Last reply 3 weeks ago
Cutlery please, No?… Awww

So, I thought that the Occupational Therapists were there to help you out and provide things for you when and if needed right?.

Well low and behold, they do not provide things such as Suitable/Disability Cutlery… I would like to eat something other than a Sandwich, now and again ya know.

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potter
3 weeks ago

Peter I have a out of the box idea for your cutlery problem. Maybe you could find someone on-line that could make you one from a 3-D printer. They would have to have your help in designing it and then develop a program for the printer. A college student who is a wizard at this type of technology. You might even approach a university that has classes in 3-D printers and see if you could become a class project. My son is always printing out objects that he needs. I don’t believe he has ever designed a project or written the program. He did copy a tiny wasps nest, it was incredible. I had a friend whose daughter only had partial use of one arm. She said that it would be nice if she had real dishes she could use at holidays. I made her a set where the plates were more like a flat bowl where the food would flip back in. I also cut a edge off and made a resting place for her hand because eating was tiring for her arm. The word got around about the dishes, I started making them for other families. I quit when they started getting pushy about the color of the glazes and the amount of time it took to make them. I was working 90 hours a week at my store and I wasn’t making any money on the dishes. I was just trying to help. Potter


peterfrancis
3 weeks ago

@potter

Thanks for the reply, nice idea but I’ve already ordered some from someone on ebay.

I was just having a bit of a whinge and a moan really.

Appreciate the idea though, so thanks.


stumbler
3 weeks ago

@peterfrancis , I found this document from a random NHS Trust :-

https://www.swft.nhs.uk/application/files/2314/5995/2570/feeding_skills.pdf

So, it seems that they (OT) will make the suggestion and point you in the direction of a supplier…….


peterfrancis
3 weeks ago

@stumbler

Thanks buddy.


rotherhamdave
3 weeks ago

I bought disability cutlery off eBay. Was cheap but still tough to use when having a dinner.
Finger food like obviously sawnis but I tend to have pizza, fajitas or nibbly foods.


meg_kingston
3 weeks ago

I found that cheap cutlery with big handles works for me – much cheaper, too. I can only really use one hand, so food I don’t need to cut up, just shovel in. I eat a lot of pasta!

Finger food is a great suggestion. Make sure you’re getting plenty of fruit / veg / salad, too. 🙂


peterfrancis
3 weeks ago

@meg_kingston

I have to watch what I eat anyway being a T1 Diabetic, so plenty of Fruit and Veg is pretty much a given, standard diet of little and often.

I too eat Pasta fairly regularly, so long as it’s cooked and prepared properly… Pasta in to sauce. never sauce on top of Pasta, tutto bene ragazza.


maureena
3 weeks ago

@peterfrancis not sure if it’s already being suggested but a plate guard may help alongside your new cutlery


peterfrancis
3 weeks ago

@’maureena not aware of plate guards, what are they exactly?… Probably a dumb question I know, but hey ho.


maureena
3 weeks ago

peterfrancis
3 weeks ago

@maureena

Hmm, interesting piece of kit. Not at the stage of flinging food around just yet but, something to keep in mind for the future.

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