Following a lengthy and in-depth inspection, that involved interviews with staff, and meetings with clients and their carers, the most recent CQC inspection has judged ACM to be Outstanding.
Linda Sayers, Registered Manager at ACM said “We’re delighted that our service has been judged to be Outstanding. We’re extremely proud of all we have done, all we are doing and all we will continue to do.”
In the CQC Annual Report 2016/17, only 2% of adult care services had an Outstanding rating, which reinforces our achievement.
Many congratulations to our Community Rehabilitation team who have been shortlisted in the category Rehab Provider of the Year, at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2017.
The nomination reflects the excellent work of the team – Pam Foreman, Mellisa Alleyne, Ellie Harvey, Laura Jepson, Lauren Mitchell, Gill Webber, Wendy Wilcock, and Karen Wilson.
Pam, who leads the Rehabilitation team said “I’m so proud of the work that my team do, and its great to be officially recognised for the huge difference we make to our clients’ lives.”
The Awards ceremony is on 29th November, and will be held in Manchester.
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
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. Jo has a varied case load, including clients with complex physical and cognitive needs, and those who function more independently in the community with minimal support.
Jo is a physiotherapist by background; she has worked in the field of neurology since 1999 and specialised in working with clients with brain injuries from 2005.
In addition to her role as a Case Manager, Jo also works within the ACM Manual Handling team, assessing the manual handling requirements of clients, and providing 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!