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Elke Small - Belief in Action

Elke Small

Occupational Therapist
Belief in Action

When to hear from Elke at NAEP 2024:

14.15pm – Thursday 13th June (Day One) – Main Stage, Stratford Suite

Session TitleEquipment recycling potential and benefit those for whom such equipment is completely unobtainable

Session Bio – In an innovative collaboration with a UK charity, Medequip has reduced its scrapping rates, improved its recycling rates and demonstrated exceptional consideration of its social and environmental impact.

The charity, Belief in Action, working with disabled children and adults in Romania, uses a loan scheme model to ensure donated equipment is ongoingly recycled. Additionally, they focus on upskilling the local Romanian team to develop self-sustainability in the appropriate provision of items.

The UK would do well to review its equipment recycling potential. However, this unique model provides an opportunity for other providers to reduce waste and benefit those for whom such equipment is completely unobtainable. 

Additional SpeakersSusanna Davies & Michaela Harris

Elke’s Bio:

Elke Small, an occupational therapist, recently retired from her role as a senior manager within Bristol Social Services. She is actively involved in the work of Belief in Action, a UK registered charity, in helping to establish services for disabled people in Romania. Additionally, she has a number of voluntary roles within the Bristol community aimed at supporting those who are marginalised. Elke champions environmental sustainability.

All Enquiries contact: [email protected]

We reserve the right to make amendments to the speaker line-up, programme times/dates, and floorplan.

Thank you to our 2025 NAEP Conference Sponsor - Medequip

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