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Private occupational therapy in Cumbria

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Alice

Cumbria, North West England

Alice is an expert Occupational Therapist with over 25 years’ experience. She is based in Penrith, Cumbria, delivering comprehensive assessments and interventions for clients across the North West of England including Lancashire, North Yorkshire, and Dumfries and Galloway.

Her background in both physical and mental health allows her to be truly holistic in her approach, considering the full impact of the individual’s condition in all aspects of their life and health. She has gained her clinical experience working in the NHS, community, and private sectors. Alice treats clients with acute and chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis, brain injuries, stroke, amputations, orthopaedic conditions, mental illness, dementia, and chronic pain or fatigue.

Working closely with her client and their family, Alice ensures that a goal orientated program is developed and that these goals are realistic and attainable. Her area of expertise is focused on adaptions to the home or work environment and assessments for specialist seating. She also supports clients with effective time planning, energy conservation, anxiety management, and maintaining motivation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cumbria, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Dumfries and Galloway

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Community access, Anxiety management & relaxation

Sorrel

Cumbria, North West England

Sorrel is a highly skilled OT specialising in Functional Rehabilitation. She is based near Lancaster and covers a client base across Lancashire, Cumbria, and Greater Manchester. Sorrel has over a decade of experience practising as an OT, working with adults with a diverse range of health conditions, including stroke, acquired brain injury, dementia, and musculoskeletal injuries.

She has experience in areas such as fatigue management, motivation and anxiety, and activities of daily living. Sorrel provides community and home-based assessments, with the aim to deliver a comprehensive analysis of a client’s needs and offers tailored physical rehabilitation.

Sorrel is extensively trained in stroke and acquired brain injury rehabilitation, specialising in communication in stroke, cognitive rehabilitation, and the physical rehabilitation of neurological disorders.

She has also undertaken many postgraduate training qualifications in areas such as fatigue management in MS, advanced Parkinson’s intervention, multi-disciplinary support of learning and assessment, falls training and prevention, and anxiety management.

Sorrel is a member of two specialist sections at The Royal College of Occupational Therapists, for Older People and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Gill

Cumbria, North West England

Gill is a highly experienced OT based in Keswick, Cumbria. She covers a large client base across North West England and Scotland including the Lake District, the Borders, and Dumfries & Galloway. Gill specialises in Functional Rehabilitation and Housing and Equipment, supporting adults with injury and illness to retain independence at home and feel confident accessing the community.

Drawing on her extensive experience, Gill helps clients to improve their strength and mobility through bespoke activity programmes and supportive aids. She also conducts housing assessments to evaluate how a client can effectively move about their home and advise on suitable adaptations and equipment provisions to support a client’s needs.

Gill is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice, Older Adults, and Rheumatology.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Scotland, Cumbria, Borders, Dumfries and Galloway

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation

Kirsty

Cheshire, North West England

With over 20 years’ experience, Kirsty is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in the Housing & Equipment and Moving & Handling. She is based in Chester visiting clients in Crewe, Birkenhead, Macclesfield, and further afield in Greater Manchester and Cumbria.

Having worked primarily in the field of housing, Kirsty's experience includes identifying and recommending minor/major housing adaptations for all age groups. She also delivers moving & handling risk assessments, recommending Telecare equipment, such as fall detectors and sensors, to help keep her clients safe when moving around their home.

Treating clients in their own environment, Kirsty implements bespoke rehabilitation packages to improve her client's independence in their activities of daily living. She works collaboratively with the family or carers to encourage clients to reach their own treatment goals and improve their overall quality of life.

Kirsty is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and is also qualified in carrying out Blue Badge mobility assessments.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, Wales, Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Shropshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Powys, Wrexham, Liverpool, Manchester, Hull, Stoke-on-Trent, Salford

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration

Hazel

Cumbria, North West England

Hazel is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist and an Approved Disability Analyst. She promotes positive therapy outcomes and works in partnership with clients and their families. She also has extensive knowledge in psychological processes and experience in many evidence based psychological therapies such as mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy. Hazel is based in Penrith, Cumbria, and visits clients across the North West of England.

