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Tracey Allport - DipCOT

Tracey became a Brain Injury Case Manager in 2007, when she commenced working with Independent Living Solutions. She is passionate about working with people who experience cognitive difficulties and has developed a strong skill set in meeting the needs of adult clients and their families. Tracey is a BABICM Advanced Registered Practitioner

Experience

  • Case management of children and adults with an acquired brain injury; through negligence at birth or trauma
  • Occupational Therapy intervention with clients of all ages with varying conditions.
  • Writing clear, concise and comprehensive needs assessments
  • Developing rehabilitation plans to action identified recommendations
  • Achieving a goal orientated, client centered approach
  • Liaising with multi-disciplinary team members to coordinate the rehabilitation pathway
  • Working actively with support agencies to ensure that a high level of care is provided
  • Experience of setting up and managing directly recruited care teams
  • Experience of working within the community, rehabilitation and hospital settings
  • Experience of working with the client’s family, to provide support and education post brain injury
  • Working with legal teams and deputies to support clients who are Protected Persons, under the Court of Protection
  • Effective communication with solicitors, for claimant and jointly instructed cases

Key Skills

Tracey works actively towards achieving independence and maximizing outcomes for her clients. Essentially she works with, advocates for and facilitates for the client, to identify their priorities and to achieve their potential. Her approach is client centered, she also works closely with the client’s family to ensure that they are supported and included in the process.

Her skill at coordinating and communicating effectively with all professionals, is the key to creating a rehabilitation team, tailored to each client. Tracey works with ‘care’ staff to achieve effective sustainable relationships, helping them to work towards their clients goals and feel supported in their role.

Professional

  • Registered Occupational Therapist with HCPC, since 1992
  • Member of The British Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Advanced member of British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM
  • Member of Case Management Society of the United Kingdom (CMSUK)

Areas of Work

  • Case management of adult clients with acquired brain injury.
  • Occupational Therapy intervention for adult clients.

Geographical Areas Covered

Predominantly covering Kent, the South East and South East London

Employment

2007 – Present Advanced Practitioner Case Manager/Occupational Therapist with Independent Living Solutions.

2005 – Present Independent practice: Providing occupational therapy and case management services to an Ex-Serviceman’s charity, Housing Association, private sector rehabilitation services and individual clients.

2002 - 2007 Kent County Council (Social Services): Managing complex OT cases in paediatrics and adult services. Supervision and training/teaching of staff and deputising for Team Leader.

1997 - 2002 Surrey County Council (Social Services): Providing Occupational Therapy, working with all age groups, including supervision of staff.

1996 – 1997 The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Sq. London Inpatient and outpatient services for long term degenerative neurological conditions, supervision/training of staff and students.

1994 – 1996 Tolworth Hospital – Stroke Unit. Providing occupational therapy and assisting in the development of this new 15 bedded unit. Supervision and teaching of staff and students.

1993 - 1994 Chailey Heritage – Developing a new post in the specialist paediatric brain injury unit within an inter-disciplinary team.

1992 – 1993 Care of the elderly rehabilitation at Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester and also Horsham Community Hospital, West Sussex.

1990 and 1991 Occupational Therapy Assistant at Lyndon Psychiatric Day Clinic, Solihull and also East Birmingham Community Mental Health Unit.

Maintaining Excellence

Tracey is committed to maintaining her continuous professional development, skills and abilities; she engages readily in varied training, both externally and that supported by Independent Living Solutions, covering the following areas:

  • Recruitment and Employment
  • Moving and Handling
  • Litigation Training
  • Emergency First aid at work
  • Managing the complexities of running a care team
  • Safeguarding
  • Management of Risk

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