Name: Wendy Lydiatt B.A. (Hons), D.I.P.S.W.
Job Title: Case Manager
Registered with Health and Care Professions Council
B.A. (Hons) Home Economics / Psychology and Sociology of Individuals and Families and Dynamics 1994
Diploma in Social Work 2006
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
Health & Care Professional Council
Wendy became a Case Manager with N-Able Services in March 2016 and works with children and young people who as a result of an acquired brain injury have ongoing difficulties, some with very complex medical needs. Her work involves working closely with families, professionals and support staff to ensure that the needs of these children and young people are met. Wendy has assisted clients and families in the recruitment of support staff and has developed and supervised support teams to work in clients’ homes.
Wendy takes a client centred approach and acts as advocate for her clients to ensure their needs and wishes are considered in their best interests at all times.
Prior to joining N-Able, Wendy has worked with clients with complex behavioural and social difficulties, mental health and trauma as well as physical disabilities and challenging behaviours, in a variety of settings.
Wendy has experience as a Team Leader within supported housing, managing and supporting the transition of a number of clients with Acquired Brain Injuries and complex needs move from residential care to supported living within the community. Wendy is experienced in assessment and coordinating individual packages of support using a holistic approach, working in collaboration with families and multi-disciplinary teams to meet individual needs and maximising independence.
Wendy has been a Registered Manager for “Looked after Children” in a residential setting in both solo crisis intervention services and group homes. She gained invaluable experience in working with children and young people who had challenging behaviour and emotional difficulties, mental health, sexualised and sexual predatory behaviours. Her role involved closely liaising with parents and all professionals within the multi-disciplinary team to develop individual packages of educational and therapeutic support.
Wendy identified a gap in transition services and developed a staged transition service to support clients leaving care.
Wendy gained specialist and creative experiences whilst working within the Rosta Project – a specialist therapeutic foster care service for children with high level complex behaviours and trauma based difficulties set up by Liverpool Social Services and Alder Hey – Children & Adolescent Mental Health Services (C.A.M.H.S.). The role involved using a systemic based approach, directly supporting children and foster carers and implementing interventions and coordinating therapy based support.
Wendy has gained experience working as a Fostering Social Worker within Barnardo’s directly supporting foster carers and developing care packages with children with complex difficulties and initiated and developed a support group for foster carers.
Wendy has extended her role working with children and families in her position as a manager within a Supported Lodging Scheme for homeless young people aged 16-18. This involved facilitating young people to find appropriate accommodation and to develop their independent living skills in conjunction with coordinating and developing the multi-disciplinary teams who were involved in supporting these clients.
Wendy has developed a number of training packages to support health care professionals within their roles.
Educational awareness and understanding of learning and learning difficulties was gained by Wendy whilst directly supporting children within an EBD residential school. Wendy was directly supporting children in both group and on a one to one within the classroom to achieve optimum outcomes.
- • Sexual Activity & Mental Health Act – August 2016
• Liverpool Safeguarding Children Board: Role of Designated Safeguarding Coordinator – July 2016
• Liverpool Safeguarding Children Board: Basic Awareness training – June 2016
• Epilepsy with Midazolam Buckle – Sept 2013
• Person Centred Leadership – Jan 2012
• Medication Administration – Oct 2011
• Assessment & Risk Assessment –
• Learning Disabilities Foundation – July 2011
• Working Therapeutically with Adolescents – Psychodynamic Model (3 day programme) 2008
• NEBS – Certificate in Introductory Management – 2000
Delivery of Courses and Presentation:
Prior to joining N-Able Wendy delivered training on:
- • Positive Approaches to Behaviours that Challenge
• Self-Harm & Self Harming Behaviours
• Therapeutic Crisis Intervention – Understanding Behaviour as Communication.