Hazel works with clients with a variety of needs, including, acquired brain injuries, amputations, spinal injuries and neurological conditions. She helps her clients with vocational rehabilitation and pain management, to allow them to live life as fully as possible.

Achieving degrees in Occupational Therapy and Psychology, Hazel has a broad knowledge that she is able to draw from to help her clients reach their maximum potential. She also designs and delivers training for health professionals, service users, and carers.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Yorkshire, Manchester

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Counselling, PIPs, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Carlie

Lancashire, North West England

Specialising in Functional Rehabilitation and Housing & Equipment, Carlie provides expert occupational therapy to adult clients. She has worked internationally but is now based in Lancashire, visiting clients at home in Blackburn, Blackpool, Lancaster and Warrington, as well as areas of Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

Carlie has worked across a number of clinical settings, including acute & forensic mental health, in-patient & community rehabilitation and psychogeriatric services. She specialises in working with clients with neurological and physical conditions, including dementia, stroke, and multiple sclerosis. Having worked in such different environments, Carlie has developed her core OT skill, including how to work as part of a team and the importance of including clients and their families within the rehabilitation process.

Carlie works with her clients to establish meaningful rehabilitation goals and develop a bespoke treatment plan. Carlie is also skilled in neurological rehabilitation, the provision of equipment and housing adaptations, fatigue management strategies, and return to work programmes. Carlie aims to help her client improve their quality of life and overall independence within their home and community.

Carlie is dedicated to her on-going education and professional development. She completed an Occupational Therapy MSc in 2016, focusing on the understanding of autonomy for people with dementia and how OT's enable autonomy for vulnerable clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Manchester, Salford

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Stephanie

Cheshire, North West England

With over 15 years’ experience, Stephanie has worked within acute and inpatient rehabilitation settings, treating clients with a variety of conditions including stroke, traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, spinal injuries and multiple sclerosis. Currently specialising in neurological rehabilitation, Stephanie carries out various complex assessments and treatment, including functional and cognitive assessments, splinting and prescribing specialist equipment.

Stephanie has completed various training courses to accompany her clinical work, including splinting and introductory Bobath modules. Stephanie works with adult clients at home, visiting areas in North West England including Cheshire, Derbyshire, Manchester and Wrexham.

Stephanie aims to work in a client centred way, ensuring they reach their rehabilitation goals and increase their independence. She keeps her clinical knowledge up to date, attending training courses and conferences, as well as maintaining her membership with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Wales, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, West Yorkshire, Wrexham, Liverpool, Manchester, Salford

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care

Shubhra

Cheshire, North West England

Shubhra is an expert Occupational Therapist specialising in Functional Rehabilitation. She is based in Warrington and covers a large client base across North-West England including Cheshire, Lancashire, Liverpool, and Manchester. With over 20 years of experience, Shubhra has an extensive knowledge of different conditions and client needs including brain injury, heart conditions, fractures and orthopaedic injuries, stroke, and Parkinson’s.

Delivering comprehensive assessments, Shubhra works with clients to develop personalised treatment plans. Her priority is to ensure each client reaches their maximum level of independence through tailored activities, rehabilitation plans, and equipment provisions. Shubhra can advise on a wide range of equipment, aids, and home adaptations including hoists and specialised beds. She also has a keen interest in mental health, helping clients with anxiety and depression through motivational interviewing, stress management, and effective planning.

Shubhra has worked in a specialist Cardiac Rehabilitation team as an expert occupational therapist, supporting clients with angina, heart disease, and post-surgical recovery. Working with clients and their families to inform them of potential changes to their lifestyle, risk factors, and long-term management. Shubhra worked effectively in a multidisciplinary team to ensure the personal goals of the client were met.

Shubhra regularly undertakes courses and attends workshops in a wide variety of areas including neuro linguistic programming.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Liverpool, Manchester

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Counselling, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Balance, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Laura

Cheshire, North West England

Laura is an OT based in Stockport, visiting clients with a wide range of needs across Manchester and the surrounding areas. She has experience working with children and adults with a range of physical disabilities, learning and sensory impairments, and mental health conditions. This experience has provided her with an array of interpersonal skills, professional attributes, and knowledge to work collaboratively with clients and their families with the aim to improve their overall quality of life.

