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Rachael Statham

 

 

PROFESSIONAL STATUS

 

Name:             Rachael Statham, BA (Hons), MA, DipSW

 

Job Title:         Case Manager / Social Worker

 

                        Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

 

Professional Qualifications

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

 

Current Experience

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.

 

Previous Experience

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.

 

 

Professional Development