Our Team

Our team are committed to working with you to provide exactly what you need, when you need it. Our comprehensive internal and external training ensures that they have the most recent treatment information, along with the tools to implement them to the best benefit of our clients.

CLINICIANS

Louise Sheffield, BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy,  Clinical Case Manager / Registered Intermediary / Director

Louise qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1996, before gaining hospital-based experience in various clinical fields and going on to specialise in Acquired Brain Injury in 1998.  She has clinical expertise and significant experience in Cognitive Rehabilitation and, for eight years Louise was the Clinical Coordinator of an Interdisciplinary Specialist Rehabilitation Team within the NHS whilst also carrying a caseload of patients whose needs were highly complex and challenging. Using a Case Management Approach to pull together and co-ordinate all appropriate services, she ensured the best possible outcome for her patients. Since 2010 Louise has worked in the private sector as a Clinical Case Manager, holding a caseload of clients whose needs cover the whole spectrum of impairment including highly complex medical and psychosocial presentations. In 2004 she qualified as a Registered Intermediary and is accredited by the Ministry of Justice to work with vulnerable witnesses in this role as part of the Witness Intermediary Scheme.  Her expertise and skills are also sought within the criminal justice system to facilitate communication with vulnerable defendants. In January 2016 she became the first Intermediary to facilitate communication with a vulnerable claimant during a civil trial.  Louise has trained new Intermediaries and also assists to train the Police on working with vulnerable witnesses.  Furthermore, she has spoken at numerous conferences on the topic of Intermediaries and other special measures for vulnerable people within the Courts. Louise is very proud to be a Trustee and Professional Advisor to Headway Preston and Chorley. Furthermore, she holds professional registration with the Health Professions Council and the British Association of Occupational Therapists, and is a member of The British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers. When not working Louise enjoys watching a lot of live music, upcycling furniture, and is kept busy driving her children around.

Katie Kirk, BA (Hons) Social Work, Clinical Case Manager

Katie joined Active Case Management in November 2015, and her background is in Social Work. Born and bred in Wigan, her experience is predominantly based around children and adults with learning disabilities or brain injuries, and she has extensive experience in the management of large teams of support workers in residential and rehab settings. Katie has worked with children transitioning to adulthood, and has experience of working with clients both within their homes and in residential settings. For two years she specialised in working with clients who present with sexualised behaviours and disinhibition, where intervention has prevented serious safeguarding issues from occurring. In her role as a Clinical Case Manager, Katie’s experience includes managing adults with severe cognitive and physical disabilities; she has extensive experience in setting boundaries and safeguards, including providing education to support workers and clients around the use of social media. Katie is registered with HCPC and BASW.
In her free time she likes to spend time with her family and walking her dog, Maggie. Katie also enjoys music and going to concerts- her most recent favourite gig was watching Noel Gallagher, but she’s keeping very quiet about the artists she liked before her musical tastes developed!

Pauline McLoughlin, Dip.Couns, MBACP(Accred),CBIS, Clinical Case Manager

Pauline is a qualified Accredited Counsellor specialising in grief & loss and is a certified brain injury specialist (CBIS). Pauline has worked in a brain injury residential rehabilitation setting for over 12 years,  supporting clients and families to cope with the aftermath of trauma and of the affects of brain injury. Using a therapeutic approach to empower individuals to develop coping strategies to manage changes in relationships and life as a consequence of brain injury. A gentle nature and calming influence on others belies her steadfast determination and passion to get the very best outcomes for her clients. Pauline joined Active Case Management in August 2017 and works with adults with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and brain injury. Pauline has been a Trustee and Professional Advisor to Headway Preston and Chorley for 10 years and was one of the founding Trustees. She holds professional registration with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialist (ACBIS), and is a member of The British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM). Pauline was born and raised in Southport England and lived in United States for 2 years where she worked as a voluntary counsellor and was involved with the Brain Injury Association of America, Illinois. Pauline likes to spend her spare time with her family and friends, particularly her grandchild and enjoys gardening in her spare time.

