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Nichola Shellum - BSc OT

Nichola has worked as a Case Manager for Independent Living Solutions since 2006 having qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1998.

As a Case Manager Nichola is skilled in assessing complex needs.

Nichola is a BABICM Advanced Registered Practitioner.


  • Case management of adults and children with an acquired brain injury/cerebral palsy
  • Case management and occupational therapy with clients with a spinal cord injury
  • Writing clear concise comprehensive needs assessments using functional and cognitive assessment skills
  • Developing rehabilitation plans to action identified recommendations
  • Assessing for and sourcing assistive equipment
  • Supporting clients to maximize vocational opportunity
  • Liaising with multi-disciplinary team members coordinating the rehabilitation pathway
  • Developing a relationship with care agencies to ensure care meets the client’s needs
  • Case managing clients with acquired brain injury and challenging behavior through long term rehabilitation
  • Experience of recruiting support staff and buddies
  • Supporting support staff to understand their roles and engage effectively with clients

Key Skills

Nichola has excellent interpersonal skills facilitating a good working relationship with clients she advocates strongly on behalf of her clients in all areas. Nichola is particularly interested and skilled in providing advice, support and intervention regarding access to disability sport.


  • Registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)
  • Advanced Member of BABICM
  • Member of CMSUK
  • Regular attendance at Spinal Cord Injury conferences and seminars.

Areas of Work

Nichola is an experienced Occupational Therapist particularly interested in neurological rehabilitation and disability sport.

Geographical Areas Covered

Any areas within a one and a half hour drive from her base in Wiltshire.


September 2006 – Present Case Manager / Occupational Therapist Independent Living Solutions Ltd (ILS). Caseload of adults and children with acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy and spinal cord injury.

November 2000 – April 2007 Specialist Occupational Therapist - Spinal cord injuries: inpatients and outpatients (NHS). Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre, Salisbury

August 2003 - February 2006 Senior Occupational Therapist – Neurological rehabilitation (part time consultancy – private sector) Shelley Park Neuro Care Centre, Bournemouth

January 2000 - November 2000 Senior Occupational Therapist - Elderly Rehabilitation (NHS) Western Community Hospital, Southampton

July 1998 - January 2000 Basic Grade Occupational Therapist – Acute Physical, including Neurology and Orthopaedics (NHS). Southampton General Hospital, Southampton

Maintaining Excellence

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

  • Recruitment and Employment
  • Moving and Handling
  • Litigation Training
  • Emergency First aid at work
  • Managing the complexities of running a care team
  • Safeguarding
  • Management of Risk

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