Specialist profile

Mrs Emma Martindale
Contact details
Business name: Nature on the Mind
Address: 44 Braeside Road South
City: Gorebridge
County: Midlothian
Postal Code: EH23 4DL
Telephone: 07834830420
Professional information
Specialism: Adult Services
Location: Scotland: Borders, Scotland: Central, Scotland: Fife, Scotland: Lothian

I have nine years experience of working in local authority social work as a social worker and team leader in adult learning disability services. I have significant experience of the Adults with Incapacity Act, Adult Support and Protection Act, Person-Centred Planning, alternative communication tools, therapeutic interventions, Direct Payments and Individual Service Funds.

I work with: Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Complaints, Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, NHS organisations, Private/ independent sector, Research, Review and evaluation, Therapeutic work, Training and tutoring, Universities / learning & training bodies, Voluntary sector

Master in Social Work (MSW)

Professional registrations: Scottish Social Services Council
Extra skills:

I work as a self-employed therapeutic gardener and independent social worker, I use gardening to improve wellbeing with groups of children, adults with dementia, and others e.g. women's groups.