Adults with Acquired Brain Injury
Sussex, Surrey, Kent, South London
After completing a degree in Product Design I went onto work in Engineering before moving abroad to Project Manage a building charity in Uganda. I then went on to build roads for World Food Programme in Sudan. The most rewarding part of all these roles was being able to support those in need of basic amenities such as sanitation and basic education.
This lead me to retraining as a physiotherapist as I wanted to care for people in a practical way. I began working with people with Acquired Brain Injuries during my time in the NHS, predominately supporting those with their rehabilitation in a community setting following a Stroke. As a qualified physiotherapist I very much enjoyed working with both my clients and their families to achieve their goals.
There was a natural progression into Case Management as this allowed me to combine both my managerial and clinical experience into one role. I have been fortunate to work with a variety of very different and interesting people thus far and this continues in my current role.
My role includes working with the client, their families, healthcare and statutory services and recruiting specialist support workers. It is hugely rewarding to be able to facilitate individuals ongoing care needs.
I am fortunate to be working with a variety of clients whose needs vary including complex physical disabilities, lack of insight, impulsiveness, co-morbidities and challenging behaviour. Their support worker teams help care for both their physical and mental needs so that they can enjoy life, pursue their interests and maintain their health and well-being.
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