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Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
Hello and welcome to our #OTalk about #homelessness this evening. We are excited to be hosting this and looking forward to the discussion. Let us know if you're joining us.
#OTalk @OTalk_
Welcome to tonight’s #OTalk. @OT_rach on the account tonight. Before we get started I’ll re-cap the ground rules. Say hello if your here! https://t.co/ngQYcWDj8C
#OTalk @OTalk_
House rule for #OTalk 👇🏼 https://t.co/ppbVQEA6KQ
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
@therapy2optimum @OTalk_ @Ruth_Hawley Been great to link with you recently Sue and admire that you are volunteering your time to this worthy area of practice, good luck! #OTalk
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Remember to include the hashtag in every tweet, or else others won't see your tweets, and your tweet will not be included in the transcript. #OTalk https://t.co/rXHS0pxvb0
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Please remember your @The_HCPC and @theRCOT code of conduct whilst on line and engaging in this chat. Lastly be respectful of others. #OTalk https://t.co/HJX5iavaIr
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Welcome from me and @Ruth_Hawley very excited to be here #OTalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
So, #OTalk Q1. Do you have any experiences of working with people who are homeless?
Tara Watts @thelibrarianOT
@GeorgiaVineOT @OOFRAS Check out @OTalk_ #OTalk as well. 😊
#OTalk @OTalk_
Top Tip: it’s probably not possible to follow every tweet & conversation thread in the chat. So focus on the ones that are most relevant to you - you can catch up later. There will also be a transcript! #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Remember it’s pronounced O Talk not OT Talk - if you’re still struggling here is @OT_rach Niece with the correct pronunciation. #OTalk https://t.co/7nGeTBMYeh
#OTalk @OTalk_
Welcome #otalk
KellyOT @KellyASOT
@Ruth_Hawley #OTalk I'm in!
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OTalk_: Remember it’s pronounced O Talk not OT Talk - if you’re still struggling here is @OT_rach Niece with the correct pronunciation…
#OTalk @OTalk_
Welcome #otalk
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Welcome #otalk
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
Hi 👋🏾 I’m here #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
Hello folks! #otalk https://t.co/KQ2RkLMCd3
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Interested to hear from all you #OTalk (ers). I’m based @CryptLeeds a charity which supports people who are homeless & am proud to be their 1st and only #occupationaltherapist
#OTalk @OTalk_
Welcome bill #otalk
Marcus Dean @MarcusD88167580
#OTalk really excited for this one. Start a placement in a related area next week.
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
I have not had a specific role working with people who are homeless as an OT but I volunteer with a temporary Nightshelter that operates over the winter months and also in my local foodbank and drop in that some homeless people will attend. #OTalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Love that @KellyASOT trained @OTLeeds and it’s thanks to them that 2 students Matt & Anna who did a role emerging placement in 2016 that my post in #homelessness came about #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Handing over to @Ruth_Hawley and @WintRebecca for the first question #otalk . https://t.co/qCh5j5bHES
sian burgess 💙💚 @mrsmcinburtott
@Ruth_Hawley I’m here but it’s not a subject I know lots about - hoping to learn something #OTalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
Additionally, in my previous clinical role in EIP team there were occasions when someone I was working with was homeless so even when it was not the main focus of my role it would be part of it at times. #OTalk
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
@Ruth_Hawley #OTalk Q1. My final placement (2014) was at #kidscompany, I was liaising with parents who were deemed homeless, some where staying with their children in b&b’s they were given giftcards, clothes, food, legal support etc.
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Brilliant you are involved and spreading the word of #OccupationalTherapy & #homelessness in Derby @Ruth_Hawley #OTalk
Hannah Spencer @hspenceruk
@WintRebecca @Ruth_Hawley Looking forward to an hour of learning (probably lurking learning) with you both. Keen to learn more around OT's work with those experiencing #homelessness - relevant to many areas of practice as well as specifically #OTalk.
#OTalk @OTalk_
@therapy2optimum don’t forget that hashtag in every tweet! #otalk
Georgia Vine @GeorgiaVineOT
@OTalk_ @OT_rach Hola #OTalk
Rachel OT @_rachelOT
@Ruth_Hawley I work as a care co-ordinator in a CMHT and often work with people who are homeless (living in hostels, sofa surfing, moving on from street homelessness). I also have lived experience of being homeless #otalk
Kate Tudor @OT_KateT
@Ruth_Hawley I was about to say no because I'm not in a role targeted for homeless people and don't usually see rough sleepers. Then realised loads of people I work with are homeless at some point! D'oh #OTalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
#homelessness can you effect people across the lifespan I admire the work you & #kidscompany have done and continue to do. The oldest person I’ve supported was 84
#OTalk @OTalk_
Welcome #otalk
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
@WintRebecca @CryptLeeds #otalk That’s great, i hope to learn a lot from this tonight. Your input will be awesome.
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@sherlynmelody That sounds fascinating. Was there an existing #OT role already there or was it a #RoleEmergingPlacement? #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Ruth_Hawley In my setting, 5-10% of patients I work with were homeless before their acute care hospital stays. #otalk
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
@OTalk_ what does that mean pin it! #Otalk
Miranda CunninghamOT @miranda_jane123
Hi all, I have experience supervising lots of OT students in a homeless shelter and doing research related to occupation #OTalk
KellyOT @KellyASOT
@Ruth_Hawley I work in the @PathwayUK homeless team in a London Hospital as an OT, but we work generically too! #OTalk
SueH.(OccupationalTherapist💥ret'd-ish)🇪🇺💚💙🐠 @therapy2optimum
@OTalk_ Arghhh! #OTalk done it again!
sian burgess 💙💚 @mrsmcinburtott
@_rachelOT @Ruth_Hawley I’m interested in how you keep in contact with this group. I had experience of working with people in the travelers community and it was tricky to keep in contact #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
RT @Ruth_Hawley: I have not had a specific role working with people who are homeless as an OT but I volunteer with a temporary Nightshelter…
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
Hi #OTalk, I'll be lurking :)
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@cathymc9781 @OTalk_ each profile allows you to pin a tweet. #otalk
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
RT @WintRebecca: Brilliant you are involved and spreading the word of #OccupationalTherapy & #homelessness in Derby @Ruth_Hawley #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Question 1 #otalk
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
RT @Ruth_Hawley: I have not had a specific role working with people who are homeless as an OT but I volunteer with a temporary Nightshelter…
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@hspenceruk @WintRebecca Always feel free to join in too 😉 I always intended to lurk on my first experiences of #OTalk but then ended up joining in.
Abi @Abi21643842
@Ruth_Hawley I had a role emerging placement in homeless at uni, it was fascinating to see the diverse role of OT and disruption in occupational needs. #OTalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
We meet many people receiving support from both physical and #mentalhealth services who are homeless around Leeds - all health has such a big impact on ability to manage in housing
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
RT @Ruth_Hawley: Additionally, in my previous clinical role in EIP team there were occasions when someone I was working with was homeless s…
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
RT @Ruth_Hawley: So, #OTalk Q1. Do you have any experiences of working with people who are homeless?
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
@BillWongOT @cathymc9781 @OTalk_ All technical advice welcome @BillWongOT #OTalk
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
RT @OT_KateT: @Ruth_Hawley I was about to say no because I'm not in a role targeted for homeless people and don't usually see rough sleeper…
sian burgess 💙💚 @mrsmcinburtott
@miranda_jane123 Do you place all levels of students in these settings Miranda or maybe just final year students? #OTalk
SueH.(OccupationalTherapist💥ret'd-ish)🇪🇺💚💙🐠 @therapy2optimum
@Ruth_Hawley Just beginning #volunteering in a day centre for #homeless & #vulnerable people, as I #retire from NHS. #OTalk
Student Platform OT @SPOTeurope
@Ruth_Hawley We are here! #otalk
Rachel OT @_rachelOT
@mrsmcinburtott @Ruth_Hawley That sounds great! Definitely a population with little focus. As far as I'm aware we don't work with people who are street homeless for this reason. For people moving between hostels I keep in regular phone contact to stay updated, this can mean a lot of chasing! #otalk
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Welcome
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
I have supervised #occupationaltherapy students a few times on role emerging placements #otalk in homeless projects around #Sheffieldissuper
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
@OTalk_ @OT_rach Hello #OTalk ..
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@therapy2optimum @WintRebecca @OTalk_ As a volunteer I’m always conscious about not stepping outside of my volunteer role too which has been a learning transition for me. What does your volunteering role with the #homeless involve? #OTalk
Dr Lynne Goodacre 💙 @LynneGoodacre
I volunteer 1 day a week at a foodbank and am also a Trustee so as has been mentioned quite a large proportion of our clients are homeless #OTalk
Miranda CunninghamOT @miranda_jane123
@Ruth_Hawley I had a similar experience in adult mental health #OTalk
Emma Rodrigues (Pronoun: she/her) @EmRodriguesOT
@Ruth_Hawley Here 👍 #otalk
Louise @Louisepenny87
@Ruth_Hawley In the acute stroke and neuro / trauma settings I worked in we often had people admitted who were homeless, became homeless during their admission, or the concept of Home was a very fragile or fluid thing. #otalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Brilliant work you are doing @KellyASOT and so good to see you @theRCOT for the first ever #OT in homelessness networking event. It can be a lonely area to work in but that day made me feel more connected to likeminded OTs #OTalk
sian burgess 💙💚 @mrsmcinburtott
@_rachelOT @Ruth_Hawley That’s interesting I hadn’t thought of that difference in the population - thanks #OTalk
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
@Ruth_Hawley #otalk there were OT’s there, but they were working with the children. As student we only did OT with the children once a week. This was looking at OT and play. It was a role emerging placement. It was interesting and very holistic.
