Welcome to the internal pages for stewards and peers

This page contains relevant information for you as a shop steward and / or peer to be able to get to know, and stay up to date with work in the organization.

Further down the page you have a menu with an overview of some categories of information about tools we use in organizational work in Momentum.

Under “Documents and templates” you will find various templates and management documents in Momentum. It is expected that shop stewards have read the “guidance handbook” and understand how we work in many areas. More information on organizational work can be found on the same page. If there is something you are wondering about, first take a look in the “guidance manual” and see if you can find the answer there. We also welcome tips on how this can be further developed. You should also familiarize yourself with the requirements for disabled people’s organizations BufDir .

Under “Courses – Video” we have collected various videos from Knowledgegroup and Microsoft Office within several of Microsoft Office’s programs, such as Word, Office 365, Teams, Excell etc.

Under “Tips on grants” we have added some information about where and how to apply for funding for various events, projects or materials.

Under “Laws and regulations” we have referred to certain laws that may be relevant and useful to know in our work with various institutions etc. Here, some of our rights and opportunities, as well as the institutions’ duties, etc., often appear. This can be good to have looked over so that we know what opportunities we have in our work to help others.

Feel free to give feedback if there is something you miss, or if you have tips on useful things we can post.

Before planning an event, there are several elements one must take into account. The most important thing is of course the members’ interests and wishes. It is the members Momentum is there for, and it is therefore their interests and wishes that naturally come first. At the same time, activities should, as far as possible, be agreed and planned at the end of the previous year, or at the beginning of the new year so that this can be included in the county team’s annual cycle. For registration, the following forms should be completed and sent to the Executive Board:

Apart from this, there are several examples of different considerations one must take into account:
– Availability
– Target group
– Activity level
– Intended cost / price and any deductible
– Workload for carrying out the event
– Location
Opportunities in the local area
– Alternative transport hubs
– Food / Drink offer
Opportunities for financial support locally and through Funkis
Opportunity for collaboration with other actors
– Opportunity for assistance from professionals (coaches, supervisors, etc.)

It is therefore important that the initiator goes deep into the think tank before making proposals and / or starting planning and implementation of a possible event. For example, it would be inappropriate to try to carry out an event with too few interested parties, if the travel distance is too great and the possibility of transport is very limited. At the same time, one must also have the financial aspect with you here.

Suggestions for various activities and events

The variety of the various events one can carry out basically has no limits, only in the imagination! Nevertheless, one can think of the following proposals that may be relevant, either for themselves or in connection with a board meeting or annual meeting of the county team:
– Lectures
– Social gathering
– Trip to a bathing facility or Spa
– Guided tour to a tourist attraction, museum etc.
– Kayaking or canoeing
– Cross-country skiing (with toboggan or other aids)
– Wilderness trip (maybe with a backpack, tenting, grilling, first aid course, fishing, horseback riding, etc.?)
– Alpine / Snowboard (with sit-ski or other aids)
– Ice skating (with toboggan, calm classic or for example hockey)
– Boat trip (for example with fishing, RHIB, an older ship or similar)
– Bowling, Air Hockey, Billiards Night, Shuffleboard or similar
– Golf

The various events can of course also be combined, for example with activity during the day and lectures in the evening. Again, it is important to think about the members. One of the most important things many people may get out of the organization is
exchange of experience and social gatherings. Furthermore, one should, as far as possible, try to provide a broad offer with several options for different members.

Basic work and planning

After considering various alternatives for activity, it will in several cases be relevant to plan and / or to further facilitate the activity. One should then strive and prepare a desired schedule and overview for the activity as well as the opportunities one has here (this can be access to buy food / drinks, access to rent / borrow equipment etc.). The following points should be made clear:
– Plan for the event
– Proposed budget
Clarification of current agreements (hotel booking, lecturer, etc.)
– Preparation of current invitation (NB! As a general rule, all events must be open to all members)
Dissemination of information
– Preparation of a survey for the event

A budget should and must often be prepared in advance.

Furthermore, one should make a draft invitation to the event. The draft should include the following points:
Type of arrangement
– Place and date
– Complementary general and detailed information about the event
– Information about registration (requirement for deductible, etc.)
– Contact information

The information you need for (binding!) Registration will be:
– The event you sign up for
– Time of arrival
– Name
Address, postal code and place
– Phone and email
Need for companion
– Desire for single rooms
– Desire for handicap room
– Use of wheelchair
– Desire for a non-smoking room
– Request for allergy room / info about allergies
Need for loopset
– Other requests for facilitation
For information regarding. deductible, see section 7.5.7. in the guidance manual.

