Coverage: South East & South London
Stuart is an experienced Case Manager who has worked in case management since 2014. With a degree in Psychology, a Masters in Childhood and Youth, and a passion for helping individuals affected by neurological injury, Stuart commenced his career in case management as an Assistant Case manager, working alongside experienced Case Managers to develop his knowledge and skills, before rising to the lead Case Manager role. Stuart has worked with a variety of clients from birth to senior years, including those with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.
Stuart is experienced in conducting immediate needs assessments for individuals and formulating personalised rehabilitation, care and support plans based on these assessments. Stuart has recruited and coordinated multi-disciplinary teams and support worker packages to enable his clients to be supported with formulating and attaining rehabilitation goals. Stuart is also experienced with the production of client specific documentation including risk assessments and support plans, alongside support team documentation and guidance to ensure high levels of care and support are implemented and maintained. Stuart has supported individuals to source and transition into suitably adapted accommodation, and has experience supporting individuals to access leisure pursuits and opportunities in their local communities.
Stuart has worked with a number of paediatric clients with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and is experienced in liaising with educational professionals and supporting the development and implementation of Educational Health Care (EHC) plans.
Prior to commencing the role of Case Manager, Stuart held a variety of positions including Support Worker roles which has enabled him to develop support skills and awareness in health and social care settings. Stuart worked with a wide range of individuals in these positions, including those with acquired brain injury, autism, Parkinson’s disease and learning disabilities. Stuart also has life-long experience of providing ongoing care, support and advocacy to his sibling who suffers with a long-term chronic health condition. Stuart has found that his “on the ground” personal and professional experience of working as a support worker has been a great advantage when recruiting, coordinating, and managing teams of support workers, enabling him to be able to understand the complex dynamics of care and support teams and assist them to achieve their full potential and deliver the highest possible service to the client and their family.
Stuart has completed a BSc with honours in Psychology at Kingston University and an MA in Childhood and Youth with the Open University. Stuart is currently studying a Level 5 diploma in Management and Leadership to develop his skills providing management and leadership to support teams and continues to undertake regular CPD training to ensure his knowledge is up to date.
Stuart is a member of the British Association of Brain Injury & Complex Case Management (BABICM), the Case Management Society United Kingdom (CMSUK) and a graduate member of The British Psychological Society (BPS).