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
In my setting is a little different, these homeless folks will have a roof over their head while they are receiving physical rehabilitation. Social workers are supposed to find their discharge destinations. #otalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Did you visit the person at a hostel/ centre or on the streets? #OTalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@margaretOT360 Excellent. I too want to support and facilitate role emerging placements for #OT students in #homeless services. Your thoughts on how best to progress this and support this role emerging area will be most welcome during tonight’s #OTalk
Louise @Louisepenny87
@Ruth_Hawley Also have 2.5 years of experience being considered as having no fixed abode myself and yet owning my own (unconventional) home. Unconventional living situations are in the increase #otalk
Kate Tudor @OT_KateT
@mrsmcinburtott @_rachelOT @Ruth_Hawley I probably see similar people and it can be really tough, especially because they also often have trouble charging mobiles or change mobile numbers a lot. It can also mean a decrease in how proactive care can be and leads to more responding to crisis situations #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @WintRebecca: Brilliant work you are doing @KellyASOT and so good to see you @theRCOT for the first ever #OT in homelessness networking…
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
You are doing great work already by the sounds of it, hope you feel the value of OT is recognised #OTalk
Emma Rodrigues (Pronoun: she/her) @EmRodriguesOT
@OTalk_ I hadn't worked in that area but I volunteer at a temple cooking food and feeding the homeless - this runs three days a week. It's a real community of everyone coming together. I just find it hard that I can't do more! #otalk
kt b the OT @KtBergson
@KellyASOT @Ruth_Hawley @PathwayUK amazing @pathwaysUK were amazingly helpful when I was doing research on #homelessness and #Health #otalk
sian burgess 💙💚 @mrsmcinburtott
@Louisepenny87 @Ruth_Hawley I’d not thought of the fact for some people it’s about the concept or fragility of the home. Thanks for the thought Louise #OTalk
SueH.(OccupationalTherapist💥ret'd-ish)🇪🇺💚💙🐠 @therapy2optimum
@Ruth_Hawley @WintRebecca @OTalk_ #OTalk. I've been asked by manager what I can offer: signposting to statutory services, information, baseline functional ax, info/education for staff, understanding medical info.. etc Not sure if this is the way to go?
Miranda CunninghamOT @miranda_jane123
@WintRebecca Mostly hostels #OTalk
Dr Lynne Goodacre 💙 @LynneGoodacre
Forgot... I also did a research project exploring the impact of a dental service set up to work with homeless people/rough sleepers. #OTalk
Rachel OT @_rachelOT
@OT_KateT @mrsmcinburtott @Ruth_Hawley For sure! And a lot of opportunistic contact! #otalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
I feel like all we can do is Try try and try again. Link with local places you know people go eg soup kitchens, GPS, housing offices and keep turning up to look for and make contact no matter how long it takes 😊 #OTalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@_rachelOT @mrsmcinburtott Yes. Can be tricky to maintain contact, particularly when people don’t always have phones/ lose them/ change them. #OTalk
Rachel @RachelOTstudent
@Ruth_Hawley #OTalk Hello I'm here :)
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
We have had #occupationaltherapy students @archerproject for over 10years. #otalk works really well.
#OTalk @OTalk_
Welcome #otalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Time for Q2 What do you think are the occupational needs of people who are homeless? #OTalk
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RT @margaretOT360: We have had #occupationaltherapy students @archerproject for over 10years. #otalk works really well.
Student Platform OT @SPOTeurope
Agreed - some hostels are also only open during the night so people are lost during the day. A community that is a little bit over looked unfortunately we feel 😞 #otalk
sian burgess 💙💚 @mrsmcinburtott
@WintRebecca Is that challenging to justify in terms of time resources to whoever commissions/manages the service? #OTalk
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Question 2 #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
All of the above I think, it’s challenging to deliver groups unless they are open #otalk
Abi @Abi21643842
@_rachelOT @Ruth_Hawley I don't think we can ignore the link between poor mental health and homeless. Recovering thing is that people often get missed at society focused on my on meeting those basic needs of safety and survival #OTalk
Kirsten Pepper @Kirstenpepper
@OTalk_ @OT_rach Hello. Lurking tonight x #otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Welcome #otalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@miranda_jane123 @WintRebecca I’ve been chatting with some of the #homeless people I know in local hostels recently and thinking there must be a large potential for an #OT role in this context. How did your experiences/ this role come about? #OTalk
Student Platform OT @SPOTeurope
We love this approach #otalk
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
@WintRebecca #OTalk Q2. I think this depends on the cause of the homelessness? If they had financial problems do they need support with #vocationalrehab #lifeskills Drug/alcohol issues
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Sometimes we have to forget the rules, and fight hard to justify what is going to get the best outcomes for those we are supporting - I love the challenge especially if it means bending a few ‘rules’ #OTalk
Miranda CunninghamOT @miranda_jane123
@Ruth_Hawley @margaretOT360 Our placements would not have happened without the support of a certain volunteer worker at the hostel @LyndseyWithers Also having 2 students together is very valuable #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@WintRebecca it's quite a difference to my setting in the USA. I think if I were a homeless person living in my setting, I will be glad to take free food 3 meals a day with room and board. #otalk
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
@OTalk_ #OTalk I don't have any paid work experiences ... there are homeless people living in the city of Lincoln near where I live and when I travel about anywhere, I do what I can buy the Big Issue. spend time & talk with people on the streets when able to
Rachel OT @_rachelOT
@WintRebecca The same as anyone else really, except trying to achieve them with a serious lack of resources and constant instability #otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
#otalk the easiest way to remember the # in every single tweet is to start every single tweet with the hashtag! https://t.co/ezZuwLBmXX
Student Platform OT @SPOTeurope
We love this approach too - sometimes it is a lack of information so people don't know what services there are out there! #otalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@Abi21643842 What did you do during the placement Abi? #OTalk
sian burgess 💙💚 @mrsmcinburtott
@WintRebecca I agree :) #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Connnecting and feeling a belonging outside of the street. Sometimes providing an alternative to drugs #otalk
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
@OTalk_ #OTalk have helped out as volunteer making breakfast ..
Abi @Abi21643842
@Ruth_Hawley @margaretOT360 I think that Discussions between researchers, academics and policy makers are needed to facilitate the process #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OKOTA1967 I am talking about SNF's, actually. It's a British based OT talk. So, that is why I said to the audience that my experiences with the homeless are different. #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @Abi21643842: @_rachelOT @Ruth_Hawley I don't think we can ignore the link between poor mental health and homeless. Recovering thing is…
Louise @Louisepenny87
@Ruth_Hawley I once did a community access session with someone living in illegals squatters accommodation. He was constantly on the look out for good locations to live in! #otalk
SueH.(OccupationalTherapist💥ret'd-ish)🇪🇺💚💙🐠 @therapy2optimum
@margaretOT360 #OTalk I'm not sure group-work would fit with the transitory nature of attendees.
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@miranda_jane123 @margaretOT360 @LyndseyWithers Definitely. Peer support during role emerging placements is important #OTalk
Emma Rodrigues (Pronoun: she/her) @EmRodriguesOT
@OTalk_ There must be so much to think about, so at first I assume it's information of services that are out there as I don't think one person would be able to manage all needs :/ #otalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
I agree. Often we need to begin by meeting the persons priorities, initially this might even be dry socks to enable them to walk to the next food handout in town. Each step leads to better occupational opportunities - listening is key
kt b the OT @KtBergson
@margaretOT360 I looked at support workers & OT roles when I was studying. maybe this helps? #otalk https://t.co/WzIPVewA1e
Miranda CunninghamOT @miranda_jane123
@Ruth_Hawley @WintRebecca Through developing partnerships, having very positive people inside the hostel environment and very capable students #OTalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@VanessajpOT Have you found the roles different between the 2 services Vanessa? #OTalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Definitely agree, how many times do you hear people say they’re lonely? It saddens me every time #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Dec important to have two students together. I also think giving students choice is vital #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@WintRebecca I think self care should be paramount. Since there are some that are working homeless, hygiene & grooming, toileting, and bathing will be extremely important. They need to look good for work the next day. #otalk
Dr Lynne Goodacre 💙 @LynneGoodacre
Often really complex so start with what is important for each person. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@WintRebecca and sometimes an overlooked one- they also need to connect to the world, too! So, some homeless folks will stay at Internet Cafe's so that they can use Internet and email. #otalk
Louise @Louisepenny87
@WintRebecca Same as everyone else, it’s just the challenges and opportunities will differ. Any kind of ‘life admin’ is much more difficult and often has to be done in person rather than electronically / over phone etc #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @Abi21643842: @Ruth_Hawley @margaretOT360 I think that Discussions between researchers, academics and policy makers are needed to facili…
Abi @Abi21643842
@mrsmcinburtott @_rachelOT @Ruth_Hawley I guess hostels and job centre or local shelter spots in the community #OTalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
You are much better at the terminology than me 😊 people are certainly deprived of so many Occupational opportunities & often aren’t sure what’s important to them other than surviving the moment - #OccupationalTherapy seems to enrich lives #OTalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
Thanks @KtBergson. This looks a really helpful resource when considering the #OT role working with those who are #homeless #OTalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
@miranda_jane123 @Ruth_Hawley Building those brilliant working relationships makes such a difference, it’s not what you know it’s who you know #OTalk
Aoife Molamphy @AMolamphs
RT @lee_o_nee: @WintRebecca @Ruth_Hawley Am really sorry I not free to join #OTalk this evening.. would have loved to take part but look fo…
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
It has to be an open group, closed groups won’t work. However we have found if we deliver the right group people willl find a way to attend each week. That has happened with a drumming group and fantasy football #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @Ruth_Hawley: @miranda_jane123 @margaretOT360 @LyndseyWithers Definitely. Peer support during role emerging placements is important #OTa
Abi @Abi21643842
@SPOTeurope With permission, street pastors may be helpful #OTalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
I’d challenge this in some ways - I find many people I support are more focussed & interested in self care when they have a reason to eg occupations like visiting a cafe, shopping, attending a group they love like walking motivated the self care #OTalk
Susan Griffiths @SusanGriffiths5
@WintRebecca So many, but if they are living on the streets, safety has to be a priority. Survival skills and personal care skills are up there as well - where can they sleep, what public toilets can they use, where can they go to have a wash, where can they get food, etc. #OTalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@WintRebecca From my experiences, this can be very varied and broad as each person is an individual even when they are having shared experiences. This will change what their occupational needs are and we should never assume we know what these will be without asking that individual #OTalk
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
RT @KtBergson: @margaretOT360 I looked at support workers & OT roles when I was studying. maybe this helps? #otalk https://t.co/WzIPVewA1e
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
#otalk Great info really useful for many #OTs
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
Here's a group I think we should look at for today's talk. They are McRefugees, as they are people who sleep overnight at McDonald's in Hong Kong. https://t.co/p53nMEjrxw #otalk
Louise @Louisepenny87
@WintRebecca Organisations need to remove barriers to easy communication. Allowing staff to communicate via what’s app etc can really increase comms between service and service users #otalk
Abi @Abi21643842
@OTalk_ A lot of my work focused on developing motivation for change by exploring goals. However I felt the need for more professionals with a range of skills to involve themselves to support this population #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Heartbreaking #otalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
The most important questions: what is important to you, what are your dreams, describe your perfect/ dream day, if you could do anything what would it be #OTalk
Miranda CunninghamOT @miranda_jane123
@WintRebecca Needs are as varied as the people who experience homelessness #OTalk
SueH.(OccupationalTherapist💥ret'd-ish)🇪🇺💚💙🐠 @therapy2optimum
@WintRebecca #OTalk ChurchesTogether run day centre, supported living units & bed weather night shelter. Recent innovation is a 'medical/social care outreach' team. I'm just beginning!