Lynne Adamson, Dip CoT, Occupational Therapist

Lynne joined Active Case Management in March 2018 having over 25 years experience as an Occupational Therapist. She began her career working within hospital and residential settings then in 1992 specialised as part of a Resettlement team repatriating Adults with Learning Disabilities onto the Wirral. Then in 2003 Lynne joined the clinical team at a residential Brain Injury service in Liverpool specialising in the Rehabilitation of Adults with an Acquired Brain injury where she worked for 16 years. She has extensive experience as a Specialist Neurorehabilitation Occupational Therapist working with clients and families providing clinical support and bespoke rehabilitation programmes for a case load of individuals who have a variety of highly complex needs including physical, cognitive and behavioural difficulties following an acquired brain injury. Lynne’s specialist skills include working closely with Psychologists interpreting standardised cognitive testing against functional daily living performance and assessing and reporting on motor and process skills in relation to daily living activities, including the assessment of cognition through functional activity. Throughout her career Lynne has gained significant experience in the assessment and provision of specialist equipment including wheelchairs and seating and has worked closely with architects and builders in the design and adaptation of properties to meet the needs of individuals with complex disabilities. She has additionally led in the design and creation of multi-sensory environments and developed behavioural observation recording tools to audit the efficacy of this intervention. Lynne has specifically valued working closely with families and carers over the years supporting them to adjust to the significant changes that their relative may experience regarding their personality, behaviours, motor function and cognitive skills and has supported case managers and social workers in the assessment process to determine costings essential for supporting clients to live in the community or remain at home as independently as possible. Lynne is registered with the HPCP and is passionate about her career and role as an Occupational Therapist whilst managing a productive work/life balance. When not working Lynne enjoys a busy social life including being a member of a Community acapella group and she tries to keep active by going to yoga and not wasting her gym membership which she frequently does each month!

ASSISTANTS

Adam Simpkin, Senior Assistant Case Manager

Born and raised in Wigan, Adam is the newest member of the team, joining in November 2019 as an Assistant Case Manager. Adam will be working collaboratively and under close supervision from a Specialist Case Manager, providing routine activities with clients. Adam has extensive experience of working with people with acquired brain injury beginning his career as a Brain Injury Rehabilitation Support Coach in May 2010 at TRU Ltd. Adam undertook various positions over a nine-year period whilst at TRU, including Shift Supervisor, Team Leader and Rehabilitation Programme Coordinator. Whilst in the role of Team Leader, Adam assisted in the facilitation of specialised training, to support staff in developing their understanding of brain injury and ability to provide effective rehabilitation. Within his role as a Rehabilitation Programme Coordinator, Adam supported clients in the setting of person-centred goals, with a focus on goal attainment. He believes in empowerment, encouraging individuals to make choices and share their preferences, ensuring dignity and privacy are respected at all times. Adam has a broad understanding of the impacts that brain injury can cause, with extended knowledge in the implementation and coordination of rehabilitation pathways. He has gained vast experience in supporting individuals who experience a wide range of complex and individual impairments, developing bespoke care plans that are focussed on the individual’s specific requirements. Adam has worked alongside multi-disciplinary teams to support the rehabilitation journey of clients, promoting their independence and liaising with the relevant services to facilitate clinical therapy needs within support packages. With an approachable nature and calming influence, Adam is highly motivated to get the best outcomes for his clients. When not working, Adam enjoys spending time with his family and entertaining his two Labradors, George and Bruce. He maintains a lifelong obsession with football, however thinks it may soon be time to hang up his boots.

Julie Crawshaw, Case Management Liaison Administrator

Julie is the newest member of the administration team. Julie worked in private special needs education for 15 years as an Office Manager before joining Active Case Management in March 2019. Julie’s role is to provide proactive and planned support for Clinical Case Managers which acts in the best interests of the clients as well as being the first point of contact for support workers who work with our clients. Julie loves family time, walking her dogs, Moto GP and a pint of San Miguel in her local ale house.

ADMINISTRATION

Danny Halliwell, Administrator

Danny joined the team in April 2016 and completed his Administration apprenticeship with us little over a year later, having already studied Business, Accountancy & Law at Wigan & Leigh College. Danny ensures the smooth running of all administrative functions in the office. Danny maintains our clinical records to the highest standard.
In his free time, Danny loves football and also has a keen interest in fitness, attending the gym on a “can I be bothered” basis.

 

Olivia Owen, Apprentice Administrator 

Olivia joined Active Case Management in January 2019 and is currently completing her Business Administration Level 2 apprenticeship. Olivia works closely with Danny, maintaining our clinical records and doing other general office admin. Olivia spends her free time looking after her horses and spending time with her friends.

Interested in joining our team?
If you feel that you would like to be a part of what we do at Active Case Management, please get in touch.