Ian’s role at ACM is to provide bespoke case management input for children, young people and adults with brain injuries, cerebral palsy, spinal injuries or other complex disabilities, who require care, support and rehabilitation. This involves:
• Assessment of the clients ongoing case management, care and rehabilitation needs;
• Coordinating services from the statutory and independent sector;
• Commissioning and managing rehabilitation;
• Developing bespoke support packages, which will include recruiting, training and managing support workers;
• Risk assessment and the development of risk management plans.
Ian has extensive social work experience in a variety of settings, such as working in a specialist rehabilitation services for adults with brain injuries and young adults with long term and enduring mental health needs, and those with emotional and behavioural difficulties, as well as working in a Local Authority Social Services settings. His previous roles have been very welfare based, assessing and then managing identified needs in all areas.
When working with his clients, particularly those with brain injury and, or mental health conditions Ian encourages the clients to play an active part in the development of their care plan and rehabilitation. He has experience in the design, management and monitoring of needs-led therapeutic intervention programmes, helping to progress these in the community setting. He is very used to, and experienced in liaising with and coordinating other professionals. He has lots of experience working with families where the dynamics are complicated, as well working in situations where the young people have complex needs. Ian is able to coordinate crisis intervention, assess and manage risks and work closely with the clients and their families.
Ian is HCPC Registered and is a BABICM member.