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@WintRebecca Common themes I’ve seen from my volunteering are limited occupational choices being available to people so people experience boredom & reduced occ. identity alongside having to spend most of their time in occupations of survival so little capacity for other occupations. #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @WintRebecca: You are much better at the terminology than me 😊 people are certainly deprived of so many Occupational opportunities & oft…
Susan Windeatt @mooartdotcom
#OTalk I think sometimes it gets missed that they are the same as everyone else's holistic occupational needs. They're people needing safe shelter, washing, eating, financial security but also relationships, societal roles, love & independent agency in decisions etc.
#OTalk @OTalk_
Don’t forget that hashtag @paulaspencer #otalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@WintRebecca Equally occupations of personal care/ PADL can be difficult to maintain in circumstances where these resources are not always easily available to people and when motivation to complete them can at times be reduced. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@WintRebecca Work is technically an occupation, too! That was why I said "working homeless". #otalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
It is so difficult the number of referrals I make to be told ‘we can’t support them whilst they’re homeless’ gets me everytime. Also difficult if you don’t have a phone / internet/ skills around these issues things #OTalk
Kirsten Pepper @Kirstenpepper
#OTalk I also think locality plays an important part. We have a lot of end of the line homeless in Cornwall, people following the energy Pauline's, massive poverty and drug habits usually from the feelings of hopelessness. It's difficult to engage in "normal" life.
kt b the OT @KtBergson
@margaretOT360 I also looked at models /approaches for OT and #homelessness #otalk that some might find useful - interesting most people on tonight have talked about it in relation to CMHT rather than from within homeless hostel or charity settings https://t.co/Epe39UjBun
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@BillWongOT @WintRebecca Interesting. Why do you think self care should be paramount as opposed to other occupational needs? #OTalk
SueH.(OccupationalTherapist💥ret'd-ish)🇪🇺💚💙🐠 @therapy2optimum
@margaretOT360 #OTalk I'm initially going in on an ad hoc basis, or the centre will contact me.
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @OTalk_: Don’t forget that hashtag @paulaspencer #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
And here's what I am talking about in regards to Internet cafe refugees. https://t.co/j3SW6XgGrh #OTalk
Dr Lynne Goodacre 💙 @LynneGoodacre
Yes all good but a massive challenge can be the number of different agencies a person has to deal with. Nothing is joined up, things are duplicated and a nightmare for people who live chaotic lives to navigate #OTalk
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
@OTalk_ #OTalk many, many occupational needs cry out 2 me wen I spend time with people on the streets havin a conversation with another human being who is truly interested in them not just walking by I have heard many stories over the years of lost lives but people hang onto dreams
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
@mooartdotcom #otalk Yes i agree, Maslow’s heirarchy of needs applies to all people.
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Definitely survival skills always good to pick up top tips around where to get shelter (during cold and hot weather) , toilets, water so people new to the area or homelessness can be advised #OTalk
Kirsten Pepper @Kirstenpepper
@WintRebecca #otalk of registered with the correctly placed GP
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@BillWongOT @WintRebecca I think access to the internet is definitely of value but can be hard to achieve. As more public libraries and local services experience cuts this can be even harder to access #OTalk
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
RT @KtBergson: @margaretOT360 I also looked at models /approaches for OT and #homelessness #otalk that some might find useful - interesting…
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
#otalk Some great work here, useful tool for lots of #OTs
SueH.(OccupationalTherapist💥ret'd-ish)🇪🇺💚💙🐠 @therapy2optimum
@WintRebecca #OTalk day centre offers computers & an address for benefits, job applications, etc.
Joyce L @JoyceInYork
RT @KtBergson: @margaretOT360 I also looked at models /approaches for OT and #homelessness #otalk that some might find useful - interesting…
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Love the idea of an Internet cafe just for people who are homeless, i’ll serve the tea if you man the computers @BillWongOT ☕️ #OTalk
Abi @Abi21643842
@OTalk_ A definite lack of occupational identity with daily life being a struggle. A need to explore activities of daily living skills in a creative way through problem solving #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Ruth_Hawley @WintRebecca If I am talking about the "working homeless", how will these folks be perceived socially if they don't have the abilities to do self-care ADL's regularly- like not taking showers for a week, wearing same clothes for days, etc. #otalk
Louise @Louisepenny87
@miranda_jane123 @WintRebecca Great point Miranda. I think we can be quite steeeotyped about what homelessness is and isn’t #otalk
kt b the OT @KtBergson
@WintRebecca #otalk Q2: occupational alienation must be a part of this - feeling excluded, judged or lacking belonging for some people perhaps? I used to volunteer @crisis_uk over Christmas so many amazing stories and different situations
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@sherlynmelody @WintRebecca I think you're right that needs will vary depending on the cause of that individuals #homelessness and it can be important to address this too #OTalk
Joyce L @JoyceInYork
RT @KtBergson: @WintRebecca #otalk Q2: occupational alienation must be a part of this - feeling excluded, judged or lacking belonging for s…
Anna Westmancoat @westmanc_OT
@OTalk_ @Ruth_Hawley @WintRebecca Slightly late but following this one! Thanks for a really interesting choice of topic #OTalk
Kate Tudor @OT_KateT
@BillWongOT I'm struck that in this country they'd be kicked out of the restaurant to stop putting off customers. And we have local governments which design sleep-proof benches and clear the streets because of a royal wedding. Makes me angry/ want to barf #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Also where to get hot drinks in the day #otalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
So, we're about half way through now so let's move on to #OTalk Q3. What do you think the occupational therapy role is when working with people who are homeless?
#OTalk @OTalk_
We are half way through tonight #OTalk https://t.co/tbsAubBCXu
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
RT @Ruth_Hawley: So, we're about half way through now so let's move on to #OTalk Q3. What do you think the occupational therapy role is whe…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@WintRebecca This exists in Japan, actually. #otalk
Kate Tudor @OT_KateT
@BillWongOT Also, it's not fair to link to a 3 minutes video in the middle of an #OTalk - I'm now about a million tweets behind......
KellyOT @KellyASOT
@KtBergson @Ruth_Hawley @PathwayUK @pathwaysuk This is interesting! Was your research for Uni? What did you do it on? #OTalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
So true we need to approach everyone as totally individual and hear their story people have so many experiences - we get to meet artists, musicians, teachers, homelessness is just a tiny part of a person #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Question 3 #otalk
Abi @Abi21643842
@WintRebecca MOHO tools such as the coalitions questionnaire can be helpful to explore #OTalk
Miranda CunninghamOT @miranda_jane123
@Ruth_Hawley @BillWongOT @WintRebecca Totally agree, public services are a ‘life line’ we all need to advocate for these to stay open #OTalk
Paula Spencer @paulaspencer
@OTalk_ #otalk For the people I have worked with its also been about strengths based conversations and identifying motivations to change. OT role to find what's important to individuals, not what professionals think is important.
Joyce L @JoyceInYork
#OTalk remind me how we get a file of tonight's talk. I am really interested in this topic xx
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
RT @WintRebecca: Love the idea of an Internet cafe just for people who are homeless, i’ll serve the tea if you man the computers @BillWongO
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Yes really needs to be solution focused and staring with the person to identify what’s meaningful. Great to hear people saying this #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OT_KateT I admit- I did my homework about these two types of situations before hand, so I have an idea what to show... lol! #otalk
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
@OT_KateT @BillWongOT #OTalk yeah, its horrible. Imagine life plays you this card and this is the support you get!! Thank you #Great Britain.
Abi @Abi21643842
@WintRebecca *volitional #OTalk
kt b the OT @KtBergson
@KellyASOT @Ruth_Hawley @PathwayUK @pathwaysuk I use 'research' in the lightest of senses - it was an elective project at the end of my studies but fascinating and taught me loads #otalk
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
RT @WintRebecca: So true we need to approach everyone as totally individual and hear their story people have so many experiences - we get t…
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
It seems like a lot of faith based services are providing the provision for people who are homeless. We’re fortunate that @nhsleeds recognise the needs of some of our most vulnerable groups #OTalk
Hannah Spencer @hspenceruk
RT @WintRebecca: So true we need to approach everyone as totally individual and hear their story people have so many experiences - we get t…
#OTalk @OTalk_
@paulaspencer you really need to include the hashtag in all you tweets other wise people will not see what your saying, and it will not make the transcript #otalk
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
RT @paulaspencer: @OTalk_ #otalk For the people I have worked with its also been about strengths based conversations and identifying motiva…
Kate Tudor @OT_KateT
@BillWongOT That's cheating!!!! 😂😂😂 #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Welcome - but also please use the hashtag it all your tweets #otalk
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
RT @margaretOT360: Yes really needs to be solution focused and staring with the person to identify what’s meaningful. Great to hear people…
Leeds TH OT @LTHTOT
Join #OTalk for an interesting discussion about occupational therapy and homelessness or use the hash tag to catch up on the discussion points!
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@WintRebecca haha! You also got to pay for my license to practice OT across the pond every year! #otalk
SueH.(OccupationalTherapist💥ret'd-ish)🇪🇺💚💙🐠 @therapy2optimum
@SPOTeurope #OTalk. I've only been twice! But I hope I can influence #commissioning & #funding for an #OT! I will become obsolete as a volunteer!
Paula Spencer @paulaspencer
@OTalk_ #otalk it's also been about looking at how they interact with professionals and the skills they need to maintain relationships.
