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Cathy Prior

Occupational Therapist


  Hampshire | within 2 hours travel time.


  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Amputations
  • Mental Health
  • Managing Care Teams
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Orthopaedics
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Setting up and managing rehabilitation teams
  • Recruiting and managing care teams
  • 4 years Case Management experience
  • Complex cases
  • Client Support Through EHCP Process
  • Client Support Through CHC Process
  • 19 Years Occupational Therapy Experience

Key Skills

  • Clear concise reports
  • Strong advocate for clients
  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Housing adaptations
  • Assessing for and sourcing assistive equipment
  • Providing support and education to families


I have strong communication skills and am dedicated to seeing complex situations through to resolution. I have a strong ability to coordinate and deliver high standards of care to my clients. I am an approachable, resilient and dynamic team member.

Previous Clinical Experience

2020 to Present Ocupational Therapist, Hampshire County Council. Working with adults with physical disabilities, supporting with moving and handling, minor and major adaptations and equipment.

2013 to Sept 2018 Senior Occupational Therapist, Hobbs Neurological Rehabilitation, Andover. Complex neurological conditions in adults including Cerebral Palsy and Acquired Brain Injury working in inpatients and outpatients units.

2015 to Dec 2017 Independent Mobility Assessor, Southampton City Council. Specialist mobility assessments working with the city council and Department for Transport.

2017 to Dec 2018 Community Occupational Therapist, Access Independent/Hampshire County Council.
Major Adaptations assessment with clients with neurological conditions and musculoskeletal conditions.

2005 to 2013 Community Occupational Therapist, Solent NHS Trust, Southampton. Short and long term interventions with complex caseload of adults including admission avoidance, rehabilitation programmes and minor and major adaptations.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Member of British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)
  • Member of Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Registered Practitioner, British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM)
  • Member of Case Management Society United Kingdom (CMSUK)

Maintaining Excellence

Cathy is committed to maintaining her skills and abilities and engages readily in varied training supported by Independent Living Solutions Ltd covering the following areas:

  • Litigation training
  • Recruiting, employing and managing support workers
  • Safeguarding - Training Session: Safeguarding Adults 23.02.2021; Safeguarding Children 24.02.2021
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Moving and Handling
  • Managing risk
  • Goal setting
  • Person-centred practice