Gill Ward, MSc Human Communications Studies

Gill ward1Case Manager 

Gill’s role at ACM is to provide bespoke case management input for 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.

Gill is a qualified and experienced Speech and Language Therapist who has gained clinical, key working, leadership and managerial skills whilst working across the patient pathway from specialist acute and rehabilitation in-patient facilities through to community and home based services. She has extensive experience of working with highly complex, vulnerable and challenging adults, sometimes in extreme circumstances and at difficult points in their lives. She is experienced in coordinating and undertaking Continuing Health Care submissions and Mental Capacity Assessments. Gill builds strong working relationships with clients and relevant family members, others in the Multi-Disciplinary rehabilitation team and with those in external agencies to ensure client centred and agreed goals are attained wherever possible.

Gill also has a Gestalt Centre Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills which complements her other professional skills.  She is HCPC registered and a member of BABICM.

Gill’s previous roles include SaLT at the Regional Neuro Rehabilitation Unit, Homerton Hospital NHS Trust, SaLT at the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit, BHR University Hospitals NHS Trust, and SaLT – Community Stroke Neuro Team, Central & NW London NHS Trust

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