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@OT_KateT @BillWongOT Definitely an inhospitable social environment that makes the challenges greater. Gives us all a good reason to realise that support needs to be political and at a societal/ advocatory level and is not just about working with individuals #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
RT @LTHTOT: Join #OTalk for an interesting discussion about occupational therapy and homelessness or use the hash tag to catch up on the di…
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
The thought of anyone being hungry and without shelter is heartbreaking, equally the thought of how isolated and alone people feel. Occupation connects people & gives them identity, love out profession #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OT_KateT well- more cheating is that I am also a speed demon in terms of tweeting. hahahaha! #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
The #OT role here is pre vocational and it may be months or years before the person is ready to work, depending on underlying reasons for homeless #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @KtBergson: @margaretOT360 I also looked at models /approaches for OT and #homelessness #otalk that some might find useful - interesting…
OTNorthumbria @OTNorthumbria
RT @margaretOT360: Dec important to have two students together. I also think giving students choice is vital #OTalk
Abi @Abi21643842
@paulaspencer @OTalk_ There is an OTwebinar on positive psychology and OT on the OTHUB which is very relevant here #OTalk
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
@Ruth_Hawley #OTalk where do you start? Washing, dressing kitchen assessment, Vocational rehab, Standardised assessments MOHO, OCCAIRS, copm, Group therapy.....I think it really does depend on the persons needs? But we can do so much.
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Kirstenpepper I see my share in LA too. But seeing some people who fake homelessness to scam people, I am wary about who are genuine and who are not! #otalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Interesting to hear how some local toilets will charge to prevent people self caring and it’s rare to see a water fountain around our UK towns #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Please ensure you use the hashtag #otalk in all your tweets dieting tonight discuss @AaronFlynn1987
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
RT @WintRebecca: The thought of anyone being hungry and without shelter is heartbreaking, equally the thought of how isolated and alone peo…
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Yes of course and many people are juggling work/ life/ homelessness #admirable #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Starting to build a relationship, listening to the narrative, enabling the person to decide what a first step could be #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@margaretOT360 well- for people in Hong Kong and Japan, sometimes that issue actually will be- how to find affordable housing for them! #otalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@tibblepowell @BillWongOT @WintRebecca Yep. Not just benefits, often applying for housing depends on online access too so those who are excluded from online access either through lack of resources or skills have a problem. #OTalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
#OTalk
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
@JoyceInYork #OTalk in a few days time there will be a link for you to download transcript.
#OTalk @OTalk_
Please do not forget the hashtag in all your tweets #otalk
Catherine Graham @CatherineGOT
@OTalk_ #OTalk the OT role would be the same focusing on the individuals OT goals. The dificulties are meeting up with s.u regularly in a safe confidential place to enable this.
Kate Tudor @OT_KateT
@BillWongOT I think you reply to more threads than I can read and process in the time it takes me to type one reply! #OTalk
Louise @Louisepenny87
@Ruth_Hawley I guess it depends on what service you are working in. In the acute setting it’s really no different, just the environment you are working in, and the goals you are working towards may be different #otalk
KellyOT @KellyASOT
@WintRebecca @theRCOT The networking meeting was so good, made me realise how many OTs in the UK worked in the field, each bringing really inspiring stories, and also it feels like the most emerging roles are within this exciting area! #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
I think the lack of council and government funding has left it like this #otalk
Abi @Abi21643842
@Ruth_Hawley @tibblepowell @BillWongOT @WintRebecca Maslows hierarchy of needs may help to focus ideals and goal setting #OTalk
Kirsten Pepper @Kirstenpepper
@BillWongOT #otalk yes but there must still be a reason behind even the scamming?
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Local tip: if you have a disabled or older people bus pass the wifi is free on some buses #OTalk I prefer McDonalds
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
@OTalk_ #OTalk I don't have any paid work experience to draw on howevr same as anyone we work with person-centred occupational philosophy helping the person 2 find their way forward meet their human needs Maslow Hierarchy of need, KAWA model may guide practice
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@WintRebecca @BillWongOT And I'll make some cakes #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@margaretOT360 or another area for OT to address for people in Hong Kong and Japan- money management! Sometimes they choose to be homeless because they can't afford rent of the places that they should be living at. #otalk
SueH.(OccupationalTherapist💥ret'd-ish)🇪🇺💚💙🐠 @therapy2optimum
@WintRebecca @nhsleeds #OTalk There are night pastors, locally. I have no particular faith, but home my #humanity will be enough. It's a small town, coastal area. Lots of rural/seasonal homelessness and seasonal/transitory workers. National min wage predominates
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @Ruth_Hawley: @OT_KateT @BillWongOT Definitely an inhospitable social environment that makes the challenges greater. Gives us all a goo…
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
As with any role I think it needs to start with completing an assessment of that individuals needs and asking what it is that is important to them and that they want help with #OTalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
I hope that would be found out as an important goal quickly ‘what’s important to you and why’ each persons priority will be different & yes for some PADLs may come first #OTalk
Susan Griffiths @SusanGriffiths5
@Ruth_Hawley It depends on what the homeless person needs and want to work towards. We should not assume that they want support around getting off the street. #OTalk
kt b the OT @KtBergson
@Ruth_Hawley there are some lovely really person centred pieces of research about #homelessness and #OT like one that gave disposable cameras to a group to help them document their lives. Q3: I think everyone needs support sometimes to explore #meaning and #purpose #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Kirstenpepper Those people who got caught/exposed have one common reason- greed (as well as preying on kindness of innocent people)! #otalk
Susan Windeatt @mooartdotcom
#OTalk @WintRebecca Yes, and it's all interconnected occupationally. If you constantly have to ask people for assistance/help/favours to complete basic ADLs (eat/sleep) then it's going to affect your relationships with people & your wider society role & vice versa.
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @WintRebecca: #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Please remember to include the hashtag in all your tweets, otherwise people will not see what you’re saying and your tweet will not be included in the transcript. #OTalk https://t.co/cQk4p7LLV4
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
I also think the OT role will differ according to the service that the OT is working within as this will inevitably shape what their remit is e.g. if working with a homeless individual in an acute medical ward will be different focus to working in community mental health. #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @KellyASOT: @WintRebecca @theRCOT The networking meeting was so good, made me realise how many OTs in the UK worked in the field, each b…
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
@therapy2optimum @WintRebecca #OTalk Our local churches are very involved in supporting people, mainly with food. But i myself have not supported the church, so i am unsure what else they provide.
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
I think there’s a lot of potential for doing work on domestic ADL and home care routines for someone who’s been homeless once they have secured some accommodation. Equally it might be other occupations that they want support with #OTalk
Miranda CunninghamOT @miranda_jane123
@Ruth_Hawley We have a role in understanding that people who experience homelessness are occupational beings. This might mean they have difficulties with occupational performance but also, and more importantly they have a right to meaningful occupational engagement #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Ruth_Hawley: I think there’s a lot of potential for doing work on domestic ADL and home care routines for someone who’s been homeless o…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @sherlynmelody: @therapy2optimum @WintRebecca #OTalk Our local churches are very involved in supporting people, mainly with food. But i…
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Shout out to @westmanc_OT for beautifully co ordinating a persons journey between neuro rehab and the streets #OTalk
Vicki 💚 @V_the_OT
@Ruth_Hawley #OTalk tbh I feel that as Occupational therapist it’s for us to give those individuals a voice and support them to make the choices that they with to make even if they aren’t necessarily what we would want or wish them to make.
#OTalk @OTalk_
RT @WintRebecca: Shout out to @westmanc_OT for beautifully co ordinating a persons journey between neuro rehab and the streets #OTalk
Joyce L @JoyceInYork
@sherlynmelody #OTalk thank you 😃👍
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@sherlynmelody @therapy2optimum @WintRebecca My church does too. We have $5 and $10 gift cards to Subway to give out to homeless if they need them. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @V_the_OT: @Ruth_Hawley #OTalk tbh I feel that as Occupational therapist it’s for us to give those individuals a voice and support them…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @KtBergson: @Ruth_Hawley there are some lovely really person centred pieces of research about #homelessness and #OT like one that gave d…
kt b the OT @KtBergson
I also wrote this when I was looking at #homelessness and #OT as a students but might be of interest to #otalk https://t.co/jGaoN4L03F
Kirsten Pepper @Kirstenpepper
@Ruth_Hawley #otalk I agree. Not conforming to social housing norms is really meaningful to some
Louise @Louisepenny87
@margaretOT360 And also arbitrary referral criteria. Faith groups often don’t have any criteria of who they will work with #otalk
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
RT @Abi21643842: @paulaspencer @OTalk_ There is an OTwebinar on positive psychology and OT on the OTHUB which is very relevant here #OTalk
sian burgess 💙💚 @mrsmcinburtott
@Ruth_Hawley #OTalk for OTs that’s usually part of the issue when working with marginalized groups. You have to justify your time and resources which makes connecting with hard to reach people so challenging
Rachel OT @_rachelOT
@Ruth_Hawley I often support people to maintain their tenancies following homelessness - an OT assessment can really help to formulate a plan with this (i.e informing support needs, creating structure, promoting social inclusion, linking in with other services) #otalk
SueH.(OccupationalTherapist💥ret'd-ish)🇪🇺💚💙🐠 @therapy2optimum
@Ruth_Hawley #OTalk hmm. It's a fine line, trying not to alienate by presenting a corporate approach.. It's important for US to get a baseline Ax, but the person has to see the value, in terms of their needs. How do we present this to them effectively?
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Must be so difficult for people and this view towards them must cut deep. Getting people connected through occupation is a lovely way to bring people together: gaming, cooking, table tennis, games nights, walking groups - any other suggestions? #OTalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@BillWongOT @WintRebecca Who says you're coming over here, me and Beck could come to you. I don't think we'll need a licence to make tea or cake #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Ruth_Hawley I think it depends. If it is at a community level, it can be finding competitive employment/developing job readiness skills, money management, finding affordable housing. If it's from my setting, it will just be getting them ready physically back on their feet. #otalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Tokyo here we come #OTalk
Paula Spencer @paulaspencer
@OTalk_ #otalk being an advocate for the person if needed Recognising stress and the need for low arousal techniques.
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@tibblepowell @OT_KateT @mrsmcinburtott @_rachelOT Good idea. In the night shelter I’m part of people can use the office address for any mail if they want to. Having a point of contact is so important #OTalk
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
@BillWongOT @margaretOT360 #OTalk that is an issue here too. I had seen an organisation/charity start using storage container and making them into properties for people. Also i think #diysos had converted a church to provide a roof for a number of homeless people.
