Dycem announces the winner of "How do you use yours?" competition
Moira Wainwright, a Rheumatology Occupational Therapist based at the Withybush Hospital in Wales has won a state of the art digital camera in a free prize draw competition.
The “How do you use yours?” competition which ran on the Dycem website brought forward a number of innovative and creative ways to use the popular non-slip material.
Moira Wainwright from Withybush Hospital has won a Fujifilm Digital Camera in a free to enter draw.
Moira was delighted to win and said,
I am so excited about having won the camera for our department. This piece of equipment will be put to good use in our clinics.
Dycem introduces new OT applications guide
Dycem Ltd, a leading manufacturer of Non-slip product solutions has unveiled a new OT applications guide.
The new 20 page pocket-sized guide contains useful information on Dycem products and their applications within Occupational Therapy.
Developed with the help of Occupational Therapist, Jen Cave-Ayland the guide provides detailed descriptions on how the products can be used within hospitals, care homes, clinics and around the home.
Dycem’s Marketing Manager, said;
The new OT applications guide is designed to provide useful information on how the range of Dycem products can be used within the Occupational therapy field, the guide also lists product codes, sizes and colour options.
The guide also contains a sample of the reel material for OT’s and clients to try.
The guide is available in English, German and Japanese language versions. For your free copy please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
New Nose Over Toes Mat from Dycem
Dycem are pleased to announce their new nose over toes mat, which was developed together with local Community Occupational Therapist, Jen Cave-Ayland.
Jen Cave-Ayland is team leader for the community occupational therapy service at Bristol Primary Care Trust. Jen found that in her work she often encountered a problem when clients needed assistance positioning themselves correctly when developing independence in sitting or standing.
Dycem’s Marketing Manager said;
Jen presented the idea to Dycem and alongside Bristol Primary Care trust we developed and tested various designs which resulted in the development of the “Nose Over Toes” mat.
The Nose Over Toes mat has a number of uses; Assisting clients with Parkinson's disease, dementia, stroke sufferers, within hospitals and the community. It is used to prompt clients, as a vital aid, when developing independence in sitting and standing.
The innovative mat will be used in care homes, hospital wards and clients’ own homes by occupational therapists.
The mat has been tried and tested by Bristol Primary Care Trust and is now available as an addition to Dycem’s non-slip range.
Charity donation on the cards
Two UK charities will receive a large donation from a Bristol based company this Christmas.
Dycem Ltd is this year giving the money it usually spends on Christmas cards for its customers to the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and the Parkinson’s Disease Society.
Dycem manufactures a range of daily living products, including non-slip mats, reels, jars and bottle openers. The unique non-slip material used to stabilize objects, improve grip and stop items slipping in numerous situations, has become a mainstay product for occupational therapists, older people, people with disabilities and their carers.
Dycem’s Marketing Manager, “We think it is important to support charities and we are delighted to have been able to donate to both the NRAS and Parkinsons Disease Society instead of sending out corporate Christmas cards”
The Parkinson's Disease Society is the leading charity dedicated to supporting all people with Parkinson's, their families, friends and careers. The PDS funds research that is focused on transforming lives. They have invested more than £35m since the charity was founded. This research has led to advances in the search for the cause of Parkinson’s, improved medical and surgical treatments, better therapies and equipment, and towards finding a cure.
Jean Almond, Regional Fundraiser for the South West said,
"I am thrilled that Dycem have decided to support the Parkinson's Disease Society instead of sending cards this Christmas. This initiative is great for the environment as well as raising vital funds for research into a cure for Parkinson's disease."
The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) supports people living in the UK with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), their families and carers and campaigns for the fair treatment of all those who live with this disabling, long term condition. Based in Maidenhead, the charity was founded by its current CEO, Ailsa Bosworth, in 2001 and now has 17 staff. It is the only charity which deals specifically with rheumatoid arthritis.
Tracey Hancock, fundraising manager at NRAS, said: ‘We are very grateful to Dycem for its generous support of our work. Without the generosity of companies such as this, we would not be able to support the many people who live with this painful and disabling disease and offer them the support and guidance they so often desperately need. Thank you.’
Dycem are pleased to announce the launch of thier new Reel dispensers
Dycem have introduced a new dispenser containing a bulk Dycem Reel. The reel has been laminated on both sides for ease of handling.
The dispenser will be particularly useful for professionals and therapists as it will allow them
to quickly and easily cut pieces of Dycem Reel as required.
The dispenser itself features images of Reel applications together with a brief description of material
uses & care instructions.
The new bulk reel is 15m in length and is available in 20cm or 40cm in widths.
Dycem are also pleased to introduce a range of handy product dispensers for
the Bottle Opener, Jar Opener and 14cm mat.