NB! Always remember to relate to ours profile manual when preparing an invitation etc. As a general rule, all events must be open to all members.

Application process for funds for events

In many cases, support for the activity may be appropriate. The county team can then use its own funds the county team has been allocated through, for example, inheritance, gifts or the grassroots share. Alternatively, in various cases, support from Funkis, local banks, insurance companies, the county municipality and other relevant actors should be considered.
In such cases, most people require both a budget and some information
regarding current event.

In the application process, various reasons are often asked as to why one wishes to apply for funding. The most relevant elements one can then justify with can be:
– The event is physically health-promoting
– Psychosocial health-promoting (at social events, exchange of experience, etc.)
– Technical informative (presentation from suppliers, lectures, etc.)

See also page on tips on grants .

If you have an event you want to register, or a case you want us to cover and publish online, please register it in the contact form below.

Organizational work

In Momentum, it is important that the work we do reflects a holistic structure in the organization. In this connection, it is desirable to use templates, fonts and, as far as possible, similar formats for the products we manufacture, from meeting notices, budgets and minutes, to invitations and reports. A guidance handbook for shop stewards in Momentum has therefore been created. It is therefore recommended that shop stewards download it as a PDF in the section below and read it:

For further professional replenishment in organizational activities, it can also be useful to look a little at the course handbooks Funkis has made:

Other courses:

For more information about board work and organization, read more here.


Here you will find some useful templates you can download:

Examples where the templates have been used:


In order to be able to use the correct font and the correct formats, we want you to relate to Momentum’s profile handbook as much as possible. This can be downloaded under:


Notice National meeting, management meeting and board course 2017

National meeting documents:

Annual reports county teams

National meeting minutes:

Board meeting minutes:

Articles of Association Momentum:

Year wheels:

Here you will find useful videos and explanations of how we use many of the tools in document processing etc.

Microsoft Office 365

To go through the basics of logging in and using Microsoft Office 365, click here , where you can watch step-by-step tutorial videos on using Office 365. You can also get Norwegian text by selecting “subtitling for the hearing impaired” and selecting “Norwegian (bokmål)”.


Microsoft Office Groups, Planner and Teams (Teams are from 23 minutes out in the video)

Microsoft Word


Microsoft Excel


Microsoft Outlook


Microsoft PowerPoint


In line with the rolling action plan adopted at the National Meeting 2017, 2015 and earlier, Momentum aims to reach more amputees, prosthesis users, relatives and other potential members by entering into agreements with various institutions on peer visits.

According to requirements from BufDir, the peers must be the course and certified by the organization that uses peers. This is to ensure the quality of the service and the offer this provides to the individual.

As part of the work, you can use our presentation which you can download here (coming). NB! This one must NOT edited or spread to others! If you want to change the presentation, contact the IT / web committee and the leader of the peer and relative committee.

The routines for the work are described in The guidance manual point 6 . The work will function as a tool to shift the focus from grief and loss to the future and opportunities. Therefore, we visit planned amputees, newly amputated, established prosthesis users and relatives to inspire and share their own experience. The idea behind it is that equals help equals – help for self-help – inspire and share! People with similar disabilities help each other. Not as a professional or acting consultant in orthopedics, medicine, work guidance or law, but as a fellow human being.

By exchanging experiences, we move boundaries. There is great inspiration in meeting someone else in the same situation who has overcome difficulties. As peers, we will therefore visit prosthesis users in hospitals, rehabilitation or at home. Everyone who participates in Equal Work has a duty of confidentiality and has signed a declaration of confidentiality! An equal person shall first and foremost be recommended by the local county council’s chairman and his equal person responsible. The person must then complete a peer course before he / she can be certified as a peer and participate in the work as a peer.

There are four types of conversations:
One-on-one conversation: Takes place in a separate room
• The interlocutor can bring relatives and peers should inform about this possibility
• The interlocutor decides this himself. Several peers have positive experiences of having relatives in the conversations.

Group discussion
• This is a popular form of conversation
• You gather in a suitable environment, ranging from two and up to 10-12 people who are on an institutional stay.
• The group discussions are agreed with the institution and can either be regular visits, or that it is agreed separately,
• Group conversations are a popular form of conversation where participants inspire and encourage each other.

