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Kate Trodd

Occupational Therapist



  Hampshire | within 2 hours travel time.
  Willing to take on overseas cases.


  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Recruiting & Managing 24 hour care teams
  • Challenging behaviour
  • 16 years case management experience
  • Transitioning with teenagers and young adults
  • 27 Years Occupational Therapy Experience

Key Skills

  • Setting up and managing rehabilitation teams
  • Strong advocate for clients
  • Providing support and educations to families and carers
  • Assessing for and sourcing assistive equipment
  • Developing clear goals and outcome reporting
  • Dynamic with strong communication skills


I have a proven track record of connecting with individuals who are hard to reach using a skilled approach to build rapport and a good working relationship with my clients.

I have a can-do attitude which enables me to foresee potential risks and take action whilst enabling my clients to achieve their goals.

Previous Clinical Experience

April 2010- October 2010 Eastleigh Social Services Adult Services OT (locum). Assessment for and provision of equipment and adaptations for adults with Eastleigh Borough Council.

2003 – 2006 Southampton Social Services- OT in long and short term teams, and rehab teams (locum) working with a wide range of disabilities and age ranges. Assessing for and providing equipment and adaptations through grant schemes and local housing authorities and associations.

1997 - 2003 Southampton Community Health Services NHS Trust- Paediatric OT (and deputy manager- included supervision of staff) in Acute and Long Term Neurology Teams, working with children with ABI and Muscular Dystrophy, with hands on treatment of children and in mainstream and special schools on secondment.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

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

Maintaining Excellence

Kate 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 23.01.2021, Safeguarding Children 18.01.2021
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Moving and Handling
  • Managing risk
  • Goal setting
  • Person-centred practice