Janet Penny – Case Manager & Director
Janet is a Registered Nurse with a Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing. Studying at the North Manchester College of Nursing, she qualified in 1993. She worked to a senior level in the NHS between May 1993 and April 2006, primarily in oncology, accident & emergency nursing and discharge facilitation.
Janet worked as a Case Manager with JSP Manchester from April 2006 until February 2009 and joined UK Case Management Ltd in 2009, holding the position of Senior Case Manager and Registered Manager until April 2015. With over fifteen years experience of paediatric and adult neurological and orthopaedic case management, Janet formed Link Case Management Ltd in April 2015, building upon her extensive knowledge and experience of the complexities of working with seriously injured individuals in the medico-legal arena. She is adept at working under single or joint instruction within the framework of The Rehabilitation Code.
Janet is the secretary for, and an active committee member of the Stockport & South Manchester Headway group, a social support network for brain injury survivors and their families.
After leaving university, she joined the team at the Transitional Rehabilitation Unit in St Helens before moving to working in clients’ homes.
Starting off as a Support Worker, Amanda progressed to a Team Leader and then Assistant Case Manager role. She also worked with Smith Consultancy Ltd as an Assistant Psychologist before securing her Case Manager roles.
Amanda is skilled at managing challenging behaviours (both from clients and professionals!) and is able to handle all situations with a pragmatic and dynamic approach. With a friendly and reassuring manner, Amanda gives her all to advocating for clients and promoting their best outcome.
Amanda is also an active volunteer at Stockport & South Manchester Headway.
You can call Amanda directly on (0161) 445 5500, 07718 947 338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Regan – Case Manager
Liz is an HCPC registered Occupational Therapist with an MSc in Health Through Occupation. She qualified in 2007 and gained experience in a variety of NHS settings in London teaching hospitals including Care of Older People, General Medical and Paediatrics, as well as Social Services. She specialised in Paediatrics before working as a Case Manager with Corpore and as a Clinical Consultant with Innovate HMG in Manchester until 2014, when she became a DWP approved Disability Analyst conducting disability benefits assessments. In 2015 she became the Quality Lead for Medacs Healthcare, responsible for recruiting and training staff, and maintaining overall clinical quality standards. She joined Link CM team in 2018.
Her experience has given Liz a good understanding of both the public and private sector services, and she has worked with people with a wide variety of medical conditions and disabilities. She likes to work holistically, delivering client-centred solutions and is naturally people-focused.
Curtis Hadley – Case Manager
Curtis is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) as a Speech and Language Therapist. He is also a registered practitioner with British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM) and a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT). Curtis graduated from Leeds Beckett University in 2017 and immediately began working as an Intermediary, supporting vulnerable defendants in the Criminal, Family and Youth Courts.
From working in the courts in a legal environment and for a holistic case management brain injury service, Curtis is able to establish strong working relationships with clients, their families, treating therapists and legal Deputy’s and their legal teams. Curtis has varied experience of working alongside Neuro-Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Neuro-Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists in a range of different settings.
Curtis has experience of working with clients with a wide range of difficulties including brain injury, learning disability, autistic spectrum disorder, mental health conditions, behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD), and progressive neurological conditions.
From his own experience of an extensive cardiac rehabilitation programme, following open heart surgery, Curtis has an excellent understanding of the rehabilitation process and the challenges that clients face in all aspects of their recovery.
Curtis prides himself on a person-centred approach, striving to support clients to achieve their potential by putting them at the epicentre of their care. Curtis places optimal importance on empowering his clients to access the life they want to live.
You can call Curtis directly on (0161) 445 5500, 07739 359 651, or email email@example.com
Julie Matthews – Case Manager
Julie is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and has a Diploma in Adult Nursing; she qualified in October 1992 and has worked within rehabilitation medicine throughout her career. Roles (all within the NHS) have included Staff Nurse, Ward Sister and Specialist Nurse. Julie continues today as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in the field of spasticity management.
Julie has over 30 years of experience working in an NHS rehabilitation unit with people whom endure a progressive neurological illness or have sustained a major neurological trauma. To enhance her personal knowledge, Julie became a Justice of the Peace in 2014, and therefore understands the principles of law.
Completing modules of the MSc Rehabilitation Medicine qualification was a big achievement for Julie. Her philosophy is to reduce disability and improve ability, and to encourage people to live meaningful lives.
Julie is a nominated Queen’s Nurse, and celebrates individual nurse’s interventions in the community. She ensures a holistic approach to clients’ lives, taking into consideration all psychosocial aspects of life, and puts the client at the centre of all decisions and care.
Julie is a registered practitioner with the British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM).
You can call Julie directly on (0161) 445 5500, 07305 056 457, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Wilde – Office Manager
Joining us in 2015, Sarah brought a wealth of office administration experience within the case management setting. Her clear thinking and outstanding organisational skills keeps the whole team on the straight and narrow!
Having two young children means her spare time is no longer her own, however, when she gets the chance, she enjoys everything outdoors, reading, dancing (mainly to Sean Paul) but most of all spending quality time with her husband and children.
You can contact Sarah directly on (0161) 445 5500 or email email@example.com
Beth mainly worked in retail until moving into Assistant case Management work. When not at work she’s usually cooking or reading a book.
You can call Beth directly on (0161) 445 5500, 07305 074 987, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to joining us in November 2020, Gemma worked in the hospitality industry for over 16 years. With managerial positions in areas ranging from organising wedding events to many other types of occasion, Gemma’s planning skills are invaluable here at LCM.
Gemma’s transferable skills help her when assisting the case managers with anything they might need support with.
Any spare time Gemma can find is spent with her daughter and family, usually outdoors; especially anything that involves food! She also enjoys going out dancing (when possible) with friends.
You can call Gemma directly on (0161) 445 5500, 07305 056 454, or email email@example.com
Sandra joins us with over 20 years of experience working in the health and social care sectors. This has included finance administration, regional and operational management positions within complex care services in the community, Registered Manager roles within care homes and a Deputy Manager role within Supported Living Mental Health services.
Sandra has one son, born with a disability; she spent his early years supporting him through many corrective surgeries, physiotherapies, and other rehabilitative processes. Now 27, he has thrived and grown into a fine young man. This is what has given Sandra the passion to work supporting others throughout her career.
You can call Sandra directly on (0161) 445 5500, 07305 056 455, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Heard – Compliance Coordinator
Prior to joining LCM in July 2020, Katie spent 9 years in the recruitment industry in a challenging role at one of Manchester’s biggest employers, where compliance was at the forefront of her ongoing responsibilities. Managing over 160 staff every day was a challenge that set her in good stead to become LCM’s compliance chief.
In her spare time Katie likes to spend time with family and friends. With a BA in performing arts, Katie also has good training for her favoured pastimes of singing (sometimes too much, according to her), dancing and socialising.
In her free time Karen enjoys socialising, films, reading and football – Karen is regularly seen freezing at the sideline on a cold Sunday morning – Go Bramhall North!!
You can contact Karen directly on (0161) 445 5500 or email email@example.com
Alison had been childminding for 9 years, a job she loved but now her children are both in full time education felt it was time to get back in the adult world!
You can contact Alison directly on (0161) 445 5500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org