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Private occupational therapy in the West Midlands

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Lucy

Birmingham, West Midlands

Lucy is based in Sutton Coldfield, just outside of Birmingham, visiting clients across the West Midlands including Wolverhampton, Coventry, and Stafford. With over 15 years’ experience, Lucy is a specialist OT in Functional Rehabilitation with particular expertise working with older adults. Lucy completes comprehensive assessments that identify a client’s every need around the home and community, supporting with a range of needs caused by conditions or injuries including orthopaedic trauma, respiratory conditions, cancer, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Alzheimer’s, and other progressive conditions.

Lucy works with clients to help them manage day-to-day life, planning effective routines and safely undertaking activities of daily living such as cooking and cleaning. Lucy creates tailored rehabilitation plans and recommends minor equipment aids to manage fatigue, pain, and breathlessness. Lucy has an extensive product knowledge of complex disability aids and adaptations, supporting with a wide range of client needs both in the home and when out and about. Lucy’s principal aim is to help every client regain their previous level of function or adapt to their new one.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Birmingham

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care

Elizabeth

Herefordshire, West Midlands

Liz is an Occupational Therapist with extensive experience in Neurological Rehabilitation. She has worked in acute and community settings for over 20 years, acquiring invaluable knowledge and skills in all areas of neurology including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntingdon’s disease, traumatic brain injury, subdural haemorrhage, motor neuron disease, functional neurological disorder, cerebral palsy, neurodevelopmental delays, and brain tumours. Liz visits adult and paediatric clients across Wales and the West Midlands.

Liz predominantly supports clients with complex and varied needs including cognitive and psychological changes, bespoke seating assessments, and assistive technology. Liz also supports paediatric clients with developmental delay and postural issues and has experience in assistive technologies in rehabilitation.

Liz completed a Master’s Degree in Neurological Occupational Therapy in 2011 and has also delivered numerous training programmes to multi-disciplinary teams. She is an active member of the Welsh Neurological Specialist Section for OT's and represented Wales at the National Neurological OT conference. This involved helping run training days for other OTs who specialise in Neurological Rehabilitation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, Wales, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, The Vale of Glamorgan, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry, Swansea

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

PIPs, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation

Rachel

Shropshire, West Midlands

Rachel is a Paediatric OT based in Shrewsbury, visiting clients across the West Midlands and Wales, including Birmingham, Liverpool, and Wolverhampton. She provides specialist assessments and treatments for children and their families in both home and school settings. Rachel specialises in Sensory Integration and autism, but works with children with a wide range of conditions and needs including, Down’s syndrome, learning difficulties, ADHD, and anxiety disorders.

Throughout her career, Rachel has acquired a strong skillset to support with a child’s development. These include Makaton training, using signs and gestures alongside speech to enhance communication, and motivational interviewing. Rachel focuses on enhancing a child’s self-care skills so that they can act independently at home, this includes activities such as dressing, washing, and feeding. Rachel also works with a child to support community access and social integration, aiming to ensure that a child has all of the opportunities available to them at school and in the wider community.

Rachel is a member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists and regularly completes additional qualifications to enhance her knowledge and skillset.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, Wales, Cheshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Powys, Wrexham, Birmingham, Liverpool, Wolverhampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Lorna

Shropshire, West Midlands

Specialising in Paediatrics, Lorna is an experienced OT based in Shropshire. She visits clients across the West Midlands including Cheshire, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, and Stoke-on-Trent. Lorna has practiced in the field of paediatrics for over 15 years, supporting children with a wide range of conditions including autism, developmental delay, and learning disabilities.

Lorna works with children in both home and school settings, offering bespoke treatment programmes tailored to the child’s individual needs. She principally supports with motor and sensory difficulties including handwriting, fine and gross motor skills, self-care tasks, and behavioural management.

Although primarily focused on Paediatrics, Lorna is also experienced in Housing and Equipment and Functional Rehabilitation assessments for adults. She delivers expert advice on a range of client needs, from equipment provisions, daily living skills, return to work programmes, and motivational interviewing.

