Painful foot problems affecting disadvantaged persons are accentuated as individuals are commonly forced to walk long distances upon poor footwear and socks. Accordingly Footscape is collating Podiatry material aid items for distribution to identified homeless persons, asylum seekers, Aboriginal persons, financially disadvantaged children and victims of domestic violence attending project affiliate organisations.
Material Aid Available
New and second hand footwear is helping persons such as a homeless man presenting with these shoes (below left) which were too small for his feet. The Podiatrist was able to provide some newly washed, correctly fitting runners and new socks. As walking is his only mode of transport his mobility will be improved
Footscape is assembling foot care kits to help disadvantaged persons access necessary resources, prioritise their foot health and promote daily self-care practices.
Beyond the Children’s Orthotic Project Footscape may also organise orthotic devices for adults. Applicants should email Footscape to discuss parameters of orthotic device items before submitting a material aid request.
Material Aid Request
Applications for material aid items must be completed on behalf of clients by Podiatrists and other health professionals employed by Primary and Community Health Organisations accredited with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services or other recognised welfare organisations. Applicants should refer to the Material Aid Project Policy before proceeding with a request.
Current Material Aid Project affiliate organisations include: