Eliot joined ILS as a brain injury case manager in 2006.
Eliot has considerable experience of case management of those with acquired brain injury focusing on maximizing their potential and ensuring they have access to the support they need to optimise their rehabilitation potential. As a Case Manager with an Occupational Therapy background Eliot approaches each situation from a client centered holistic perspective
Eliot has excellent interpersonal skills facilitating a good working relationship with clients. Eliot advocates strongly on behalf of his clients in all areas.
Case Management of adults with complex needs, Occupational Therapy.
Any areas within a two hour drive of Southampton.
2006 – Present Independent Living Solutions. Brain Injury Case Manager/Occupational Therapist, working with adults with traumatic brain injury assisting them to maximize their potential in self care, leisure, and vocational activities.
2005-2006 Southampton Community Learning Disability team (locum post). Occupational therapist working with adult clients assisting them to maximize their potential in self care and leisure activities. Advising support staff how to engage with clients. Assessing for and sourcing assistive equipment.
2005-2005 Nunton Unit Neurological Outpatients, Salisbury District Hospital (locum post). Occupational therapist working with adults with acquired neurological conditions such as strokes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and traumatic brain injury. Assessing functional ability including ability to carry out activities of daily living in home environment; memory (using Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test), and screening for suitability of return to driving (using Stroke Drivers’ Screening Assessment). Assessing for and sourcing assistive equipment. Working closely with neurophysiotherapists, specialist stroke nurse, and Social Services.
2003-2005 Southampton Community Learning Disability Team (locum post). As per entry December 2005 to April 2006.
2001-2003 A variety of locum occupational therapy posts including one year for Portsmouth Social Services. Worked on acute medical wards at North Hampshire hospital (Basingstoke), Queen Alexandra hospital (Portsmouth), and St. Mary’s hospital (Portsmouth) working with adults with a variety of conditions including strokes, cancers, heart conditions, dementias, and pulmonary disorders.
1999-2001 Southampton General Hospital, basic grade rotation (changed every 6 months). Included 6 months working with Professor Lindsay McLellan on Victoria House Neurological Rehabilitation Unit, 6 months on acute medical wards, and 6 months working on an elderly rehabilitation ward.
Eliot is committed to maintaining his skills and abilities and engages readily in a varied training supported by Independent Living Solutions covering the following areas: