Based: Southampton, Hampshire
Eliot qualified in 1999 from the University of Southampton with a Degree in Occupational Therapy, graded Upper Second Class (2:1).
Eliot has a wide range of experience working with adults with acquired brain injuries, adults with learning disabilities and older people with physical and mental health problems. He has worked in the NHS and Social Services.
2006 – Present Independent Living Solutions. Brain Injury Case Manager/Occupational Therapist, working with adults with traumatic brain injury assisting them to maximise 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 maximise 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.
Adults with neurological disabilities including traumatic brain injury and learning disabilities.
Anywhere within driving distance of Southampton. Anywhere accessible from Southampton Airport.