Georgina joined ACM with over 5 years’ experience of working as a Social Worker within statutory services where she worked with adults and their families. Georgina had a caseload of complex clients with a variety of presentations including a physical injury from birth or later in life, a neurological condition, brain injury, mild to severe learning disabilities, and those adults who were vulnerable with no formal diagnoses. She brings this experience to her work as a Case Manager and is confident to work with clients who have a range of diagnoses.
On qualifying as a Social Worker, Georgina had a role in a Hospital Assessment Team, which gave her an excellent understanding of the challenges faced by clients when they are first discharged from acute care, and the services which they require. She also has an understanding of the stress the client and families feel when they are in the hospital setting. She has subsequently worked in the community within Older Adults and Working Age Adults teams completing comprehensive assessments and reviews in line with the Care Act 2014, as well as making recommendations about how identified needs will be met. Georgina likes to think creatively and work in partnership with her clients to find solutions to meet their desired goals.
Georgina has a sound knowledge of Continuing Healthcare funding and the assessment process, having taken the lead within the older people’s specialist residential team for screening all incoming referrals, coordinating joint assessments and providing reports for Continuing Healthcare panels. She has also attended appeals panels to provide social care representation for the clients. She is a strong advocate for her clients.
Georgina is passionate about person centred care and it is important to her that the adults and families she works with find her clear, sensitive and compassionate.
Prior to undertaking her social work qualification Georgina studied for a degree in Psychology and is able to use all her knowledge of this, along with her skills and experience as a social worker, when she is supporting her clients.