Mental Wealth Alliance — action against Royal College of Occupational Therapists links with Capita and PIP assessments.

Capita OT bag

Mental Wealth Alliance — action against Royal College of Occupational Therapists links with Capita and PIP assessments.  Sound system and open mic, placards.

Thur 27 July – meet at Borough Tube at 9.45am – finish after lunch

Where: Royal College of Occupational Therapists, 106 – 114 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1LB

The recent conference of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) was sponsored by Capita. Their magazine has also been running adverts for PIP assessors – (an OT with 2 years post qualifying experience can earn £23.5k pa – Capita is able to pay them £34k as PIP assessors)

Check out this twitter hashtag for more details: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=default&q=%23notwhatItrainedfor&src=typd

After the conference, an open letter was sent to the RCOT:
https://rachelatthespinningwheel.wordpress.com/2017/06/20/call-on-the-royal-college-of-occupational-therapists-to-withdraw-from-sponsorship-deal-with-capita/

Rebel OTs believe that the PIP assessor role is in breach of RCOTs ethical standards and are working on a further letter.

On July 27th the RCOT will be holding a graduate networking day at its HQ (106 – 114 Borough High Street) from 10:30 – 16:00 for OTs who have graduated in the past 2 years. The event is fully booked.

Survivors and allies from the Mental Wealth Alliance are planning a meet and greet surprise demo for the day with the aim of adding to the pressure on the RCOT to take a stand and to drop the adverts and partnership deal.

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