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Hillina Lardner

Brain Injury Case Manager


Specialism

Adults with Acquired Brain Injury and Complex needs

 

Geographical Area

(Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Greater London)

 

Career History

My Background is primarily working with adults at various stages of life with complex physical, mental health and behavioural needs. I have worked in the health and social care industry since 2004 in various roles including local authorities as well as residential and neurological hospital settings. I qualified as a Social Worker in 2016 and as a Best Interests Assessor in 2018, and I also use my skills gained as a life coach and NLP therapist to support my work in identifying achievable goals with clients. In my social work role, I have primarily supported adults with concerns regarding their mental health, substance misuse and physical needs including people with acquired brain injuries. 

 

Current Work

I joined Head-First in order to expand the opportunities for clients to achieve their full potential following injury, by facilitating progress in every domain of the clients’ lives.

I believe that with support, teamwork and through building strong working relationships, individuals can achieve great outcomes. I am passionate about listening to my clients and making certain that they are at the centre of all my work and support.

My current role as Case Manager includes the skills that I’m most enjoy, working closely with families and professionals to achieve the best outcomes for clients. In my current role, I am responsible for co-ordinating and reviewing my clients’ rehabilitation with the support of a multi-disciplinary team to achieve the best outcomes for them and their families. This includes advocacy and enabling the client and their families to navigate through the complexities of various systems to enable support that is tailored to meet their needs and lead their lives in the best way possible. 

 

Competencies and Key Skills 

  • Experienced in crisis intervention and complex issues resolution to create stable environments for clients.
  • Knowledgeable in understanding and working with inter-related and complex cases
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to quickly develop rapport with clients, families and other professionals 
  • Ability to co-create tailored support that is strength based & holistic to each individual
  • Experience of compiling detailed, accurate and timely reports for individuals with complex needs
  • Ability to understand and identify the impact of self, values, culture, human relationships, and social environments on people.
  • Ability in creating interventions informed by various psychosocial and developmental theories; skilled in using solution-focused and strengths-based practices to support clients in finding empowerment in their daily lives. 
  • Advocate for individual clients on identified problems or needs. 
  • Experienced in supervising support staff

 

Professional Affiliations and Additional Qualifications

Registered with: 

  • Social Work England (SWE)
  • The British Association of Social Workers (BASW)
Hillina Lardner

Management Team


Jo Clark-Wilson

Jo Clark-Wilson

Managing Partner


Janine Heritage

Janine Heritage

Clinical Manager


Hayley Ranson

Hayley Ranson

Human Resources Manager


Jed Saunders

Jed Saunders

Finance Manager



Brain Injury Case Management




Dr Mark Holloway

Dr Mark Holloway

Senior Brain Injury Case Manager


Jacky Winfield

Jacky Winfield

Senior Brain Injury Case Manager


Stephanie Seymour

Stephanie Seymour

Senior Brain Injury Case Manager


Julia Rattray

Julia Rattray

Senior Brain Injury Case Manager


Pattie Ducie

Pattie Ducie

Senior Brain Injury Case Manager


Linda Stewart

Linda Stewart

Senior Brain Injury Case Manager


Iain Anderson

Iain Anderson

Senior Brain Injury Case Manager


Victor Payne

Victor Payne

Senior Brain Injury Case Manager


Jane Dacre

Jane Dacre

Senior Brain Injury Case Manager


Joanne Pendlebury

Joanne Pendlebury

Senior Brain Injury Case Manager


Emily de Vulder

Emily de Vulder

Senior Brain Injury Case Manager


Lenka Jancekova

Lenka Jancekova

Brain Injury Case Manager


Helen Goddard BSc (Hons)

Helen Goddard BSc (Hons)

Brain Injury Case Manager


Mary Gooch

Mary Gooch

Brain Injury Case Manager


Angela Green

Angela Green

Brain Injury Case Manager


Delaney Collins

Delaney Collins

Brain Injury Case Manager


Daryl McMullon

Daryl McMullon

Brain Injury Case Manager


Hillina Lardner

Hillina Lardner

Brain Injury Case Manager


Trina Hardiman

Trina Hardiman

Senior Brain Injury Case Manager


Adele Moore

Adele Moore

Brain Injury Case Manager



Administration Team


Hayley Price

Hayley Price

Case Management Assistant


Karen Snell

Karen Snell

Case Management Assistant


Steph Simpson

Steph Simpson

Case Management Assistant


Sarah Root

Sarah Root

Case Management Assistant


Kate Langdown-Smith

Kate Langdown-Smith

Case Management Assistant


Emma Osgood

Emma Osgood

Case Management Assistant


EJ Bullen

EJ Bullen

Expert Witness Coordinator


Sam Jones

Sam Jones

Facilities Coordinator


Andrea Rice

Andrea Rice

Human Resources and Payroll Administrator


Astrid Burton

Astrid Burton

Assistant Finance Manager


Karen Brownlow

Karen Brownlow

Human Resources Business Partner


Ben Leaman

Ben Leaman

Operational & Project Support Coordinator