Laura's main area of expertise is in relation to housing adaptions and the assessment and prescription of specialist equipment. She carries out expert assessments and provides tailored treatment plans to her clients to help them achieve the most from life. She identifies needs focusing on mobility, transfers, activities of daily living, access, health & safety, and sensory ability, formulating goals jointly with the client, and formulating treatment plans. Laura provides recommendations on the provision of equipment and adaptations to meet these goals. She addresses client’s individual needs and wishes and assists them in the creation of a home environment that suits both the client and their wider family.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care

Jo

Cheshire, North West England

Jo is a highly skilled OT based in Cheshire, covering a client base across Greater Manchester, Warrington, and North Wales. She has extensive experience in moving and handling, assessing for equipment, adaptations and support packages, reablement, and the management of fatigue, anxiety and breathlessness.

Jo has facilitated training sessions for other health professionals on managing breathlessness, writing effective goals and working in an enabling way. An article detailing her work within reablement was published in Occupational Therapy News, which she later presented to other teams in the country.

Jo has volunteered for her local Alzheimer's Society branch committee and recently trained as a Dementia Friends Champion. Jo always goes the extra mile for her clients, striving for excellence and individualised care.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Sam

Cheshire, North West England

With over 10 years of experience, Sam is an expert in her field of neurology, working with clients with a range of neurological conditions. She works closely with her clients, carrying out full assessments and providing bespoke treatment plans to help her clients gain as much independence as possible. Sam is based in Cheshire and visits clients across the North-West of England.

Sam supports her clients with a range of needs including behavioural difficulties, cognitive assessments and rehabilitation, planning and execution of activities, upper limb treatments for both gross and fine motor deficits, assessment of ADLs, balance and co-ordination, visual perception and sensory deficits. Sam also provides training and advice to families and carers to help them understand her client's condition and the most effective ways to care for them, as well as training carers in safe moving & handling techniques.

Sam works closely with the charity, Headway, on a regular basis. She has completed a Bobath course in normal movement and has completed training in neurological splinting and casting to manage abnormal tone.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, East Midlands, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Newport, Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Splinting, Anxiety management & relaxation

Julie

Cheshire, North West England

Julie specialises in adult rehabilitation across North West England and the West Midlands including, Manchester, Liverpool, Wolverhampton, and Stoke-on-Trent. She has been delivering expert care and advice for over a decade, covering neurological conditions, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s, anxiety, and depression.

Julie has extensive experience evaluating safety concerns in the home and community, conducting assessments to support suitable treatments and facilities, and the review of care packages. This includes suggesting specialist home adaptations and aids, such as beds and seating. She strives to enhance her client’s independence, delivering the best possible care and advice in regards to both physical and mental well-being. She can provide expert treatment on areas including fatigue management, routine planning, daily living skills, behaviour management, social integration, and anxiety management. Julie also spends time providing invaluable support to families and carers, whom she recognises are just as important to the overall care experience.

Julie qualified in 2006 from York St John University College. Her career has seen her working in a variety of settings, including in-patient psychiatry, community services, and forensic services. Julie is a member of the Independent Practice specialist section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, and actively engages in peer supervision on topics surrounding mental health, brain injury, and dementia services, and is experienced working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, East Midlands, Wales, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Conwy, Isle of Anglesey, Wrexham, Liverpool, Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, PIPs, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Our private OT’s in Cumbria

The OT Practice provides expert, independent occupational therapy services throughout the Cumbria region as well as nationwide. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing the entire Cumbria region including Carlisle, Keswick, Penrith and Windermere.

Occupational therapists work to break down the barriers which hold back individuals in carrying out their day to day activities. OTs not only look at the physical effects of ageing, injury or disease, but also address the psycho-social, community and environmental factors that influence functional ability.