Lorna is committed to her continued professional development, undertaking a wide range of post-graduate courses in areas such as Motivational Interviewing, Coaching, Sensory Integration level 1 and 2, and Cognitive Orientation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, Wales, Cheshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Powys, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, CO-OP Practitioner

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Counselling, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation

Amy

Staffordshire, West Midlands

Based in Staffordshire, just south of Stoke-on-Trent, Amy is a highly experienced OT specialising in Housing & Equipment. She covers a client base across the Midlands, offering expert housing assessments and recommendations. Amy has worked in this field for over 15 years, supporting adults with a wide range of physical disabilities and conditions often with secondary sensory and cognitive needs.

Amy conducts holistic assessments of a client’s functional needs in the home and strives to maximise their level of independence. This includes their ability to safely and confidently undertake activities of daily living such as cooking and cleaning. Amy can recommend both minor and major housing adaptations to suit the client’s individual needs. Amy has particular expertise working with older adults, supporting with mobility and home adaptations. She has also undertaken specialist training in dementia awareness. Amy is skilled in complex manual handling, including specific training in bariatric moving & handling. She can also advise on Disability Facilities Grants and Personal Independence Payments, having had experience as a Disability Assessor in the past.

Amy is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Devon, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Kent, Leicestershire, Merseyside, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Plymouth, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Derby

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, PIPs, Daily living skills

Manpreet

Staffordshire, West Midlands

Specialising in Paediatrics, Manpreet is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist providing clients with expert assessments and interventions. She is based in Stafford and covers the West Midlands region including Cheshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, and Staffordshire. She has experience working with a range of physical, emotional, sensory, and learning difficulties including autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, cerebral palsy, and Down's syndrome.

Manpreet is experienced in helping children of all ages with an extensive range of needs, having worked across many setting within the NHS, local authorities, private companies, as well as charities. She provides Functional Rehabilitation, working with the child to develop fine and gross motor skills with particular focus on activities of daily living. Manpreet is also trained in Sensory Integration and is currently completing a further qualification to become an SI Practitioner.

Although Manpreet now specialises in Paediatrics, she also has extensive experience working with adults and can provide holistic assessments to evaluate a client’s needs in their home environment. Manpreet is particularly experienced in Housing & Equipment and is used to working alongside housing associations, surveyors, and architects to manage major home adaptations.

Alongside her commitment to her continued professional development, Manpreet is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their Specialist Sections for Children, Young People, and Families, Learning Disabilities, and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

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, Social integration, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Paula

Warwickshire, West Midlands

Based in Warwickshire, Paula delivers specialist assessments to clients at home, travelling to Coventry, Birmingham, Solihull, Warwick, and Stratford-on-Avon. With over 20 years’ experience, Paula specialises in both Neurological and Functional Rehabilitation, as well as Vocational Rehabilitation with adult clients.

Paula has experience of working in acute hospitals, community hospitals, specialist neuro-rehabilitation centres, as well as being part of a community neuro-rehab team. She works with clients with various conditions including traumatic and acquired brain injury, stroke, visual impairment, as well as fatigue management. She has a particular interest in working with clients who experience cognitive or behavioural difficulties due to brain injury.

Specialising in Vocational Rehabilitation, Paula helps clients by getting them back into work after sustaining traumatic brain injury or orthopaedic injuries. Visiting her client at home or in work, Paula provides detailed assessments and treatment programmes, with an aim to help her client reach realistic and achievable goals.

Paula is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Independent Practice, Work, and Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, South East of England, Buckinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care

Joanne

Warwickshire, West Midlands

Providing Functional Rehabilitation, Joanne is an expert OT who also specialises in Seating & Postural Management and Moving & Handling. She lives in Warwickshire, visiting clients in Coventry, Birmingham, Solihull, and Warwick. Joanne has worked in various clinical settings, including acute hospitals, hospices and within the community. Having worked for over 15 years treating clients with various medical and physical conditions, Joanne now specialises in oncology and palliative care conditions, ensuring her care is always client-centred.