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Drumming worked well #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @mrsmcinburtott: @Ruth_Hawley #OTalk for OTs that’s usually part of the issue when working with marginalized groups. You have to justify…
sian burgess 💙💚 @mrsmcinburtott
I like this! Could be of interest to my students looking beyond traditional settings and roles. Thanks @KtBergson #OTalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Imagine the sleep deprivation too, just the thought of it deeply upsets me. So thankful for a roof but there’s also so much more to life & this can get overlooked - people generally love OT because a chance to do more than the survival which must be exhausting #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Also it takes a long time so see difference which makes justification for funding challenging #otalk
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
RT @KtBergson: I also wrote this when I was looking at #homelessness and #OT as a students but might be of interest to #otalk https://t.co/…
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @KtBergson: I also wrote this when I was looking at #homelessness and #OT as a students but might be of interest to #otalk https://t.co/…
kt b the OT @KtBergson
@paulaspencer @OTalk_ thanks for mentioning that. I have been really fascinated learning about #trauma & #nervoussytem regulation & #polyvagaltheory recently. Huge need for trauma informed and aware approaches given all the ACEs research #otalk
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
RT @WintRebecca: Imagine the sleep deprivation too, just the thought of it deeply upsets me. So thankful for a roof but there’s also so muc…
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Here’s Q4. What do you think would be good next steps to support the development of this emerging area for occupational therapy? And how could these be implemented? #OTalk
Steph Busby @StephBusby8
@Ruth_Hawley #otalk This is a really interesting question. think it depends on the setting. In Acute settings a lot of it is safe discharge and ensuring we work with people to see any changes in chronic conditions to provent further admission.
Louise @Louisepenny87
@V_the_OT @Ruth_Hawley Great point, @v_the_OT. It’s important that we advocate with rather than for the person. Something we see a as problem to be fixed may not be in the best interests of, or the preference of the service user #otalk
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
RT @WintRebecca: Here’s Q4. What do you think would be good next steps to support the development of this emerging area for occupational th…
Emma Jones @EmmaJonesOT
@Ruth_Hawley Looking at the occupations that the person wants to engage in, helping to facilitate this. it’s making me think about our current module on occupational injustice, and the different types homeless people may be experiencing. #otalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@WintRebecca Board games work well in our night shelter. We’ve also had some memorable evenings where a guest had bought their guitar so there was music. Watching a film/tv also worked well as often street homeless can’t really access this. #OTalk
Steph Busby @StephBusby8
@miranda_jane123 @Ruth_Hawley #otalk this is beautifully put!
SueH.(OccupationalTherapist💥ret'd-ish)🇪🇺💚💙🐠 @therapy2optimum
@Ruth_Hawley #OTalk as a #volunteer: acting as a link between statutory services, high-lighting services where there is an unmet/hidden need. Simple ax, simple Rx in preparation for onward referral. Supporting benefit applications, by demystifying the process, medical terminology etc.
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @EmmaJonesOT: @Ruth_Hawley Looking at the occupations that the person wants to engage in, helping to facilitate this. it’s making me thi…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Louisepenny87: @V_the_OT @Ruth_Hawley Great point, @v_the_OT. It’s important that we advocate with rather than for the person. Somethin…
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
@Ruth_Hawley #OTalk luking back 2 wen i wrked in CMHT 2003-8 as a team we often supported people in crisis frm losing their home think services may hav been able 2support people
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
RT @StephBusby8: @Ruth_Hawley #otalk This is a really interesting question. think it depends on the setting. In Acute settings a lot of it…
#OTalk @OTalk_
Question 4 #otalk
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
@Ruth_Hawley #OTalk yes i work in Adultcareservices, so i will end up signposting and not necessarily following up, due to work load, thus not seeing the OT process through in its entirety. Hoping the person has had all the support they need. I haven’t worked with a homeless person in ACS.
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
@jcreektv suggested highlighting how many times people come back for #occupationaltherapy when I discussed this challenge do you find people access long term? If so it’s likely a service they are satisfied with #OTalk case studies are so valuable too
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@KtBergson Absolutely. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Louisepenny87 @V_the_OT @Ruth_Hawley I think you may encounter that for sure if you ever work with the McRefugees I talked about earlier. They may have already accepted that it is their livelihood... as they may not have capacity to get higher paying jobs and/or exhausted possibilities on affordable living. #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Start with #occupationaltherapy students as they can deliver an intervention and educate people about the breadth of what we can deliver and our dual training which is vital here #otalk
Abi @Abi21643842
@WintRebecca I think discussion between researchers, academics and policy makers to facilitate change. However the start is raising awareness which this #OTalk has really supported
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @therapy2optimum: @Ruth_Hawley #OTalk as a #volunteer: acting as a link between statutory services, high-lighting services where there i…
kt b the OT @KtBergson
@OTalk_ organisations like @pathwaysUK and @crisis_uk are helping to bring discussions about homelessness and health more to the forefront. Perhaps as individual practitioners we also need to look for ways to work more creatively e.g. supporting ways to accept referrals #otalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Sounds so good, all quite reminiscent family orientated occupations that people perhaps get limited opportunities for which was your favourite @Ruth_Hawley #OTalk
Abi @Abi21643842
@WintRebecca Perhaps audits, pilots and more research in practice to capture the good work that happens #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @WintRebecca: @jcreektv suggested highlighting how many times people come back for #occupationaltherapy when I discussed this challenge…
SueH.(OccupationalTherapist💥ret'd-ish)🇪🇺💚💙🐠 @therapy2optimum
@WintRebecca #OTalk As always #OTs are innovators & advocates for our client/ client group. Raising the profile with #CCGs, #CountyCouncil, #Charities.
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
@SusanGriffiths5 @Ruth_Hawley #OTalk its true because what we may see as ‘normal’ might be extremely stressful for them. Especially if they feel they are managing and feel better off. I was watching the news the other day & some people couldn’t be homed because of a pet - 💔
Steph Busby @StephBusby8
@WintRebecca #otalk I think we need more research, and more guidance from NICE as to the best plans and pathways. We need a more robust system which includes OT as a core member of the MDT working with the person. We are so unique in our practice we are well suited to cover all bases!
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@EmmaJonesOT I think it’s easy to spot that often people who are #homeless are also experiencing occupational injustices #OTalk. Which ones are you thinking are most relevant?
sian burgess 💙💚 @mrsmcinburtott
@margaretOT360 #OTalk there’s also a need for students to feel confident in building service bids and using EBP to highlight potential outcomes. Key skills in developing new areas of practice
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@WintRebecca I think we need to be advocates for the homeless. If it means rallying in public to lobby for governments to increase support for low-income homeless, we got to do it. On the other hand, we also should use our skills to meet their needs in a client and family centered way. #OTALK
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Great idea the evidence would really raise the awareness wouldn’t it. We need the evidence for @theRCOT to support us to create clinical guidelines #OTalk
KellyOT @KellyASOT
@Ruth_Hawley Now I'm in this role, I honestly feel like it's the foundations for OT work: without safe shelter and access to essential services/amenities/pastimes, how can we address our 3 core areas of self-care, leisure or productivity?! #OTalk 🏠
#OTalk @OTalk_
Welcome to our new Intern Ruth #OTalk https://t.co/znl2AvUb26 https://t.co/pVgFOs2ixQ
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
That only works if the person knows they have worked with #occupationaltherapists the same happens in GP practices
#OTalk @OTalk_
10 mins left #OTalk
Susan Griffiths @SusanGriffiths5
@KtBergson @OTalk_ @pathwaysuk @crisis_uk Could universities and the RCOT link in with these organisations to explore and promote the role of OTs with this population as well? #OTalk
kt b the OT @KtBergson
RT @KellyASOT: @Ruth_Hawley Now I'm in this role, I honestly feel like it's the foundations for OT work: without safe shelter and access to…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @mrsmcinburtott: @margaretOT360 #OTalk there’s also a need for students to feel confident in building service bids and using EBP to high…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @StephBusby8: @WintRebecca #otalk I think we need more research, and more guidance from NICE as to the best plans and pathways. We need…
Student Platform OT @SPOTeurope
So true #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
With placements at least the organisation gets paid, and has two extra workers for a 3 month period #otalk
sian burgess 💙💚 @mrsmcinburtott
@OTalk_ Ruth is fantastic and also makes very good cakes 😉 #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @Abi21643842: @WintRebecca I think discussion between researchers, academics and policy makers to facilitate change. However the start i…
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@therapy2optimum Sounds a really useful #volunteer role #OTalk
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
@OTalk_ #OTalk homeless people 2 be better recognised as right to life & understand perhaps cum within new neighbourhood teams with enough resources 2 fully support using collaborative research evidence base along with homeless people
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Pilots are a great start but so devastating if they don’t continue. It takes such a long time to develop safe trusting relationships and knowing a role is time limited can be difficult - 2 years minimum funded pilots would be great 👍🏻 #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@WintRebecca and also considering that homelessness is a global issue, I am also thinking it can also be a good idea to exchange ideas with our international colleagues, as well as collaboration on research. #otalk
Vanessa Phillips @VanessajpOT
@WintRebecca #otalk I think more role emerging placements in this area to highlight the impact occupational therapy could have and more research into the amazing work already been done.
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @Abi21643842: @WintRebecca Perhaps audits, pilots and more research in practice to capture the good work that happens #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @therapy2optimum: @WintRebecca #OTalk As always #OTs are innovators & advocates for our client/ client group. Raising the profile with #…
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Love our profession #OTalk
Student Platform OT @SPOTeurope
This is so true, it would be really helpful if we could practice this. We know some schools have it in their programme #otalk
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
@BillWongOT @therapy2optimum @WintRebecca #OTalk at christmas my sister supported the church with feeding over the Xmas and new year, they were giving out the McDonald’s coupon you get stuck to the side of the cup buy 6 get 1 free (if that makes sense) with all the stickers obviously.
Hannah Spencer @hspenceruk
@WintRebecca This. As said earlier, there's so much more to a person experiencing homelessness than their homelessness. OT can remind people of that, encourage connection & offer, as well as the practical stuff, some of that fun, doing, human stuff too & focus away from survival. Hope. #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @StephBusby8: @WintRebecca #otalk I think we need more research, and more guidance from NICE as to the best plans and pathways. We need…
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @mrsmcinburtott: @margaretOT360 #OTalk there’s also a need for students to feel confident in building service bids and using EBP to high…
sian burgess 💙💚 @mrsmcinburtott
@SusanGriffiths5 @KtBergson @OTalk_ @pathwaysuk @crisis_uk There is definitely scope for that. We also need OTs to support students in these settings to help develop new areas for qualified staff #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @BillWongOT: @WintRebecca I think we need to be advocates for the homeless. If it means rallying in public to lobby for governments to i…
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @WintRebecca: Great idea the evidence would really raise the awareness wouldn’t it. We need the evidence for @theRCOT to support us to c…
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Definitely love the dual/ multiple skills of OTs and hopefully research would really prove this #valueofOT #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@sherlynmelody @therapy2optimum @WintRebecca my church does food drive for American Thanksgiving for the homeless. Each church in surrounding area will be responsible for a different thing so that it can be a big Thankgiving event for the homeless. #otalk
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
@JoyceInYork #otalk you are welcome.
