Andrew is the Director at AKA Case Management Ltd and was previously a Director and Treasurer of BABICM. He has worked with clients with brain injury and complex needs since 2006. His background is in Psychology and he has over 20 years experience in training and lecturing.
Andrew has worked in both England and Australia and has specialised in working with clients in the community who exhibit challenging behaviour to extreme challenging. His experience includes working with individuals who have endured trauma and abuse, brain injury, mental health challenges and multiple diagnoses.
Andrew has a passion for Motivational Interviewing (MI), delivering training in MI in England and Australia. He also has experience in delivering training in ABI, positive behaviour support, problematic sexual behaviour and systemic dialectical behaviour therapy.
I qualified as a Solicitor in 1998. I am a Legal Director at Enable Law and a Director of Foot Anstey Trust Corporation Ltd. I head up the Court of Protection Team at Enable Law. This is a team of approx. 30 supporting in the region of 170 clients managing assets exceeding £150m. I am regularly instructed by other firms to provide expert evidence in personal injury and clinical negligence litigation in relation to the costs of a professional Deputy or Trustee and I have given evidence to the Court in that capacity.
The vast majority of the clients we support at Enable Law have sustained an acquired brain injury. That could be as a result of a birth injury, a clinical incident or other traumatic event. My clients will invariably have sustained multiple and profound injuries leading.
I have significant experience of supporting clients with complex needs. The work I undertake can range from complex applications to the Court of Protection, to buying and adapting properties and supporting with the implementation of care and therapy packages.
I am a strong advocate of multi-disciplinary collaboration. As a Deputy I believe it is essential for me to work very closely with all those supporting my client to ensure they remain at the heart of the decision making process and are enabled, where possible, to make their own decisions. Where they lack the capacity to do so, collaboration ensures I am able to make best interests decisions based on all of the relevant information. I am a firm believer that as a Deputy, one of the most important things we do is to take the time to build relationships with our client and their ‘team’ to understand their wishes, feelings and beliefs. We need to listen.
Louise qualified as an Occupational Therapist from Cardiff University in 1988. She began working at Pinderfields Hospital in 1990 in neurological rehabilitation, where she gained considerable experience in acute neurological care. In 1994 she began as a member of the interdisciplinary team at The Priory Highbank team, providing inpatient rehabilitation for adults with acquired brain injury.
She became lead Occupational Therapist in 1998 completing her Masters’ degree in Occupational Therapy. Joining the senior management team in 2000, Louise had responsibility for the transitional living service providing inpatient and outreach rehabilitation. Louise established A Chance for Life Ltd in 2002. Consulting in 2003, she developed Lancashire and Cumbria’s pathway for acquired brain injury rehabilitation.
Since 2005 Louise has been working full time as a Case Manager and more recently, has begun writing expert witness reports. Louise is an active member of North Cumbria Headway and a committee member of the Northern Acquired Brain Injury Forum (NABIF). Louise is interested in all aspects of Brain Injury and Rehabilitation. In the last decade her work has been focused on establishing complex support packages in the community.
Louise became an advanced member of BABICM in 2002 and has also been a member of the Professional Practice Membership Group.
I am an Occupational Therapist and Brain injury Case Manager with over 30 years of clinical experience in rehabilitation and case management. I am currently a founding partner with Three Case Management and one of the Directors of the 3HUB Case Management community.
I am excited at the prospect of offering support and expertise to council for the benefit of others and the wider case management community. I am keen to develop my own experience and put something back into our valued advisory body at grass roots level.
I have experience in training and supervision and before developing our business was employed in the NHS for 25 years most recently as a neurorehabilitation team manager setting up an award winning service in the south east.
Vicki is an experienced Case Manager, Health Entrepreneur and Clinical Specialist Neurophysiotherapist who led the formation of Social Return Case Management Ltd and as Managing Director of Social Return Case Management, takes overall responsibility for leadership and development of the service. Her path to her current role has been via her clinical specialism in neurological rehabilitation from specialist inpatient settings to community rehabilitation, across NHS, military, third sector and independent provision (with an MSC in Neurorehabilitation squeezed in on the way!). For many years she provided expert witness testimony to the courts as a specialist neurophysiotherapist. Never far from the sharp-edge of working with clients and families, she has set up and run several successful services in the rehabilitation sphere and enjoys the challenge of balancing ethical high quality services with responsibly run businesses, comprising skilled and cohesive teams of professionals.
Vicki is a past TEG chair and BABICM council member and past chair of the Northern Acquired Brain Injury Forum.
Janette is the Director of Operations at BABICM and joined the company as Office Manager in February 2019.
As a qualified HR Manager with years of experience in both administration and retail industries Janette is used to multi-tasking and ‘thinking outside the box’.
After working for the same distribution company for 20 years in which she developed from a data entry clerk to a Sales Ledger Manager, Janette moved into the retail industry and set herself a new challenge to qualify as a HR Manager by completing her CIPD qualifications.
Janette is an active contributor to the Training Events group and Office representative at Council meetings directly feeding back contributions from the BABICM membership.
Being a very goal orientated person, Janette loves to set herself a challenge bringing her own passion and personality to each role.
Jennifer has been a paediatric nurse for over 21 years, and has worked as a case manager for just over six years. She specialises in supporting complex paediatric clients and their families and also has some complex young adults on her caseload. Jennifer’s background is in paediatric nursing, with an emphasis on community based complex care, although her acute experience was gained in paediatric cardiology, paediatric intensive care and paediatric oncology. As a case manager Jennifer works predominantly with clients who have traumatic brain injuries and / or spinal injuries (including those with a requirement for ventilation) as a result of road traffic accidents or medical negligence.
Jennifer is experienced in liaising with continuing healthcare teams to secure care funding for her clients, and working in partnership with local authorities, schools and associated professionals to ensure best educational provision for my clients through their Education, Health and Care plans. Jennifer works closely with highly skilled clinicians to ensure that her clients have access to the therapies, equipment and accommodation they need in order to fulfil their potential.
Jennifer is passionate about enabling children and young people to access excellent rehabilitation, and supporting their families with the great challenges that accompany raising a child with a life changing injury.