Joanne completes comprehensive assessments of her client's needs, focusing on physical and cognitive function, environmental factors and risks of falls within the home. She also completes detailed seating assessments, providing wheelchairs and seating solutions, as well as advice on pressure prevention and relief. Working holistically, Joanne ensures all of her client's needs are met and delivers a treatment plan that aims to maximise function and safety within the home. The includes symptom management advice and techniques and help with self-care tasks, also offering support with fatigue and anxiety management.

Joanne has actively been involved with teaching, specifically on topics on palliative care, non-pharmacological symptom management, and communication skills. She is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Self care, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation

Anne

Worcestershire, West Midlands

Having worked with clients in various health care settings, Anne has gained over 30 years’ experience in the areas of Rehabilitation and Housing & Equipment. She works with adult clients in their homes, covering the West and East Midlands including Coventry, Birmingham, Solihull, and Warwick. Anne has worked in various clinical settings, treating clients with neurological, orthopaedic, and physical conditions.

Anne delivers expert assessments, working closely with the client and their family to create a bespoke treatment plan which aims to improve their function and quality of life. Within the treatment plan, Anne will often recommend assistive equipment and housing adaptations to maximise a person’s independence within their home and community. She provides assistance and guidance on the most appropriate seating solutions, including wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Where appropriate, Anne undertakes workplace assessments and will put together a return to work programme for her client, helping them gain skills and make their workplace more accessible. Anne is also skilled in carrying out Blue Badge and mobility assessments, as well as gaining a Train the Trainer qualification.

Anne continues her professional development to enhance her clinical skills, including her membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Work.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care

Tracy

Worcestershire, West Midlands

Tracy is a specialist Occupational Therapist, delivering expert Neurological Rehabilitation for adult clients. She is based in Worcestershire, treating clients at home and visiting them in the areas of Dudley, Evesham, Kidderminster, and Worcester.

Tracy treats clients with a variety of conditions including traumatic and acquired brain injury, stroke, executive planning difficulties, and mental health needs. She delivers functional and cognitive based assessments in the client's own environment, identifying their goals to help them increase their independence. Involving the client's family and carers within the treatment plan, Tracy will encourage and motivate her client to reach their maximum potential and be confident in their everyday activities.

Tracy also treats clients who present with challenging behaviours and will recommended and provide intervention for mental health and emotional needs. This includes working on social communication and independent living skills, as well as vocational rehabilitation and helping the client return to work.

She maintains active professional development through her membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Work.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Coventry

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, PIPs, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care

Marie

Worcestershire, West Midlands

Marie is an experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapist visiting clients across the Midlands including Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, and Oxfordshire. Specialising in neurological conditions, Marie has worked with clients with a range of conditions such as cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome, muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, acquired brain injury, learning disability, and complex needs.

Marie has over 20 years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist in both the NHS and the private sector. Marie is used to multi-disciplinary working and works well supporting families, carers, and therapy support staff to implement treatment and rehabilitation programmes. Marie is a trained Bobath Therapist and has experience of working with children with complex therapy and equipment needs.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Laura

Birmingham, West Midlands

Laura has over 20 years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist, with extensive knowledge in the field of neurology and acquired brain injury. She works with adults and children with a diverse range of disabilities and conditions including acquired and traumatic brain injuries, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, and brain tumours. Laura is based just outside of Birmingham, visiting clients across the Midlands including Leicester, Nottingham, and Stoke-on-Trent.

Laura delivers holistic assessments and interventions, considering a client’s personal goals and maximum potential. She supports with a range of needs such as cognitive deficits, visual and perceptual impairments, postural management, splinting, wheelchair needs, behaviour difficulties, speech and communication difficulties, and sensory impairments.

Laura is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their Specialist Section for Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Splinting

Alison

Birmingham, Warwickshire

Based just outside of Birmingham, Alison visits clients across the Midlands including Warwickshire, Worcestershire, and Gloucestershire. With over 10 years of experience in Occupational Therapy, Alison provides expert assessments and interventions. She specialises in progressive neurological conditions supporting with rehabilitation needs, housing adaptations and equipment, and where required, return to work planning. She is experienced helping clients with conditions such as motor neurone disease, cancer, Huntington’s disease, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, and COPD and other respiratory conditions.

