Linda Mann

Linda Mann

Specialism
  • Children
  • Young People
  • Adults
Qualifications:

NZ Diploma in Occupational Therapy 1986:

Area:

Home Counties and London

Experience:

Linda is an occupational therapist with experience in many different fields and has recently joined Brownbill Associates as a case manager. Linda qualified as an OT in New Zealand where she worked in hospital settings and for the Accident Compensation and Rehabilitation Corporation, before moving to the UK in 1996. Linda has worked in the UK community for over 20 years, first joining the community paediatric OT team in Westminster and then moving to undertake Adult OT assessment work in Wandsworth. Linda then went on to manage the OT Service in Brent for 3 years before leaving to become a private rehabilitation manager. In this role she completed immediate needs assessments, developed and implemented rehabilitation management plans, provided case management for individuals with a range of acquired disabilities for their personal injury claims, including development of care support plans and identifying associated costs for packages of care support. Linda has worked with adults and children with physical disabilities including orthopaedic injuries, neurological and brain injury, assisting with their adaptation and equipment needs and supporting rehabilitation goals. Linda joined a private occupational therapy consultancy company in 2008, managing contracts for home adaptations, development of protocols/procedures, planning resources and independent mobility assessments for Blue Badges. For the past 4 years Linda has developed a domiciliary care service and has hands on knowledge of person-centred care planning, undertaking risk assessments, recruitment, supervisions and monitoring service provision. She is therefore experienced in establishing teams of support workers to meet person centred goals and ensuring care staff are trained and supported to meet an individual’s holistic and manual handling operation’s needs. Linda is passionate about giving client’s choice and has a skilled proactive and professional approach working in partnership with her clients, their families and support teams to ensure the client’s needs are met and in a timely manner. With extensive experience in health/social care services and private rehabilitation management, Linda has developed a wide knowledge of the interaction of health and social care professionals and what each can provide to ensure the best possible rehabilitation outcome for the individual. As part of her continual professional development Linda attends relevant courses to maintain and advance her expertise.

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