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
We do this every year #otalk @sheffhallamuni
KellyOT @KellyASOT
@Ruth_Hawley Totally agree @Ruth_Hawley, we help house so many people who have never learned skills in tenancy management or living independently and I would love to be able to spend more time on these interventions, a real gap in services there and ideal for OTs! #OTalk
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
RT @KtBergson: I also wrote this when I was looking at #homelessness and #OT as a students but might be of interest to #otalk https://t.co/…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @hspenceruk: @WintRebecca This. As said earlier, there's so much more to a person experiencing homelessness than their homelessness. OT…
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
@mrsmcinburtott @OTalk_ Great combination! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @VanessajpOT: @WintRebecca #otalk I think more role emerging placements in this area to highlight the impact occupational therapy could…
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@WintRebecca I am hoping to be able to arrange some role emerging placements for OT students in this area to develop the role and demonstrate the #ValueOfOT for this area. #OTalk
Louise @Louisepenny87
@Ruth_Hawley @EmmaJonesOT Some ADLs can take much longer & cost more when homeless, leaving less time and money for meaningful social contact and leisure activities. Lack of these will have consequences down the line #otalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Advocating seems to be an emerging theme @BillWongOT - got to be the voice for people who are far too often overlooked #OTalk
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
RT @SusanGriffiths5: @KtBergson @OTalk_ @pathwaysuk @crisis_uk Could universities and the RCOT link in with these organisations to explore…
SueH.(OccupationalTherapist💥ret'd-ish)🇪🇺💚💙🐠 @therapy2optimum
@Ruth_Hawley #OTalk. I hope so! I've pitched myself, but I have no experience in this field, so I'm sure it will evolve! #volunteering so I need to be cautious not to tread on toes in statutory services but to sign-post to them
Rachel @RachelOTstudent
@OTalk_ #OTalk not tried any of Ruth's cakes yet, but she's a cracking lecturer
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@WintRebecca More research and sharing of good practice amongst those who are working in this area would also be useful. I’m wondering if there’s an appetite to be able to set up regional/national communities of practice to help this to happen? #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@VanessajpOT @WintRebecca not a bad idea actually. #otalk
Emma Rodrigues (Pronoun: she/her) @EmRodriguesOT
@OTalk_ I think more emerging placements in this area and I think it's good that we have the opportunity to do a service bid for the homeless as it gives us confidence for the future with this community #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
#otalk sometimes evidence can be provided so that can the organisation can put it into the funding bid
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@WintRebecca Whilst it is really exciting to be at the forefront of innovative practice and working in role emerging areas, I think it comes with significant challenges and having a robust and effective support network is important to make this sustainable. #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @VanessajpOT: @WintRebecca #otalk I think more role emerging placements in this area to highlight the impact occupational therapy could…
#OTalk @OTalk_
Only five minutes left any final thoughts? #OTalk https://t.co/AmrhZf9nqM
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
RT @mrsmcinburtott: @SusanGriffiths5 @KtBergson @OTalk_ @pathwaysuk @crisis_uk There is definitely scope for that. We also need OTs to supp…
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
If we keep our own stats showing contacts and details of these it can pay off - it’s time consuming but in temporarily funded posts it’s vital #OTalk
Susan Griffiths @SusanGriffiths5
@mrsmcinburtott @KtBergson @OTalk_ @pathwaysuk @crisis_uk I wonder because there are not many OTs that works with this population that they don’t feel confident to support students on placements. Hopefully this #OTalk will help OTs recognise that they can support students even if they have not worked with the homeless
sian burgess 💙💚 @mrsmcinburtott
@nurse_r @OTalk_ I’ll sneak some to you next time she feeds the office 😉#OTalk
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
RT @Ruth_Hawley: @WintRebecca I am hoping to be able to arrange some role emerging placements for OT students in this area to develop the r…
OTNorthumbria @OTNorthumbria
Agree. With more student placements working with homeless people and research
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
RT @Ruth_Hawley: @WintRebecca More research and sharing of good practice amongst those who are working in this area would also be useful.…
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @Ruth_Hawley: @WintRebecca More research and sharing of good practice amongst those who are working in this area would also be useful.…
sian burgess 💙💚 @mrsmcinburtott
@EmRodriguesOTS @OTalk_ #OTalk it’s a really useful for skill to build confidence in for your future practice
Kate Tudor @OT_KateT
@sherlynmelody @BillWongOT @therapy2optimum @WintRebecca My twitter feed has been listening in to #OTalk so it can target adverts! 😂 https://t.co/SyZM2G2F7D
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @EmRodriguesOTS: @OTalk_ I think more emerging placements in this area and I think it's good that we have the opportunity to do a servic…
OTNorthumbria @OTNorthumbria
#OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
#otalk supervision is crucial for support and connection
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
We’re really lucky that @leedslibraries have now lifted fines for late returns & recently visited @CryptLeeds to remind people they are welcome, signed them up & bought along a selection of books. Sad to think of further exclusion in many places #OTalk
sian burgess 💙💚 @mrsmcinburtott
@Ruth_Hawley @WintRebecca #OTalk couldn’t agree more. We need people to take a step to support these emerging areas of practice
SueH.(OccupationalTherapist💥ret'd-ish)🇪🇺💚💙🐠 @therapy2optimum
@OTalk_ #OTalk great to connect!
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @WintRebecca: If we keep our own stats showing contacts and details of these it can pay off - it’s time consuming but in temporarily fun…
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
RT @WintRebecca: We’re really lucky that @leedslibraries have now lifted fines for late returns & recently visited @CryptLeeds to remind pe…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
We need more articles like this. https://t.co/oQliTtepHB. The title of the article is "The Meaning of Family Routines in a Homeless Shelter" #OTalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Happy to travel @BillWongOT ✈️
Paula Spencer @paulaspencer
@OTalk_ #otalk As an OT in Adult Social Care I'd be willing to support OT student in placement. Need to collate examples of good. Practice that we can share through organisations such as @ripfa
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@Abi21643842 @WintRebecca Hurray! That's exactly the reason we wanted to do it. #OTalk is a great way to raise awareness on emerging issues.
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
#otalk that’s the same in a lot of the areas but as we have said the core skills are the same in all the ‘new’ areas
Kate Tudor @OT_KateT
@KellyASOT @Ruth_Hawley Yes! So many people tumble out into life, get caught up in a massive mess and when you dig down into it they've never had even the most basic life skills demonstrated, let alone taught to them. #OTalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Students make a great difference to proving the need for #OT #OTalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@Abi21643842 @WintRebecca Is there particular research that you think would be most helpful Abi? #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
And it’s 9 pm! That’s the hour over everyone. A transcript of tonight’s chat will be added to the blog in a few days time. If you would like to complete a #reflection about tonight’s chat you can find a reflection log here #otalk https://t.co/hEhcGDc7EZ
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
Well that's the official end of the #OTalk hour, feel free to keep contributing if you want to and remember this will all go into the transcript. Time definitely flew! Thanks to all who took part this evening.
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
@OTalk_ #OTalk role emerging placements and students undertaking independent studies can help bring awareness of value for bringing occupational focus for people who are homeless
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @WintRebecca: Students make a great difference to proving the need for #OT #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
And here's another article called "The Meaning of Computers to a Group of Men Who Are Homeless" on AJOT. Considering this was published in 2005, I think this study needs to be updated. https://t.co/smD4dNBNSi #otalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Great links and suggestions @El_Cecil_ glad you joined the discussion #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk Tuesday 25 February 2020 with @RCOT_NP Specialist Section Neurological Practice – Stroke Forum Vision and Stroke – the contributions of orthoptists and occupational therapists https://t.co/7qGRuSWjtS
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@therapy2optimum @WintRebecca Do you have any examples of where this has worked well and as to how best to go about this #OTalk
sian burgess 💙💚 @mrsmcinburtott
@OTalk_ Thanks everyone - lots for me to think about & take forward in discussions #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@WintRebecca maybe @cotecenothe2020 can be a good idea to attend? #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Phew that was frenetic #otalk well done fantastic topic!
Louise @Louisepenny87
@WintRebecca It’s important to acknowledge that homelessness is an issue in almost every setting that OTs work in, that we all have a certain perception of homelessness and that in most cases this perception will be quite far from reality #otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
This is me @OT_rach signing off, really enjoyed supporting tonight. Night all #otalk https://t.co/QwLMAN8Imz
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
@OT_KateT @BillWongOT @therapy2optimum @WintRebecca #OTalk 🤣😂 i do wish it would mind its business sometimes! 🤣
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @cathymc9781: @OTalk_ #OTalk role emerging placements and students undertaking independent studies can help bring awareness of value for…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Louisepenny87: @WintRebecca It’s important to acknowledge that homelessness is an issue in almost every setting that OTs work in, that…
SueH.(OccupationalTherapist💥ret'd-ish)🇪🇺💚💙🐠 @therapy2optimum
@Ruth_Hawley #OTalk this is a really core element of #OT. Rehab?
