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Laura Porter

Occupational Therapist

Adults

Children

  Cornwall | within 2 hours travel time.

Experience

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Housing Adaptations
  • Recruiting & Managing 24 hour care teams
  • Setting up and managing rehabilitation teams
  • 9 years case management experience

Key Skills

  • Managing clients with complex disabilities
  • Assessing for and sourcing assistive equipment
  • Defining clear goals and outcome reporting
  • Providing support and education to families and carers
  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Developing rehabilitation plans

Profile

Good interpersonal and communication skills enable me to develop excellent working relationships with my clients, their families and their wider support networks. My broad experience brings a repertoire of skills to manage clients whose situations are incredibly complex; providing clear, person centred solutions to issues that arise. I have the ability to work with a range of professionals from both the private and public sector to effectively articulate clinical, functional and lifestyle needs, to bridge gaps and create clearer communication.

Previous Clinical Experience

2011 - Present ILS Case Management: Professional Mentor since February 2020.

2011 - 2016 Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PCH: Occupational Therapist with Contingency Workforce. This has largely involved work in rapid intervention and crisis management, to prevent hospital admission.

2009 Canterbury District Health Board, NZ: Occupational Therapist with Contingency Workforce. This largely took place in an acute general hospital covering neurology, respiratory, paediatrics and orthopaedics.

2007-2008 Brynmawr Social Services: Senior Occupational Therapist / Newport Social Services: Senior Occupational Therapist. Full occupational therapy community assessments, advising on minor and major adaptations, and equipment provision. Adult client group with a wide range of physical and mental health diagnoses including neurological conditions such as MS and CVA, and conditions such as Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis, and COPD.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

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

Maintaining Excellence

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

  • Litigation training
  • Recruiting, employing and managing support workers
  • Safeguarding
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Moving and Handling
  • Managing risk
  • Goal setting
  • Person-centred practice
  • British Sign Language (ongoing)