Phone call
• A good alternative when distances and mobility set limits.
• It is important to be absolutely sure who you are talking to.

Relatives’ conversation
• Relatives meet here for an open and confidential conversation

The implementation of a peer review and agreements with the institution / department
1. Peer identifies the correct department / contact person at the hospital / rehabilitation center.
2. Peer contact and / or county manager contacts the department / contact person to inform about the peer service and about the Info Envelope. Agree with the institution on how health personnel should inform amputees / relatives about the peer service.
3. Health personnel hand out Info Envelope and offer visits from peers from Momentum.
4. Healthcare professionals or patients / relatives contact Momentum and convene a peer interview.
5. The peer who receives the inquiry coordinates who is to visit the patient. Should meet someone with roughly the same disability. If possible, gender, amputation rate, age are taken into account.
6. A peer who is to carry out a peer call calls to make an appointment with the person who has requested the call. Please note that the hospital has visiting hours, and pay attention to that. Remember to ask if it is desirable for relatives to be present during the conversation. Momentum has received good feedback where relatives have been present.
7. Arrive at the agreed time
8. Register as a peer in the duty room at the relevant department, say your name and explain that you are a peer from Momentum and give away your Momentum business card and show your ID card if necessary. Tell who you have been called by, who you have been asked to visit and ask to be guided and introduced by health professionals to the person you are going to visit (it seems reassuring). Ask to have a conversation in a room where you and NN can talk confidentially and undisturbed (where no one else is present)
9. Say hello to NN, give your Momentum business card to NN and tell us who you are and why you have come to visit. Conduct the conversation where your main task is to listen and pick up signals. Ask if NN has received the Information Envelope and if more information material is desired. Forward if necessary.
10. Thank you for the conversation and remind NN that he / she is welcome to call to get answers to questions that may arise after the conversation. Ask if it is ok for you to get in touch within 14 days to hear how it is going.
11. Go to the guard room and tell that the conversation has been completed and give a short mood report (“NN really appreciated that I came or similar”). Remember the duty of confidentiality. Give your business card and a reminder that Momentum has many peers and that we are happy to show up and visit again. Ask if they want a list sent to you
over peers. At the same time, ask if they want more information material (magazines, brochures, etc.) and if you can be allowed to check if they have brochures and magazines and posters in common living rooms and other relevant places and if they are up to date or old. And ask for permission to replace old and outdated brochures, magazines and posters with new and updated ones. Do not do this or put up posters without permission.
12. To register peer-to-peer visits, press here . Alternatively, you can go to www.momentum.nu and log in to the internal pages to register the peer conversation. You will find the form on the internal pages, at the top right of www.momentum.nu (under “log in”. The password is Livsglede2018). If you do not get it, contact the county manager, peer contact or the managing secretary who will be happy to help you.
13. Remember as agreed, to call within 14 days to hear how it goes. Offer to come again.

Remember that your visit can be the turning point!


To register a peer’s visit, click on this link:

Register peer visits


Useful laws and regulations

In the work, it can be useful to know certain regulations that the municipalities, hospitals and other institutions are covered by. This presentation is not intended to be a complete presentation of the relevant health laws, but to provide an insight into which provisions may be relevant, why they are so, and how they may be relevant.

Firstly, it will be relevant to know the rights you have as a patient and user. These rights have been further investigated here. The rights you have as a patient and user are reflected in the associated duties for health personnel, the institutions and the health authorities. The health authorities shall facilitate user participation to safeguard the interests of patients and users. Violation of the regulations can lead to different reactions towards the individual health institution and / or health personnel.

The purposes of the laws state what the legislature has hoped to achieve with the laws.

The purpose of the Specialist Health Services Act (sphl.) Is particularly to promote public health and oh counteract illness, injury, suffering and disability , contribute to ensure the quality of the service offer , contribute to an equal service offer , contribute to the best possible utilization of resources, contribute to that the service offer is adapted to the patients’ needs , and contribute to making the service offer available to patients , cf. § 1-1 .

The purpose of the Health Personnel Act (hpl.) Is to contribute to patient safety and quality in the health and care service as well as trust in health personnel and the health and care service , and applies to health personnel and companies that provide health care in the kingdom , cf. § 1 and § 2 .

Health personnel are personnel with authorization under the law § 48 a or license after § 49 . This applies, among other things, to doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and orthopedic engineers, cf. § 48 . Pupils and students who, in connection with health professional training, perform actions that have a preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, health-preserving, rehabilitative or nursing and care purpose are also covered by the law.

