Specialism: Adult Services, Mental Health
Location: England: East Midlands, England: North East, England: North West, England: West Midlands, England: Yorkshire and the Humber, Isle of Man
Qualified as a Social Worker in 1985 with experience of local authority adult social care including a multi disciplinary dementia specialist team. I was an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) for 10 years and a trained Best Interests Assessor.
I have been an Independent Social Worker since 2014. I provide mental capacity assessments in accordance with the MCA 2005, comprehensive care assessments and reviews and evaluation of care standards. A member of the Brain Injury Social Work Group (BISWG) and Meaningful Matters.
I believe in promoting choice, dignity and respect for those who are vulnerable through mental or physical illness and disability or in their role as a carer.
I work with: Advocacy, Compliance, Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Expert witness, Government offices, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, NHS organisations, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Regulatory bodies, Review and evaluation, Solicitors, Voluntary sector
B.A. Social Studies, CQSW, Diploma in Applied Social Studies. BIA. Approved Mental Health Professional
Professional registrations: Social Work England
Analytical and report writing skills for complex mental capacity assessments, expert witness reports for the Court of Protection, COP 3 assessments and Certificate Provider work for LPA applications