market leader in extra roomy footwear for swollen feet, with many styles suitable for people living with diabetes. As well as being extra wide and deep, Cosyfeet footwear is adjustable, so it fits a range of swelling from minor to very swollen. It also accommodates very wide feet, problem toes, bunions and bandaging. Lots of thought goes into Cosyfeet’s shoemaking including carefully placed seams, cushioned support and removable insoles to accommodate orthotics.  Cosyfeet also offers a range of specialist socks and hosiery. With over 36 years’ experience of fitting swollen feet, Cosyfeet is a well-known, respected brand that is recommended by over 11,000 Health Care Professionals. For more information email or call 01458 449071.    

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