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 fourteen 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 chairperson 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharen McBride – Case Manager
Sharen is a Registered General Nurse with a BSc in Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology and a BA in Business Administration. Sharen qualified as an Enrolled Level 2 General Nurse at Forth Valley Health Board in Scotland in 1984 and completed an EMAP conversion to a Level 1 General Adult Nurse at the University of Manchester in 2001. She continued her medical studies to qualify as a Non-Medical Independent/ Supplementary Prescribing Nurse in 2009.
Sharen has over 30 years experience in general medical nursing, community nursing and the cosmetic industry as an Aesthetic Nurse and trainer. Before joining Link Case Management in October 2020, Sharen worked as a Disability Assessor, a Research Nurse and in medical recruitment as a 360 recruiter for Doctors, Nurses and Therapists.
Interests include volunteer work as a Trustee for a wildlife charity after having travelled extensively in Indonesia, and volunteer work for Manchester Homeless Group as an outreach supporter for the homeless in the city centre.
You can call Sharen directly on (0161) 445 5500, 07305 056 455, or email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth mainly worked in retail until moving into Assistant case Management work. When not at work she’s usually cooking or reading a book.
Gabriella Cussell- Assistant Case Manager
Gabriella joined us in February 2020 as an Assistant Case Manager and has shown that she is an invaluable member of our team. Gabriella graduated in 2014 from Aberystwyth with a degree in Psychology, and then went on to study an MSc in Neuropsychology at Bath Spa University, graduating in 2015.
During her studies she supplemented her education by working as a Brain Injury Support Worker and volunteered at various brain injury charities. After her education she worked full-time in care and progressed to a senior support position, and then a team leader role quite swiftly. Gabriella has skills in team management and organisation. She has a friendly approach, works well under pressure, and is always person-centred in her approach to care.
After her partner underwent open-heart surgery 2 weeks before she gave birth to their first child, she has dealt with the impact of trauma and rehabilitation first-hand. Gabriella has a strong understanding of the mental, physical, emotional and behavioural effect that this can have on a person and the people closest to them. This has built a strong foundation of empathy and determination in Gabriella’s approach to her career and personal and professional liaisons.
After taking some time off with her two children, she has returned to work as an Assistant Case Manager with LCM Ltd. Gabriella is passionate about brain injury and excels at supporting the case management team, building off of her wealth of experience as a Carer, Support Worker and Team Leader.
You can contact Gabriella directly on (0161) 445 5500, 07458 303 411, or email email@example.com
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.
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.
You can contact Katie directly on (0161) 445 5500, 07305 074 987, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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