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @cathymc9781: @OTalk_ #OTalk role emerging placements and students undertaking independent studies can help bring awareness of value for…
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Absolutely @Ruth_Hawley meeting like minded people is vital to keep passion for the work and prevent burnout - supervision is key @MandyGrahamOT keeps me afloat on a regular basis #OTalk
Vanessa Phillips @VanessajpOT
@OTalk_ #otalk As a first-timer I want to say thanks so much to everyone. Really interesting points made, enjoyed it very much 😊
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
Thank you for a great chat tonight ladies, this was really really good and i am looking forward to reading the transcript. Good Night #OTalk
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
@OTalk_ #OTalk thanky for this much needed topic hope we can all learn something from it just want to say if you have time talk to people ask them their name & where they are from I heard lots of hopes and dreams over the years
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@cathymc9781 @OTalk_ I also think placement educators should encourage students to reflect upon what they learn too during their experiences. #otalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@cathymc9781 Good point. Prevention of #homelessness is important too #OTalk
sian burgess 💙💚 @mrsmcinburtott
@KtBergson @SusanGriffiths5 @OTalk_ @pathwaysuk @crisis_uk Yes you’d think so but often OTs are reluctant to step outside their own employment areas to supervise students in role emerging areas #OTalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Thank you everyone for joining tonight’s #OTalk hosting is a bit like attending your own wedding overwhelming and exciting and no time for a drink the whole hour so now I’m going to have 2 #OTalk ☕️ ☕️
Abi @Abi21643842
@Ruth_Hawley @WintRebecca With homeless people to identify their needs and how best to facilitate support and recovery #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @WintRebecca: Absolutely @Ruth_Hawley meeting like minded people is vital to keep passion for the work and prevent burnout - supervision…
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
RT @paulaspencer: @OTalk_ #otalk As an OT in Adult Social Care I'd be willing to support OT student in placement. Need to collate examples…
Vanessa Phillips @VanessajpOT
Really enjoyed participating in my first #otalk tonight. So many interesting discussions. 😊
OTNorthumbria @OTNorthumbria
#OTalk...absolutely. Yr2 students currently doing New Horizons module...looking at new roles n areas for OT to make a difference and writing up proposal to justify and support need based on Occupational needs and impact of social, political and economic factors #OT0506
Hannah Spencer @hspenceruk
#OTalk
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
@El_Cecil_ It really is so thankful to be inside and always thinking about those we know outside #OTalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@WintRebecca Yep. Made myself a cup of tea before #OTalk started but no chance to drink it and now definitely gone cold!
Teresa rushton @teresa_rushton
@Ruth_Hawley Really interesting #otalk tonight - thank you
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Definitely and sometimes taking a flask to a park is a great first step. What can’t tea solve?! #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
That’s the challenge and NHS #ots can’t always release people to do supervision #otalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@VanessajpOT @OTalk_ Thank you for your contributions too 🙂#OTalk
sian burgess 💙💚 @mrsmcinburtott
@OTNorthumbria #OTalk our third years doing a similar module
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @OTNorthumbria: #OTalk...absolutely. Yr2 students currently doing New Horizons module...looking at new roles n areas for OT to make a di…
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Shout out to all OT students everywhere making changes for our proffesion and proving the value of OT in role emerging areas #OTalk
Louise @Louisepenny87
@OTalk_ Thanks @OTalk_ That was the hardest chat I’ve participated in. It really hammered home some misconceptions, made me think deeply about our profession and left me feeling quite uncomfortable for some reason 😣 The best learning happens when you are out of your comfort zone! #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @WintRebecca: Shout out to all OT students everywhere making changes for our proffesion and proving the value of OT in role emerging are…
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
@BillWongOT @OTalk_ #OTalk please explain in more detail if possible really clearly 'activity analyse' for me .... I am learner in technology !!
Rachel @RachelOTstudent
@Ruth_Hawley @WintRebecca You need a good thermal cup! #OTalk
Susan Griffiths @SusanGriffiths5
@mrsmcinburtott @KtBergson @OTalk_ @pathwaysuk @crisis_uk Such a shame. Perhaps this is something universities could look at - maybe running sessions for OTs looking at role emerging placements, how they can provide support even if it not directly within their own employment areas and what the benefits are for the OTs #OTalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
Well that certainly felt busy! Phone, computer and fingers on fire, maybe I’ll get better at this with more practice. Thanks so much to everyone for participating in this #OTalk. I’m going to enjoy reviewing the transcript and the tweets.
Hannah Spencer @hspenceruk
@mrsmcinburtott @OTNorthumbria Sounds similar to current MSc pre-reg 2nd year discussions with @teresa_rushton @Ann1ot too #OTalk drivers through service development and OT Process through to evaluation...
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
Over and out from me and Martin who is totally unimpressed with the lack of attention I’ve given him tonight during #OTalk lovely to hear from so many OTs with great experience & ideas. Good night 🐈 🌒 https://t.co/E3Odj1IWq4
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Good time for a reflection
OTNorthumbria @OTNorthumbria
#OT0506
💚🇯🇲 Sherlyn 🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
#OTalk I remember seeing a man called Jasper from Bristol and converting storage containers for the homeless, I thought this was awesome @HBHomeless maybe not a long term fix but its a start, right?
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Mostly as ever to do with funding. Independent #OTs can’t afford to do it. NHS OTs don’t feel confident and often can’t get released from work to do the supervision.
KellyOT @KellyASOT
@Ruth_Hawley Absolutely! It's a huge transition for some people too, whether they've been rough sleeping, safeguarding concerns, changes to their health/relationship breakdowns etc, to start all over again in a new area, often being 'off the grid' in society too can be very daunting!#OTalk
Student Platform OT @SPOTeurope
@OTalk_ Thank you! #otalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@EmmaJonesOT It can take a while to get them embedded in but it’s well worth the effort and great to see that you are applying your learning #OTalk
Joyce L @JoyceInYork
RT @OTalk_: And it’s 9 pm! That’s the hour over everyone. A transcript of tonight’s chat will be added to the blog in a few days time. I…
Santer Hill 💙 @santerhill
@Ruth_Hawley I work on an adult male acute mental health ward and a large amount of our patient population are facing homelessness #OTalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@cathymc9781 @OTalk_ I agree. We should never lose sight of people being individuals. Knowing someone’s name and what their own hopes and dreams for the future are what genuine connection is about #OTalk
Hannah Spencer @hspenceruk
@Ruth_Hawley That hour went super fast. My brain is busy - yours and @WintRebecca 's must be even more so! Look forward to revisiting when the #OTalk transcript is up. Thank you both and well done both on your maiden hosting voyages (I think!)!
Barbara Ann Smith @Babsyslapsy
@Ruth_Hawley #OTalk. I treated some homeless patients in an acute respiratory setting. It was about their wants and needs. Support in medicine management( some inhalers weren’t good in the damp), nutrition and recognising when they need to seek help
kt b the OT @KtBergson
@tibblepowell @ClaireSkingley @WintRebecca @crisis_uk Can't always change some inhumane things like that in our culture but I suppose I can change the choices, attitudes and behaviours I make - trying to create spaces and openings where other places close doors. #otalk
RCOT Neuro Practice @RCOT_NP
@JenniferNCrow @EmPlayfair @Louisepenny87 a date for the diary
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@hspenceruk @WintRebecca You’re right. First #OTalk hosting for both of us. I’d definitely recommend it to others. Hosting one had been a goal for a while and now it’s done 😊
KellyOT @KellyASOT
@WintRebecca I find so many people don't know where to go for help, or what help is out there, and when they do manage to access it, without an advocate; sadly, often they don't get the support they need anyway, and they end up 'losing faith in our system'... #OTalk
Susan Griffiths @SusanGriffiths5
@KtBergson @mrsmcinburtott @OTalk_ @pathwaysuk @crisis_uk That’s true. Putting homeless population to one side, I wonder if there are other opportunities related to your employment area where new role emerging placement can be developed where you would be more likely to be supported and released to provide supervision #OTalk.
KellyOT @KellyASOT
@WintRebecca If our eligibility criteria was clearer, easier to self-advocate for and better still: not necessary (I'm thinking about priority need here: well done Scotland!), then the most vulnerable people wouldn't have to rely on services to help them navigate our systems #OTalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@KtBergson @SusanGriffiths5 @mrsmcinburtott @OTalk_ @pathwaysuk @crisis_uk Great point. I think as placements continue to develop there will be a greater role to consider long arm supervision not just in #homeless services but in other role emerging areas. Having existing #OTs as long arm supervisors to support this will be essential. #OTalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@therapy2optimum @OTalk_ Thanks for your contributions to this #OTalk Sue. I hope you found it useful and all the best in your #volunteer role with the #homeless.
KellyOT @KellyASOT
@WintRebecca For all of these systems, the skills and interventions needed are vitally an OTs remit: people need access to computers, phones, transport, to be able to communicate efficiently, organise documents, manage a routine, attend busy, chaotic housing depts... #OTrole, #OTalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@howell_lucy @OT_Expert @WintRebecca @OT_rach @OTalk_ @Shelter Never mind. If you’re around to catch up now remember that your tweets would still be added to the #OTalk transcript
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@WardChrisi884 @EmmaJonesOT True. Often people may be focused on occupations of survival from necessity but opportunities to do other occupations would be so valuable #OTalk
OTNorthumbria @OTNorthumbria
one to follow and join in for MSc pre-reg people for relevance to #OT0706
Dr Kat Sanders @AnatomyKat
RT @StephBusby8: @Ruth_Hawley #otalk This is a really interesting question. think it depends on the setting. In Acute settings a lot of it…
Dr Kat Sanders @AnatomyKat
RT @StephBusby8: @WintRebecca #otalk I think we need more research, and more guidance from NICE as to the best plans and pathways. We need…
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@tibblepowell @Abi21643842 @BillWongOT @WintRebecca Good point. People may be wanting, ready and willing for different elements of support irrespective of if their basic needs are met #OTalk
Dr Channine Clarke @channineclarke
@Ruth_Hawley @WintRebecca Hi there - don’t forget there is the national conference and website to support OT in diverse settings, OTs have shared their experiences of working with the homeless there. Next date weds 9th sept! 😄 #Otalk
Rowena Padamsey 💙 @RowenaPadamsey
It’s in the diary! @NUHStrokeOTs
KellyOT @KellyASOT
@KtBergson @Ruth_Hawley @PathwayUK @pathwaysuk It is such a fascinating area, sounds great @KtBergson, I'm learning constantly, it's a great area for any profession to work in, but so much variety and scope to use all your skills as an OT! #OTalk
Student Platform OT @SPOTeurope
Such a great tool regarding roles! Thank you! #otalk
OT_Expert✨🌈💙 @OT_Expert
RT @Ruth_Hawley: @howell_lucy @OT_Expert @WintRebecca @OT_rach @OTalk_ @Shelter Never mind. If you’re around to catch up now remember that…
Suzanne Gale @suzgale73
#OTalk Tuesday 25 February 2020 with @RCOT_NP Specialist Section Neurological Practice – Stroke Forum Vision and Stroke – the contributions of orthoptists and occupational therapists – OTalk https://t.co/EZEGBh1xyS
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@channineclarke @WintRebecca Great point. I went to #diverseroles19 in Leeds which was fab but couldn’t make it to the Sept one at Brighton. Your website re communities of practice is part of what inspired my idea for a possible community of practice for this. Have you got a link for the event? #OTalk
Miranda CunninghamOT @miranda_jane123
@tibblepowell @WintRebecca I agree, Housing First is an evidence based and humane solution #otalk
Hannah Spencer @hspenceruk
@Ruth_Hawley @tibblepowell @Abi21643842 @BillWongOT @WintRebecca And maybe support with some of that higher up the Maslow's hierarchy stuff (connection, belonging, self efficacy etc) is what drives towards a place of seeing worth in tackling those (assumed) basic needs? Whole person... #OTalk
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
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Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
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Angela Chaulk @Angela_chaulk
RT @OTalk_: #OTalk Tuesday 25 February 2020 with @RCOT_NP Specialist Section Neurological Practice – Stroke Forum Vision and Stroke – the c…
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sian burgess 💙💚 @mrsmcinburtott
@KtBergson @SusanGriffiths5 @OTalk_ @pathwaysuk @crisis_uk Yes that’s true - also about having to justify time spent and the value to current services. It’s not straightforward sadly #OTalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@WintRebecca @nhsleeds I think that’s true that often third sector organisations working with the #homeless can be faith based. My voluntary role at #DerbyNightShelter is ran by @DCMchief which is faith based. #OTalk
Elissa OT @elissa_ot
RT @KtBergson: I also wrote this when I was looking at #homelessness and #OT as a students but might be of interest to #otalk https://t.co/…
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@KtBergson @BillWongOT @margaretOT360 Thanks for this resource @KtBergson. I wonder if the emphasis on CMHT during tonight's #OTalk was because more OT's are familiar with this area than homeless hostel/charity settings. Hopefully in the future this will change. #homeless people can be in every setting, not just MH
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@OT_KateT Very true, we don't need to be in a specialist role in a #homelessness service for us to be working with people who are #homeless. #OTalk
Janine @42Neen42
RT @KtBergson: I also wrote this when I was looking at #homelessness and #OT as a students but might be of interest to #otalk https://t.co/…
Amberley Prince @amberley_prince
RT @WintRebecca: The thought of anyone being hungry and without shelter is heartbreaking, equally the thought of how isolated and alone peo…
Louise Clark @louiseclark15
Flip your pancakes and then come and join your stroke forum @JenniferNCrow @chungsongyau @YmchwilStroc @NicoleCWalmsley, Sarah Broughton and I as we collaborate with @biosstrokeneuro for our next #OTalk
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@Louisepenny87 @OTalk_ Thanks for your participation in this #OTalk @Louisepenny87.I agree good learning can happen outside our comfort zone but it takes courage to embrace this. Hope your reflections after it prove useful.