Alison is highly skilled in palliative care and is passionate about improving the quality of life for people with life-limiting conditions. She has experience working with clients of all ages including paediatrics, adults and the elderly and is committed to improving her client’s independence at home. She is skilled in identifying areas of functional difficulty within the home environment and can provide recommendations for supportive equipment and adaptations designed to maximise a client’s potential. Alison is also particularly knowledgeable in assistive technology and enabling her clients to use computers, mobile phones, tablets, and their television.

Alison in a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists as well as their Specialist Section for Independent Practice. She maintains her continual professional development through regular attendance at conferences and seminars designed to enhance her clinical practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Bristol, Coventry, Wolverhampton

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Lesley

Birmingham, Worcestershire

Lesley is an expert Occupational Therapist and is highly experienced in Seating & Postural Management and Functional Rehabilitation. She is based in Birmingham and visits clients across the West Midlands. Lesley has particular expertise working with older people, helping with falls prevention, bed-based rehabilitation, and palliative care. She also supports clients with a range of conditions including Parkinson's, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cancer, fractures, arthritis, and dementia.

Lesley achieves the best outcomes for her clients through the use of her advanced communication and interpersonal skills and working in a multidisciplinary way with various healthcare professionals and specialist companies. She works with clients in their home environment, ensuring all of their needs are met and encouraging them to live as independently as possible.

As a dedicated OT, Lesley is a member of two Specialist Sections at the Royal College of Occupational Therapist; Major Health Conditions and Older People.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

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

Joanne

Birmingham, Worcestershire

Joanne is an Occupational Therapist with over 15 years of experience, visiting client across the West Midlands including Birmingham, Worcester, and Wolverhampton. She has worked in many different settings, acquiring a specialist knowledge in autism, learning disabilities, and complex needs. Joanne delivers expert assessments and interventions, supporting children and young people to reach their maximum potential. She can help children, their families, and education staff to manage fatigue, behaviour, and anxiety.

Joanne is experienced working in schools helping education staff to support young people with managing learning and behaviours. Joanne has developed programmes for young people to gain confidence and self-esteem in social skills, fine motor skills, and gross motor skills. She has delivered psycho-educational training to young people, caregivers, school staff and health and social care professionals. Joanne is very interested in sensory processing difficulties and the impact this has on day to day functioning.

As a member of two Specialist Sections in Children, Young People and Families and Independent Practice at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Joanne is a committed and driven OT. She regularly undertakes training on a wide range of topics including Sensory Integration, Bobath, and Makaton.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Alison

Coventry, West Midlands

Alison is an experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapist, treating children with a wide range of needs and conditions at home, school, and nursery. Alison covers a client base across the West Midlands, including Coventry, Northampton, and Birmingham. She assesses and treats children with difficulties relating to daily living skills, gross and fine motor skills, handwriting, balance and coordination. Her experience is particularly relevant with, but not limited to, conditions such as cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, ASD, Down’s syndrome, epilepsy, and dyspraxia.

Alison is driven to help children develop confidence and independence, through performing daily living and self-care tasks such as dressing, teeth cleaning, and using cutlery. Alison is an expert in fine motor skills, covering hand and finger movements such as doing up buttons, shoelaces and zips, using scissors, and handwriting. She focuses on improving hand strength and hand-eye coordination. In particular, Alison conducts handwriting assessments and treatments, evaluating a child’s pencil grip, hand strength, dexterity, and level of tiredness and concentration completing the task. Alison will also consider seating position, and core and shoulder stability. She can recommend positioning or seating aids if required.

