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Private occupational therapy in Swansea

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Sue

Cardiff, Wales

Sue specialises in providing Housing & Equipment and Moving & Handling assessments to adults. She has completed various post graduate training including techniques in safer manual handling. She is based in Cardiff, covering client base around Wales and the South West of England including Swansea, Newport, and Caerphilly.

Sue has extensive clinical experience working in a variety of settings including private practice, health and social services. Sue is experienced managing a complex caseload of clients with a variety of needs including care of the elderly, amputees, orthopaedics, neurological rehabilitation, and community mental health.

Sue delivers expert assessments and interventions to clients in their own homes, working in partnership with clients, families, case managers, equipment suppliers, surveyors, and architects to offer a high-quality service. In her recommendations, Sue suggests specialist equipment and minor and major adaptations to encourage her client's independence. This also includes provision of manual handling plans to ensure effective and safe use of transfer aids, hoists, and alternative techniques.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Wales, Bristol, Somerset, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Cardiff, Swansea

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

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

Hazel

Cardiff, Cardiff

Cardiff, Newport and North Somerset Occupational Therapist Hazel has experience working in Housing, Orthopaedics, Acute Mental Health, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Reablement and Discharge to Assess, Prevention of Admission and Urgent Care. She enjoys working with Parkinson's, Stroke, Dementia, Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis, COPD, Balance and Co-ordination, Programme Planning, Routine Daily Plans, Exercise Programmes, Strengthening Muscles, Relaxation Techniques, Rehabilitation, Mobility, Personal Care, Self Care, Hygiene Tasks, Food preparation, and Alzheimer's

Hazel also specialises in Gerontology ageing which allows her to carry out extensive assessments looking at her clients functional and cognitive needs through assessment and treatment. Her expertise in housing equipment; providing adaptations allows individuals to stay in their homes independently for longer.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Wales, Bristol, Swansea

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

Certificate in Education

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation

Sarah

Cardiff, The Vale of Glamorgan

Sarah is an experienced Occupational Therapist with a strong background in vocational, functional, and neurological rehabilitation, as well as expertise in moving and handling, and seating and postural management. Residing in the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff, Wales, Sarah extends her services to various locations, including Bristol, Somerset, Herefordshire, Bridgend, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Swansea, Torfaen, Bath, and Swansea.

With a commitment to enhancing the lives of her clients, Sarah employs her skills in vocational rehabilitation, helping individuals regain independence and achieve their occupational goals. Her work in functional and neurological rehabilitation showcases her proficiency in addressing a wide range of conditions, ensuring comprehensive care for her clients.

Sarah's dedication to serving diverse communities across different regions reflects her passion for making a positive impact on the lives of those she works with. Through her extensive experience and commitment to professional excellence, Sarah strives to empower individuals to overcome challenges and live life to the fullest.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Wales, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Somerset, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, The Vale of Glamorgan, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, Bath

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, TBI

Amy

Cardiff, Wales

Amy is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist from Cardiff with over 10 years’ experience. She is passionate about working with adults with physical and cognitive disabilities including arthritis, amputations, Parkinson’s, dementia, stroke, and learning disabilities. Amy visits clients across Wales and the South West of England covering Swansea, Bristol, Gloucester, and Newport.

Amy has worked extensively in health, social services and housing teams throughout her career, completing minor and major housing adaptations, moving and handling assessments/interventions and specialist seating assessments to manage postural needs. Amy has developed an in-depth understanding of suitable housing adaptations and equipment aids, designed to maximise a client’s abilities and to ensure they are not limited by the environment around them. Amy can support clients with DFGs as well as Best Interest Assessments.

In order to provide the best possible treatment for the people she works with, Amy actively develops her clinical skills through regular post graduate training ensuring the work she completes reflects best practice and research. Following the completion of her BSc in Occupational Therapy at Cardiff University, Amy completed an MSc in Occupational Therapy in Advanced Practice in 2019 and attended a 4-day course focusing on housing adaptations for people with disabilities.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Wales, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Somerset, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, The Vale of Glamorgan

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Postural management

Lindsey

Ceredigion, Wales

Lindsey is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist with over 20 years working across a variety of in-patient, community, and private settings. She is skilled in assessments and treatments of a wide range of physical health conditions including neurological and chronic health problems. Lindsay is based in Ceredigion, Wales, and travels to neighbouring Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire to assess and treat clients in their own homes.

