Specialism: Adult Services, Mental Health
Location: England: East, England: East Midlands, England: London, England: North East, England: North West, England: South East, England: West Midlands, England: Yorkshire and the Humber
I qualified in 1999. I have local authority experience in hospital and community settings, with adults with physical/sensory disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders and older people with physical or mental health problems. I now provide expert reports for court, independent assessments, mental capacity assessments, NHS continuing healthcare assessments or reviews, for clients, carers or professional Attorney's/ Deputies. I work as an offsite practice educator, provide university teaching sessions on assessment skills, report writing, communication skills and critical thinking and training sessions on The Care Act 2014 and dementia to solicitors/local authorities.
I work with: Advocacy, Complaints, Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Expert witness, Local authority departments, NHS organisations, Placements, Practice assessment, Practice teaching, Private/ independent sector, Regulatory bodies, Review and evaluation, Solicitors, Training and tutoring, Universities / learning & training bodies, Voluntary sector
Registered Social Worker, BA (Hons), DipSW, MA Social Work, Practice Educator Award
Professional registrations: Health & Care Professions Council (England)