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@Louisepenny87 @OTalk_ It was too fast to see everything during the actual #OTalk hour but you clearly have relevant experience to offer this topic and be great to hear any further thoughts you wanted to share later down the line if that's something you wanted to do.
Aisling Durkin @ais_d
Looking forward to this @gilroy_shauna @fionabruce16 @MKOT40890724 @clairecuttingOT @ayley_salvin @JoM0oRe @RFTherapyTeam @Charlene_Allen1 @AnnaRn89
Nicky Low @nickysarahlow1
RT @OTalk_: Who is joining us for #OTalk tonight at 8pm looking at #homelessness hosted by @Ruth_Hawley and @WintRebecca check out the…
Beck Skelton OT 🐾 🌈 @WintRebecca
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Alex Smith @YmchwilStroc
RT @louiseclark15: Flip your pancakes and then come and join your stroke forum @JenniferNCrow @chungsongyau @YmchwilStroc @NicoleCWalmsley,…
Pathway @PathwayUK
@Ruth_Hawley Really interesting discussion #OTalk The OT perspective, OT role, and OT skills are hugely helpful in homeless & inclusion health services.
Chris Young, Real Bread Campaign coordinator @RealBread
Has #baking #RealBread (or anything else) helped you in the face of #depression, #anxiety, loneliness or any other challenges? Let Tomé (and me, actually) know. #bread #otalk #mentalhealth #wellbeing #therapy #stroke #aging #TogetherWeRise #gbbo #twitterbakealong
ToméMS @tmorrissyswan
RT @RealBread: Has #baking #RealBread (or anything else) helped you in the face of #depression, #anxiety, loneliness or any other challenge…
Rachel Nevin @rachelnevinot
Looking forward to tuning in #ottalk
Highland Cook Debbie @highlandcook
RT @RealBread: Has #baking #RealBread (or anything else) helped you in the face of #depression, #anxiety, loneliness or any other challenge…
Fred Gough @fjd_gough
Congratulations to @Ruth_Hawley on beginning a new internship with @OTalk_ alongside her teaching with @DerbyOT. I may not be a #StudentOT anymore but I feel she will thrive in this role increasing opportunity that #OTalk can have for all wishing to understand the #ValueofOT more
Ruth Hawley @Ruth_Hawley
@KtBergson @BillWongOT @margaretOT360 Good point. It would be good to think about this. #OTalk
Rachel Booth 💚 @OT_rach
RT @OTalk_: Welcome to our new Intern Ruth #OTalk https://t.co/znl2AvUb26 https://t.co/pVgFOs2ixQ
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RT @fjd_gough: Congratulations to @Ruth_Hawley on beginning a new internship with @OTalk_ alongside her teaching with @DerbyOT. I may not b…
ACN @allencognitive
RT @OTalk_: Remember it’s pronounced O Talk not OT Talk - if you’re still struggling here is @OT_rach Niece with the correct pronunciation…
OTNorthumbria @OTNorthumbria
Absolutely! #OTalk
Louise @Louisepenny87
RT @OTalk_: #OTalk Tuesday 25 February 2020 with @RCOT_NP Specialist Section Neurological Practice – Stroke Forum Vision and Stroke – the c…
sian burgess 💙💚 @mrsmcinburtott
@NicolaRawson1 @SusanGriffiths5 @KtBergson @OTalk_ @pathwaysuk @crisis_uk #OTalk do you know why it was rejected? Did the employ another professional instead of an OT?
Sue Parkinson @MOHOspark
Volitional Questionnaire ☺️
Room Forty @Room_Forty
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Rebecca Orme @OT_COV_student
RT @KtBergson: I also wrote this when I was looking at #homelessness and #OT as a students but might be of interest to #otalk https://t.co/…
#TimeToChangeWarrington @TimeToChangeWa1
Thank you @Room_Forty I've commented and definitely endorse bread making as therapeutic. I know around the UK there are a few #Knead2Talk events, aimed at improving #mentalhealth
Jo taylor 💙 @jotaylor13_OT
RT @OTalk_: #OTalk Tuesday 25 February 2020 with @RCOT_NP Specialist Section Neurological Practice – Stroke Forum Vision and Stroke – the c…
Forty Comms @FortyCommunica1
RT @TimeToChangeWa1: Thank you @Room_Forty I've commented and definitely endorse bread making as therapeutic. I know around the UK there ar…
Emilka @ExcuseMeMyAcent
RT @KtBergson: I also wrote this when I was looking at #homelessness and #OT as a students but might be of interest to #otalk https://t.co/…
#OTalk @OTalk_
Hi Adam please check your DM’s and email @AdamJacksonOT regarding your #otalk chat on 14th April 😁
Kim OT @_OTKim
RT @OTalk_: #OTalk Tuesday 25 February 2020 with @RCOT_NP Specialist Section Neurological Practice – Stroke Forum Vision and Stroke – the c…
#OTalk @OTalk_
Hello #OTalk community we are looking for hosts for future chats we have the 12th May and all Tuesday’s from June onwards free (apart from 1st Tuesday of the month) so get your offer in now https://t.co/Kf8nFtq4Zi
Rachel Booth 💚 @OT_rach
Go on you know you want to host an #otalk @ClareTaylorBU @MaryBoothOT @sarah_bodell @OTinretirement @ClaireBellNYPOT @SLawsonOT @ashleylisterOT @jcreektv @OTCoachUK @DrWMB @twinklekrb25 @OTBLENKIN @Alexander_P_OT @otsamantha @OTDenise @dmay_ot @amymiller_OT @amyallenOT @V_the_OT
Rachel Booth 💚 @OT_rach
Calling all #OccupationalTherapist let’s get some offers in to host #OTalk chats 22 slots to fill for the rest of the year! Every Tuesday night 8pm on Twitter
Rachel Booth 💚 @OT_rach
@Alexander_P_OT @ClareTaylorBU @MaryBoothOT @sarah_bodell @OTinretirement @ClaireBellNYPOT @SLawsonOT @ashleylisterOT @jcreektv @OTCoachUK @DrWMB @twinklekrb25 @OTBLENKIN @otsamantha @OTDenise @dmay_ot @amymiller_OT @amyallenOT @V_the_OT It’s about sparking the ideas and conversation- you don’t have to be an expert on the subject 😁 #otalk
Rachel Booth 💚 @OT_rach
@ClaireBellNYPOT @ClareTaylorBU @MaryBoothOT @sarah_bodell @OTinretirement @SLawsonOT @ashleylisterOT @jcreektv @OTCoachUK @DrWMB @twinklekrb25 @OTBLENKIN @Alexander_P_OT @otsamantha @OTDenise @dmay_ot @amymiller_OT @amyallenOT @V_the_OT @DHSCgovuk That sounds like a great idea! Looking forward to hearing from you when your ready. 🥰 #otalk
Kelly M @OTontheTracks
RT @OTalk_: Hello #OTalk community we are looking for hosts for future chats we have the 12th May and all Tuesday’s from June onwards free…
Kelly M @OTontheTracks
RT @OT_rach: Calling all #OccupationalTherapist let’s get some offers in to host #OTalk chats 22 slots to fill for the rest of the year! E…
Dee @OTinretirement
RT @OT_rach: Calling all #OccupationalTherapist let’s get some offers in to host #OTalk chats 22 slots to fill for the rest of the year! E…
Dee @OTinretirement
RT @OTalk_: Hello #OTalk community we are looking for hosts for future chats we have the 12th May and all Tuesday’s from June onwards free…
OfficialCAHPR @OfficialCAHPR
RT @OTalk_: Hello #OTalk community we are looking for hosts for future chats we have the 12th May and all Tuesday’s from June onwards free…
Claire Cutting @clairecuttingOT
RT @OTalk_: #OTalk Tuesday 25 February 2020 with @RCOT_NP Specialist Section Neurological Practice – Stroke Forum Vision and Stroke – the c…
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