Lindsey is passionate about helping people maximise their potential by holistic working. She gets the best results by ensuring she addresses a person's physical, cognitive, and psychological needs to help them live as independently as possible. She works with adult clients with a wide range of conditions including, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and Parkinson Disease.

Committed to her ongoing professional development, Lindsay regularly undertakes post-graduate training to expand her clinical knowledge and skill-set. Most recently she has completed training in neuro-linguistic programming, pain management, stress illness recovery, and upper limb rehabilitation. Lindsay is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their Specialist Section in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Wales, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Powys

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Suzanna

Denbighshire, Wales

Suzanna delivers specialist advice and treatment to clients across North Wales and North West England, including Cheshire, Merseyside, and Flintshire. Her focus is on daily living skills, community access, self-care, and learning disabilities. Suzanna also has extensive experience with mental health including treating and handling anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Her main aim is to reduce environmental barriers, improve well-being and quality of life, and enhance independence.

Suzanna has experience in orthopaedics and trauma, community rehabilitation, care of the elderly, and wheelchair therapy. Suzanna’s specialist knowledge of wheelchair therapy and accreditation includes conducting postural wheelchair assessments, supporting rehabilitation engineers and technical wheelchair instructors, leading wheelchair clinics, and completing home assessments. These assessments evaluate the need for any housing adaptations, minor or major, and helping apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG).

Suzanna attained a BSc in Physiology/Pharmacology in 1999 and her BSc in Occupational Therapy in 2011. Suzanna is a BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists) member and has also raised money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Mind, and Scope in recent years.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Wales, Cheshire, Merseyside, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, Learning disability

Jacqui

Flintshire, Wales

Jacqui is based in Flintshire, visiting clients across North-West England and Wales. With over 15 years’ experience, Jacqui's expertise is in rehabilitation following an injury or long-term condition. She supports adult clients with a variety of needs, including neurological, physical, and mental health conditions. She has extensive experience working with MS, Parkinson's disease, stroke, spinal injury, cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia, arthritis, heart disease, and learning disabilities.

Throughout her career, Jacqui has developed her clinical knowledge through hospital and community-based roles, promoting independence and well-being in the home. She delivers expert assessments and builds strong therapeutic relationships with her clients, supporting them to reach their own personal goals. Jacqui supports clients with fatigue management, helping them to develop daily routines and manage tasks effectively. Intervention can include the provision of specialist seating and equipment, recommendations on housing adaptations, and advice and support on safe manual handling.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Wales, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Shropshire, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, Learning disability

Claire

Newport, Wales

OT Claire works in Bristol and Wales (specifically Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen), where she specialises in Seating & Postural Management, Functional Rehabilitation, and Moving & Handling. She enjoys supporting clients with Developmental Disorders, Fatigue and Falls Management, Cognitive Stimulation, Hand Therapy, Sensory Integration, Palliative care and ADLs. She recommends Equipment and Minor Adaptions. Working in both short and long-term rehabilitation, Claire has over 12 years’ experience working with Orthopaedics, Renal conditions and other Neurodegenerative conditions such as Brain Injury, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's disease, Cerebral Palsy and Diabetes.

Claire is passionate about empowering and working collaboratively with her clients to achieve their goals, and she takes pride in her ability to build therapeutic relationships and problem solve complex issues. Also, she has experience working with interpreters. Because of her consistent high standard of practice, Claire was awarded a ‘Certificate of Excellence in Practice’ from Cardiff University.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Wales, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen, Cardiff

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management

Alistair

Pembrokeshire, Wales

Alistair, an accomplished Occupational Therapist residing in Pembrokeshire, Wales who specialises in in Functional and Neurological rehabilitation, though his expertise extends to housing adaptations, manual handling and mental health. His extensive experience encompasses working with diverse conditions, including spinal cord injuries, frailty, and fine motor skills.

