We are delighted to announce that Harvinder Kaur, one of our Case Managers working with Adults, is the first person to complete ACM’s internal 2 year Professional Development Programme (PDP).
The PDP includes facilitated learning, independent study, and self reflection on how to put the theory into practice. The 12 modules cover a wide range of subjects, including understanding the case manager’s role in the PI litigation process, recruitment, ongoing management of support staff, working with other professionals, Mental Capacity, and safeguarding. All ACM professional staff join the rolling programme after they have completed their induction and probation period.
Harvinder said “I have found the overall experience to be positive, helpful and beneficial to my development as a case manager”. Harvinder will soon be completing her BABICM Advanced Practitioner application and developing her career with ACM further.
Sonia Collin, ACM’s Care Co-ordinator has recently completed her Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management.
Sonia works closely with the Registered Manager to support Case Managers to comply fully with all the legislative requirements of care provision, and the recruitment and ongoing employment of directly recruited staff.
A great achievement after a lot of hard work , reflection and self-motivated study. Many congratulations!
After many months of studying, hard work, and exams, Lis Hough has been awarded the Cardiff University Law School Bond Solon Expert Witness certificate.
Many congratulations Lis – very well deserved, and confirmation of your skills as a Care Expert!
Our Community Rehab Service can now deliver Interactive Metronome® Therapy to our clients to improve their cognitive and motor skills.
Interactive Metronome® is an innovative, evidence based, computer assessment and training programme. It has three main aims:
- To improve neural timing that impacts cognitive, motor, speech and academic performance
- To build more efficient and synchronised connections between neural networks
- To increase the brain’s efficiency, performance and ability to benefit from other rehabilitation.
Individuals who undergo a programme of Interactive Metronome® training can experience improvements in their sustained attention, working memory, processing speed and motor co-ordination.
The programme is delivered in the client’s home on a 1:1 basis by one of our IM® certified occupational therapists. Each session lasts up to one hour and it is most effective when delivered 2-3 times a week; a course of treatment lasts between 6-8 weeks.
For further information on how Interactive Metronome® can be of benefit to you or a client, please contact ACM, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Heartfelt comments from the mother of one of our Adult clients.
“She is a star. A little ray of light in my life as I feel she will be able to support my son in a way that I have not seen in any other professional that we have been involved with.”
Huge congratulations to all 3 Anglia Case Management Support Workers who were finalists at the Great British Care Awards (East).
All our support staff are stars but big congratulations to Michelle, Hayley and Sarah. Hayley won the Support Worker (Home Care) of the Year and will now go through to the National Finals in Birmingham. Well done all.
Jo Forrest has recently been awarded Advanced Practitioner status by BABICM (the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers).
Jo joined ACM in 2011 and works with Adults with complex disabilities including brain and spinal cord injury. In addition to her role as a Case Manager, Jo also works within the ACM Manual Handling team. Our specialist team assess the manual handling requirements of clients, and provide bespoke training and advice to their families, carers and support workers.
We are delighted that three of our Support Workers are through to the East of England Regional Finals of the Great British Care Awards.
They are finalists in the categories of Frontline Leader, Newcomer, and Support Worker of the Year.
All three will be attending the awards ceremony and gala dinner later this month to find out if they have won the regional heat to then progress onto the finals.
Good luck to them all!
ACM have recently had a very thorough CQC inspection and received an overall GOOD rating – with 4 sections of the report being categorised as GOOD and one as OUTSTANDING.
To read the report in full, please follow the link below.
We held an in-house training day in September on Spinal Cord Injury.
The day was entitled “Don’t say no, say how” and was facilitated by Caroline Wilkinson and Wendy Wilcock who both have considerable experience of working with clients with spinal cord injuries.
As well as sharing their knowledge, Caroline and Wendy provided updates on technology, equipment, and mobility developments. The training was attended by one of our clients with a spinal cord injury, who talked about his experiences, and also demonstrated his equipment, as well as Stephen Burns, the Outreach Relationship Manager at the Spinal Injury Association.