Alison assesses requirements for specialist chairs and beds, hoists, and bathroom adaptations, ensuring a child can move safely around the home, reducing the risk of falls and injury. She also has extensive experience helping with DFG Assessments to provide additional support to families.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Coventry

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support

Ian

Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

Ian is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist, specialising in Neurological, Functional, and Vocational Rehabilitation. Based in Wolverhampton, Ian visits clients in Walsall, Dudley, Derby, Birmingham, and Coventry. During Ian's career, he has worked in acute, out patients, and community settings. He now provides independent assessments to clients at home, with experience helping clients with a variety of clinical needs such as chronic pain, brain injury, stroke, fatigue, and hand/wrist related conditions.

Ian provides client centred interventions, focusing on the rehabilitation of his client and their activities of daily life. With over 20 years of experience, Ian can provide support on a wide range of client needs. He can also advise on specialist equipment, adaptations required in the home, and hand therapies to support them regain their independence in day to day life.

Ian continues his professional development by attending training sessions and conferences including a postgraduate course in the management of neurological conditions.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, West and South West of England, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Derby

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration

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

Sarah

Derbyshire, East Midlands

Sarah is a highly motivated and experienced Occupational Therapist who is passionate about providing quality care. Her specialisms include Housing & Equipment, Moving & Handling, ADL assessments, end of life care planning, and stress and fatigue management.

Sarah is based in Derbyshire, covering a client base across the West and East Midlands including Sheffield, Leicester, and Stoke-on-Trent.

Sarah has experience working with clients with conditions such as dementia, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophies, degenerative neurological disorders, falls and fractured bones, stroke, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, respiratory conditions, cardiac conditions, cancer, and functional neurological disorder.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Sheffield, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Derby

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management

Vicky

Northamptonshire, East Midlands

Vicky is an OT located in Kettering, Northamptonshire. She is a highly experienced OT who specialises in Seating and Postural Management, supporting those with physical disabilities and neurological conditions. Vicky mostly works with children in school and home settings, supporting those with cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, and learning difficulties.

Vicky has been an OT for over ten years, working extensively in the field to provide assessments for children of all ages. Vicky will advise on suitable seating and equipment for children, ensuring they have the means to take part in lessons and activities. She also advocates the 24-hour postural care approach, ensuring that every aspect of a client’s life is assessed and the most suitable solution proposed. Vicky will set up any equipment recommended and demonstrate how to correctly and safely use it. On many occasions, she has delivered training in special educational needs and disability (SEND) schools to staff and parents.

Vicky is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section for Independent Practice (RCOTSS-IP) and has completed an MSc Module in Sensory Integration Level 1.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, West Midlands, London - North, Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Derby

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management

Further qualifications

Chailey Postural Management

Specialist skills

Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Kate

Warwickshire, West Midlands

An Occupational Therapist with over 30 years’ experience, Kate specialises in Housing & Equipment, as well as providing Moving & Handling support to adult clients. She has built up an excellent understanding and knowledge of housing needs, from basic equipment to larger home adaptations. Kate is based in Stratford-upon-Avon and visits clients across the Midlands.

Since qualifying, Kate has worked with clients in physical and mental equipment, helping clients in regaining independence and living safely within their home. Kate works with clients with various medical conditions including arthritis, cardiac conditions, respiratory conditions, diabetes and cancer. Working collaboratively with the client and their family, Kate provides expert advice and support to help her client reach their rehabilitation goals and live a life to its maximum potential. This includes the provision of specialist equipment, recommendations of minor and major adaptations, and providing safer moving and handling techniques. She will also provide mobility and Blue Badge assessments where necessary.

Kate is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Independent Practice, ensuring her clinical knowledge is kept up to date.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Coventry

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation

Helen

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Based in Nottingham, Helen visits clients in Mansfield, Derby, Retford, and Southwell. She specialises in Hand Therapy and Rehabilitation, delivering specialist assessments and treatment for clients with a range of injuries and conditions.

Helen works with adults with hand, wrist, and upper limb conditions covering chronic and acute injuries. She has expertise in scar management, desensitisation programmes, and splinting. Helen provides independent assessments and treatment programmes to clients and is committed to maintaining her clients' independence at home. She sets achievable and realistic goals, focusing on a client's functional rehabilitation and ability to carry out daily tasks.