Alistair adopts a comprehensive approach, emphasising independence and improved quality-of-life for his clients. Through close collaboration and personalised treatment plans, he diligently supports individuals in overcoming challenges and achieving their goals. Alistair's unwavering dedication to the field of occupational therapy makes him an invaluable professional, committed to empowering individuals on their path to recovery and enhanced functionality.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, South of England, South East of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Avon, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Herefordshire, Kent, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Borders, Orkney, Shetland, South Lanarkshire, Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Wrexham

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Caroline

The Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

Based in Penarth, just south of Cardiff, Caroline is an Occupational Therapist covering South Wales and the West of England, including Swansea, Newport, and Bristol. Caroline will identify areas of functional difficulty within the home and provide advice on specialist equipment and adaptations for the home, in an aim to maintain her client’s independence. She can also make recommendations relating to Moving & Handling, ensuring that all of the client’s needs are addressed and any risks are managed.

Caroline has worked with clients with a broad range of conditions including, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and brain injury. She also has a specialist understanding of DFG Assessments and so can assist clients in the process.

Working for over 15 years in both the public and private sector, Caroline’s extensive experience saw her rise to the role of Senior OT and involved the training and supervising of other occupational therapists. Caroline has worked successfully in multi-disciplinary teams, closely collaborating with care agencies, grants officers, and charities.

Caroline attained her BSc in Occupational Therapy from The University of Wales, College of Medicine in 2002 and continues to undertake postgraduate training to ensure her professional development. This includes a Level 2 NVQ in Team Leading which Caroline achieved in 2008. Caroline also holds professional membership with the Independent Practice specialist section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Wales, Bristol, Herefordshire, Wiltshire, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Postural management

Jennifer

Wrexham, Wales

Jennifer is an expert Occupational Therapist based in Wrexham. She specialises in Functional Rehabilitation, delivering holistic assessments to clients across Wales and the North West of England including Cheshire, Merseyside, and Shropshire. She works with clients with a wide range of injuries and conditions such as amputations, osteoporosis, cardiac conditions, dementia and Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.

Delivering in-depth assessments of each clients physical and cognitive strengths and limitations, Jennifer is able to create bespoke and tailored treatment plans to maximise every client’s potential. She strives to improve their independence at home and in the community, helping them to feel safe conducting activities of everyday living such as cooking and cleaning. She supports them with self-care tasks, suggesting effective ways to live independently whilst managing pain and fatigue. Jennifer works collaboratively with clients, their families, and other healthcare professionals to ensure a client’s every need is met.

Often working with older adults, Jennifer has specialist experience within the clinical areas of frailty, dementia, and orthopaedics. She is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section for Older People.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Wales, Cheshire, Merseyside, Shropshire, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Balance

Victoria

Cardiff, Newport

Vikki is a Paediatric OT from Newport, working with children across Wales and the West Midlands including Cardiff, Swansea, and Bristol. She specialises in sensory integration, working with children of all ages with a variety of conditions including autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and dyspraxia. Vikki was previously a Lead OT at a deaf inpatient service for children and adolescents, so is highly experienced in delivering specialist interventions in this field.

Visiting children of all ages at home and in schools, Vikki provides assessments and expert treatment. She has experience helping children with sensory loss, co-ordination problems, fine and gross motor skills, and handwriting. She works with schools and colleges with EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan), supporting children, families, and educations staff with any special educational needs the child has, and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure every aspect of a child’s care is covered.

Vikki continuously develops her clinical knowledge and skillset, undertaking training in British Sign Language Level 1 and 2, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Sensory Profiling. Recently, she also completed a Train the Trainer course with Dyslexia Action and training with Dyspraxia UK.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, South East of England, Wales, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Birmingham

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation

Our private OT’s in Swansea

The OT Practice is a leading provider of independent occupational therapy throughout the UK, and perfectly placed to help you, your family members or clients in Swansea or surrounding areas. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing all areas of Swansea, including Burry Green, Fairwood, Ilston, Norton and Treboeth.

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 private Swansea therapists cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, neurological or functional rehabilitation and hand therapy. By clicking on the profiles above you can find out more about some of our therapists in the region. Alternatively, you can call one of our dedicated and friendly case managers, who will discuss your circumstances with you and guide you towards the right OT. 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 you are enquiring about occupational therapy services for children, please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our site to learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team.

Our OT’s are helping people in Swansea 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

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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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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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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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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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Standing & self support

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

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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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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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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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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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Planning activities

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

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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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Can we help?

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

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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