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Janine Brooks

Occupational Therapist


  Brighton | within 2 hours travel time.


  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Recruiting & Managing 24 hour care teams
  • Setting up and managing rehabilitation teams
  • 9 years case management experience
  • Complex cases
  • Transitioning with teenagers and young adults
  • Co-working with statutory services
  • 28 Years Occupational Therapy Experience

Key Skills

  • Strong advocate for clients
  • Defining clear goals and outcome reporting
  • Providing support and education to families and carers
  • Assessing for and sourcing assistive equipment
  • Dynamic with strong communication skills
  • Compassionate and empathetic


My area of expertise is working with teenagers and young adults with complex needs. I work with a client centred approach and my communication skills ensure that I develop and maintain good working relationships with my clients and their families. Advocating strongly on behalf on my clients, I aim to ensure that best interest and choice is paramount. My aim is to assist my clients in maximising their full potential in all aspects of daily life.

Watch the video of Janine's client, Ellis who was born with cerebral palsy. Janine has been working with him since he was 6 years old and the strength of their working relationship demonstrates just what a positive difference excellent case management can make.


Previous Clinical Experience

2001 to 2012 Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist in private practice.
In addition to working as a private practitioner with children and young people with cerebral palsy going through a litigation case, Janine held the following part time and locum contracts

2007 to 2011 Chailey Heritage Clinical Services and Seaside View Child Development Centre: Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist providing services to children and teenagers to support the transition from a special educational school environment to full time mainstream education placements. Clinical Lead for the Chailey Heritage outpatient Posture Clinic.

2006 to 2008 Senior 1 Occupational Therapist at Brighton Wheelchair Service

2004 to 2006 Senior 1 Occupational Therapist at Ingfield Manor School, Billingshurst, West Sussex

2001 to 2003 Locum Senior 1 Occupational Therapist at St Margaret’s School (The Children’s Trust) Tadworth, Surrey.
Senior 1 Occupational Therapist at Brighton General Hospital.
Adult and Children’s Senior Duty Occupational Therapist for East Sussex Social Services.

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

Janine 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 Sessions: Safeguarding Adults 18/02/2021, Safeguarding Children 18/02/2021
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Moving and Handling
  • Managing risk
  • Goal setting
  • Person-centred practice