Steve qualified as an occupational therapist in 1986, and has developed extensive experience as an occupational therapy practitioner and case manager.
Steve’s experience of case management goes back to 1990 when he worked in public services applying clinical, rehabilitation and strengths models to newly emerging services in the UK. Steve has worked with complex psychological conditions in mental health services, complex physical orthopaedic trauma including working with amputees, and mentored and supervised work with people who have learning disabilities, substance misuse and older person’s services. His interest in complex casework covers assessing, managing and coordinating responses to needs on an individual basis in addition to focusing on the psychological impact of physical trauma.
As well as working with WCM, Steve provides an independent practice development and training consultancy for NHS, local authority and third sector agencies across the UK & Eire. Steve has an extensive publications CV and peer reviews Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Teams for the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Steve also works as a volunteer befriender with Cardiff & Vale Age Connects service for older people and is involved with national organisations in an advisory capacity, project management and mentoring roles, including the Department of Health, N. Ireland Regulation & Quality Improvement Authority, National Audit Office, Sainsbury’s Centre for Mental Health, and the Mental Health Foundation.
Steve has vast knowledge of working with people who have experienced severe physical and orthopaedic trauma, and their family and carers. He has the ability to work independently or as part of an inter-disciplinary team.
- Neurological conditions
- Assessing, managing and coordinating packages of support
- Proficient in report writing
- Specific focus on goal oriented ways of working
- Risk management and working within a strengths approach