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Our Team

Iain Anderson

Senior Brain Injury Case Manager


Career History

My initial interest in working with individuals with Acquired Brain Injury began in 1987 while working in a specialist school for children with sensory deficits, who also presented with a wide range of physical and cognitive deficits and emotional/behavioural challenges. I then undertook employment in a hospital brain injury unit and trained as a Social Worker, qualifying in 1997. After gaining 20 years’ experience of working with individuals with Acquired Brain Injury in a hospital setting, I joined Head First in May 2012.

Current Work

My current work is supporting my clients and their families to achieve and maintain their optimum quality of life. This means hearing, understanding and knowing my client, understanding who they are and who they want to be in the context of their life. From this foundation I am then able to facilitate and empower my client towards their goals and/or represent and advocate on their behalf.  

This requires continual monitoring and assessment and good communication with my client, their family and those who are most important to my client and those involved in their rehabilitation and care.  This will also include safeguarding, acting as appropriate adult, risk assessment, risk management, crisis intervention, or just being available to the client when needed. 

A key factor is engaging a wide range of appropriate health and social care professionals and coordinating them to work in a collaborative way ensuring my client’s needs and aspirations are a pivotal part of the treatment approach.

Presenting/Facilitating Learning  

I have presented at national and international conferences, primarily on sexuality and relationships and I would describe my training style as collaborative, interactive, inquiring and thought provoking. 

I have also provided training for Local Authority Services, School and Colleges, Client Support Teams and Charitable Trusts. 

I am also responsible for the planning and organising of training for Head First. 

Competencies and Key Skills 

  • Over 30 years’ experience of supporting individuals with Acquired Brain Injury, especially those with challenging behaviour or complex social histories/circumstances
  • Experience of working with clients with an Acquired Brain Injury and sensory deficits 
  • Highly skilled advocate for clients, promoting what is meaningful to them, ensuring that their hopes and wishes are at the core of their rehabilitation journey 
  • Effective communication skills and ability to build a positive rapport with clients, families, support workers and other professionals
  • Calm in a crisis and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently or as part of inter-disciplinary team 
  • Managing a varied, complex, caseload
  • Experienced in assessing and evaluating risk and risk management plans
  • Working with a wide range of public and local authority services, health and social services, housing associations, charitable trust, and the police 
  • Experience supporting clients at PACE meetings and attendance at court 
  • Experience of coordinating and implementing community-based rehabilitation programmes, linking in professional specialist and local services 
  • Experience at interviewing, recruiting, training, and managing care teams
  • Experienced in provision of staff support/supervision, development, and training

Specialism:

  • Adults with brain injury and complex challenging behaviour 

Qualifications:

  • Dip SW HE

Professional Memberships:

  • BABICM Registered Practitioner Member

Professional Registrations:

  • Social Work England

Areas covered:

  • Kent
  • East Sussex
  • West Sussex
  • London
  • Northamptonshire

Iain Anderson

Management Team


Jo Clark-Wilson

Jo Clark-Wilson

Managing Director


Janine Heritage

Janine Heritage

Clinical Manager


Hayley Ranson

Hayley Ranson

Human Resources Manager


Jed Saunders

Jed Saunders

Finance Manager


Ben Leaman

Ben Leaman

Operations & Project Support Manager


Karen Brownlow

Karen Brownlow

Business Strategy 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


Steph Seymour

Steph Seymour

Senior Brain Injury Case Manager


Julia Rattray

Julia Rattray

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

Senior Brain Injury Case Manager


Helen Goddard BSc (Hons)

Helen Goddard BSc (Hons)

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


Trina Hardiman

Trina Hardiman

Senior Brain Injury Case Manager


Adele Moore

Adele Moore

Brain Injury Case Manager


Victoria Tomkins

Victoria Tomkins

Brain Injury Case Manager


Simon Easton

Simon Easton

Brain Injury Case Manager



Administration Team


Karen Snell

Karen Snell

Case Management Assistant


Steph Simpson

Steph Simpson

Case Management Assistant


Sarah Root

Sarah Root

Case Management Assistant


Emma Osgood

Emma Osgood

Case Management Assistant


Emily Pennington

Emily Pennington

Case Management Assistant


Michele Kerr

Michele Kerr

Case Management Assistant


Hannah Weekes

Hannah Weekes

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


Kelly Allan

Kelly Allan

Human Resources and Payroll Administrator