The purpose of the Health and Care Services Act (Hol.) Is particularly to prevent , treat and facilitate the management of illness , Damage , disorder and impaired functioning , promote social security, improve living conditions for the disadvantaged, contribute to equality and Equality and prevent social problems, ensure that the individual has the opportunity to live and work independently and to have an active and meaningful life in community with others, secure the quality of the service offer and an equal service offer , ensure interaction and that the service offer becomes available to patient and user , secure necessary training of patient, user and relatives , and ensure that the offer is adapted to the individual’s needs , ensure that the service offer is adapted with respect for the individual’s integrity and dignity and contribute to the resources are utilized in the best possible way , cf. § 1-1 .

It is the case that “[the] health and care service shall facilitate cooperation with the user groups’ organizations and with volunteer organizations who work with the same tasks as the health and care service “, cf. hol § 3-10 . This thus gives voluntary organizations and their members and shop stewards a unique opportunity to influence the treatment offered.

In addition, patient and user organizations shall participate in connection with the preparation of the municipal council’s co-operation agreement with the regional health authority in the health region or with health authorities determined by the regional health authority, cf. hol. § 6-1.

Patients ‘and users’ right to information is reflected in the health personnel’s duty to provide information in accordance with the Health Personnel Act § 10 , and the municipality’s duty to ensure that this is given, cf. hol § 4-2 a , hpl § 16 and sphl § 3-11 . The health personnel shall be enabled to follow up their duties of their activities, cf. hpl § 16 .

An important part of the service is the requirement for proper treatment. hol. § 4-1 explains the requirement for proper treatment, which healthcare professionals are obliged to comply with hpl § 4 . What is to be regarded as justifiable treatment must be considered specifically in the individual situation. However, the due diligence requirement applies from the time the patient applies, through diagnosis, treatment and during further follow-up.

After hol § 4-2 there is a requirement to ensure quality improvements in patient and user safety. This is to create and maintain protection against unnecessary damage within the service offered.

The Norwegian Directorate of Health shall develop, disseminate and maintain national professional guidelines and guidelines that support the goals set for the health and care service, cf. hol. § 12-5 and sphl. § 7-3. Guidelines and supervisors shall be based on knowledge of good practice and shall contribute to continuous improvement of activities and services.

In addition, they shall develop, disseminate and maintain national quality indicators as a tool for management and quality improvement in the specialist health service and the health and care service, and as a basis for patients to safeguard their rights. The quality indicators must be made publicly available.

Such guidelines can be found at the directorate’s own website . These are sent for consultation where relevant actors are asked for input. In this connection, Momentum can contribute to concrete proposals for such guides, and influence the guidelines for the treatment offer our target group will receive. Such a guide is made for amputation upper extremity (more on this here ), but not amputation lower extremity.

Grant tips

Do you and your county team need funds to start an event? Or what about a project? Or maybe you need funds and grants to run the association on a daily basis? In that case, you can search several places for funds and grants for various activities and possible operation of your county team.

At Funkis, for example, you will be able to apply for funding by registering meeting activities and everything you do within work in Momentum as a course. This can be beneficial for several of the county teams that may need a little more financial assistance and thus be able to operate more independently. What is required to be approved as a course is competence transfer from one link to another. An example of this can simply be the training of new board members through the meeting activities carried out in the organization. Or that you participate in an activity where this can take place. For creative suggestions, you can look at Funkis`s own website here .

If you need help with this, or simply need some more information, you can find more information and guidance at Funkis’ own websites here , alternatively, you can contact the secretary of Momentum Liv Karin Søstuen by email: info@momentum.nu or by phone 40 00 43 60.

If you want to apply for funding elsewhere, you are welcome to review a temporary list we in the study group at Momentum have made. We welcome tips to supplement the list from all county teams!

Tips on where you can apply for funding and grants from the study group at Momentum

Guidance for applications to various events

Below you can see examples of applications we Momentum has submitted to receive grants for various events. The applications are different, but often contain many similarities that you are welcome to include in your own application. Feel free to review and use this as inspiration for a new event!

Template for letterhead
Example of budget: Ski camp for amputees
Example of application: Ski camp for amputees
Example of budget: With prosthesis on tour
Example of application: With prosthesis on tour

If you need guidance and assistance with this, you can contact our managing secretary Liv Karin Søstuen by email: info@momentum.nu or telephone: 40 00 43 60.