Our Cumbria therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, seating & postural management, housing & equipment, vocational rehabilitation and paediatrics. For a free initial consultation over the telephone, please call one of our dedicated client managers who will be able to find you the right OT. You can also learn more about some of the private therapists in our Cumbria team from their profiles above. All our assessment and therapy packages are costed in detail at the outset, so we will never surprise you with “hidden charges” later on (such as travel costs or administrative fees).

If your enquiry relates to children’s occupational therapy, you can learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team by visiting the OT Practice Kids section of our site.

Our OT’s are helping people throughout Cumbria deal with a variety of difficulties. If you would like to find out more visit our pages dedicated to explaining how our occupational therapists can help with common difficulties, covering adults and children. The most common difficulties we see are shown below, alternatively just call us on 0330 024 9910 for a free over-the-phone consultation.

Common difficulties we can help with

Moving around the home

Home activities can become a challenge with age or after an accident, illness or diagnosis leading to reduced independence and confidence

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Organisation skills

A child's ability to organise their body and environment to perform daily activities such as sitting correctly and arranging a desk

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Balance & coordination

Children with balance & coordination difficulties can struggle with activities such as dressing, using cutlery, riding a bike, running or playing sport

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Visual perceptual skills

A child’s ability to process what they see and respond with meaningful movement

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Fine motor skills

Small movements of the hand and fingers that allow a child to write and draw, as well as manipulate buttons, zips and shoelaces

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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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Self-care skills

A child’s ability to carry out basic self care tasks such as dressing, teeth cleaning or using cutlery

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Cooking & household activities

Practical techniques to maximise independence at home following a medical diagnosis, accident or period of recuperation

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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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Standing & self support

Assisting with standing and self-support following an illness, accident, or with advancing age

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Access in & out of the home

Solutions for when an accident, illness or age makes access in and out of the home a challenge

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Gross motor skills

Difficulties with gross motor skills cause clumsy or uncoordinated movement, leading to problems with tasks such as dressing, running or riding a bike

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Mobility & falls

As we age or after an illness or accident, it is common for mobility to deteriorate, leading to falls, loss of confidence and reduced independence

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Low motivation (strategies)

Strategies to address persistently low motivation causing under-performance at work, problems at home or in relationships

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Children with complex needs

Practical support and advice for children with multiple or complex needs such as equipment, seating, splinting or housing

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Disabling tiredness

Addressing the debilitating effect of fatigue to improve motivation, energy and engagement with day-to-day life

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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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Planning activities

Planning and performing activities as part of a fulfilling and meaningful daily routine

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Confidence

Equipping children struggling with class participation and friendships due to shyness or faltering self-confidence, with the skills & self-belief they need.

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Personal care & dressing

Restoring skills for personal care such as washing and dressing after accident, illness or with advancing age

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Forgetfulness & memory problems

Memory loss following diagnoses of dementia or brain injuries, as well as normal ageing process or during periods of unusual stress

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Getting out & about – scooters, chairs & cars

Purchasing and learning to use specialist equipment and vehicles for reduced mobility due to accident, ill health or old age

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Can we help?

Call our client managers on 0330 024 9910
Or email enquiries@theotpractice.co.uk

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

Clergy Support Trust
L&Q
The Royal British Legion
Invictus Health
Architects Benevolent Society
Haringey
RAFBF
Runnymede Borough Council
The Good Care Group
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Baston House School
Masons
Care Tech
Papworth Trust
Hillingdon Autistic Care
Family Focused Case Management
Bush & Company Rehabilitation
Licensed Trade Charity
Viavi
Help & Care
Grayshott Spa
Richmond
HCML
Tania Brown
Guildford Borough Council
British Nuclear Test Veterans Association
Leicestershire County Council
Lawray Architects
The Royal Marines Charity
Bank Workers Charity
Wandsworth
Proclaim Care
The Nuclear Community Charity Fund
Mole Valley District Council
Newlife Charity
Sunrise
Bracknell Forest Council
Help For Heros
CCMS
Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Association
AJM Healthcare
Anchor
UK Case Management
Plymouth City Council
More Than Mobility
Waverley Borough Council
Fashion, Textile, Childrens Trust
SSAFA Charity

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