Name: Rachael Statham, BA (Hons), MA, DipSW
Job Title: Case Manager / Social Worker
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
BA (Hons) Philosophy; University of Sheffield – 1998
MA Social Work; University of Liverpool – 2003
Diploma in Social Work; University of Liverpool – 2003
Post Qualifying Award in Social Work (Part 1); Merseyside Post-Qualifying Consortium – 2006
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
Rachael has been a member of the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM) since July 2015
Rachael joined N-Able in March 2015 as a Case Manager within the Adult Team, working with adults with an acquired brain injury. Rachael has had the opportunity to develop and expand her knowledge of acquired brain injury and case management, working closely with clients, their families and professionals.
Rachael has experience of undertaking Immediate Needs Assessments under the Rehabilitation Code and preparing Case Management reports which are client centred and holistic. Rachael has experience of setting up rehabilitation teams to identify needs, set aims with clear SMART goals and deliver client centred rehabilitation programmes; reviewing goals and the effectiveness of interventions in achieving client goals. This includes sourcing of appropriately skilled rehabilitation professionals and recruiting support staff, coordination of regular team meetings and clinical supervision of support staff.
Rachael acts as an advocate for her clients to ensure their needs and wishes are considered and signposts clients to relevant organisations. Rachael works with both pre and post settlement cases and has experience of working alongside financial deputies appointed under the Court of Protection, where clients lack Mental Capacity to manage their own affairs. Rachael also has experience of accompanying clients to expert medical appointments.
Rachael qualified as a Social Worker in 2003 and began her career within a specialist Adult Physical and Sensory Disability Team at Wirral Social Services.
Rachael worked primarily under the National Health Service and Community Care Act (1990) undertaking assessments of need, developing support plans in partnership with service users and families/carers, commissioning support packages and reviewing provisions, with service users aged 18-65 who had a physical and/or sensory disability. It was within this role that Rachael acquired an interest in the area of brain injury/head injury. Although community based, Rachael was required to link in with hospital teams, including the Walton Centre and Wirral Neurological Rehabilitation Unit.
Latterly, Rachael worked within a generic adult social work team, with highly vulnerable service users. Rachael has experience of multi-disciplinary working, liaising with Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Community Nurses, GP’s and specialist nurses/ services, as well as liaising with housing providers, advocacy services and third sector organisations. Rachael has knowledge of and has been involved in, applications for funding on behalf of service users, from other funding streams such as Health, the Independent Living Fund and various charitable organisations.
Rachael also has experience of undertaking Mental Capacity Act assessments, attending Best Interests meetings, undertaking Safeguarding Adults work and preparing reports for the Court of Protection. Rachael was commended by the Borough Solicitors Office and external solicitors, in 2010, for a piece of work undertaken which was submitted to the Court of Protection.
- ‘Sexual Capacity and the Mental Capacity Act’ – St Thomas Training – August 2016
- Basic Safeguarding Awareness – Liverpool Safeguarding Children Board – April 2016
- Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for Case Managers – Verna Morris – January 2016
- ‘Brain Injury Litigation Unravelled’ – BABICM / IBB Solicitors – October 2015
- Mental Capacity Act Training – N-Able Services Ltd – September 2015
- ‘Lone Working Safety’ – Suzy Lamplugh Trust – May 2015
- Manual Handling Training – N-Able Services Ltd – May 2015
- ‘Find Me’ Dementia training – AFTAthought – November 2014
- IMCA, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – N-Compass North West – November 2014
- HIV Awareness and Stigma reduction – Sahir House – March 2014
- Mental Capacity Act Assessment and Best Interests Assessment – Wirral Social Services – October 2013
- Domestic Abuse Education Day: Understanding how we effectively respond – Wirral University Teaching Hospital – May 2013
- Essential Pathways to Safeguarding – Wirral Social Services – January 2013
- Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act and Inherent Jurisdiction – Wirral Social Services – July 2012
- Courtroom Skills – Wirral Social Services – January 2012
- Safeguarding Investigator Training (2 days) – Cheshire Police – August 2011