Job Title: OT & Case Manager
Penny West MA, MSc, BSc, DipCOT
Member of RCOT, RCOTSSIP, CMSUK, BABICM
Penny is an Occupational Therapist and Case Manager with many years of experience as a clinician, manager and consultant in the health service, social services and social housing sectors. She has carried out a range of projects, working independently since 1998. She has a wealth of experience in costing, reviewing and monitoring community care packages, assessed for equipment and adaptations, provided telecare services, providing training and team building, and organising conferences. She has considerable experience working with clients with head injuries, spinal injuries, multiple sclerosis and other complex neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease and dementia.
Penny uses a solution-focused approach to help clients establish their needs and wishes, to ascertain existing internal and external resources and to identify any further support which might help them to achieve their goals and ambitions. Penny works with her clients to empower them to make the most of their lives. Her aim is to help build resilience and to enable clients to achieve those occupations which are important to them.
Penny is a member of the Case Management Society UK and the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers. She is currently Vice-Chair of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Interest Group Independent Practice. She was a committee member of the UK Association for Solution Focused Practice from 2010 to 2017. Penny is registered with HCPC and is DBS checked.
- Adopts a highly effective, person-centred approach
- Highly experienced at clinical and managerial levels
- Excellent Project Management skills
- Highly proficient at costing complex support packages
- Extremely well developed coaching and mentoring skills
- Employs highly accomplished, solution-focused skills