To enhance her learning, Helen has completed post graduate training in hand therapy and related conditions. She is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) and has BAHT Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications. She also completed a Masters module on Hand Therapy in Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Nottingham

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Splinting

Paul

Leicester, Leicestershire

Paul is an experienced Occupational Therapist working in the field for over 15 years. He specialises in housing adaptations, disabled facilities grants, housing suitability, equipment, assistive technology, and moving and handling. He provides expert advice and helps clients to achieve a higher quality of life by working collaboratively with them as well as with their families. Paul is located in Leicester and visits clients across The Midlands.

Paul has a wealth of experience working as an Occupational Therapist within community and private settings, helping clients with physical disabilities, age related conditions, sensory impairment, neurological conditions, palliative conditions, catastrophic injury, amputation and brain injury, mental health difficulties, and learning difficulties.

With a previous background in the construction industry, Paul has worked closely with architects, housing associations, councils, charities and contractors providing expert advice on the suitability of accommodation, adaptations to existing properties and new builds and has an in-depth knowledge of assistive technology.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Leicester

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Self care

Louise

Derby, Derbyshire

Louise is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist who specialises in treating clients with neurological and orthopaedic conditions. She supports clients with Housing & Equipment, Rehabilitation, and Seating & Postural Management. She is based in Derbyshire and travels to Derby, Ashbourne, Chesterfield, and Long Eaton to visit clients and deliver assessments at home.

Louise is committed to supporting her client reach their personal goals and increase their independence, allowing for them to take part in their everyday activities and live safely at home. Louise has gained wide-ranging experience across community and hospital settings in both mental and physical health. She has a thorough understanding of the effects of pain, illness, and disability on a client’s quality of life.

Throughout her career, she has focused on helping clients with neurological conditions, orthopaedic conditions, and those requiring help with fatigue and anxiety management. Her knowledge of neurology is extensive having worked with brain injury, stroke rehabilitation, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Before leaving the NHS in 2016 to focus solely on her private practice and medico-legal work, Louise was the lead Occupational Therapist for elderly medicine therapy in Derby Hospitals. Additionally, she acted as a Key Manual Handling Trainer, the Dementia Lead, and the Falls Lead.

Louise now undertakes work on private basis for clients who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries as a result of road traffic accidents, medical negligence, or accidents in the workplace. She provides recommendations for major adaptations, equipment assessments, work place assessments and ongoing rehabilitation packages to maximise client’s return to independence and inclusion in pre-injury activities.

Louise continues her professional development by attending conferences and training events, including being a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, London, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Channel Islands, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, 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, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, 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

Specialist skills

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

Val

Cornwall, West and South West of England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1993, Val specialises in housing & equipment and rehabilaition for adults. She is based in Cornwall and will travel across the UK, completing assessments with clients in their own environment. Val is an accredited Best Interests Assessor (BIA), having developed sound knowledge of the legislation to support clients, families and Local Authorities.

Val's experience is in working with adults with a variety of physical and mental health needs, providing equipment and adaptations to homes to promote independence and safe living conditions. This includes completing BIA assessments, where Val requires knowledge of both the Mental Health Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments and applications. She also carries out Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.

To continue her professional development, Val has completed postgraduate training including courses in counselling and therapeutic listening. She also keeps up to date with the current legislation and policies surrounding her work.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Isles of Scilly, Bristol, Plymouth, Salford

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS, BIA, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Counselling, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access

Our private OT’s in the West Midlands

The OT Practice provides expert, independent occupational therapy services throughout the West Midlands as well as nationwide. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing the entire region including Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Our practice is based on our reputation for building trusted relationships with our clients. Since ethics are at the heart of our vocation as health care professionals, we always recommend alternatives to our own services if we believe they are better suited to a client's particular needs.

Our West Midlands 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 regional team from their profiles above. All our client managers are themselves experienced OTs, who will be able to provide a free initial consultation over the phone and follow up with a written quotation for further services if required.

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 the West Midlands 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

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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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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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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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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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's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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Standing & self support

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

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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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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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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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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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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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Personal care & dressing

Restoring skills for personal care such as washing and dressing after accident, illness 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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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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

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

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