Brain Injury Social Work Group
Jackie is a qualified social worker with a wide range of experience in neuro rehabilitation gained over more than 20 years. On qualifying from Plymouth University, she began working as a social worker in a mental health setting before joining the neurology team in Plymouth hospitals.
Jackie has a great deal of experience of working with clients with brain injury both in hospital and community settings. This has involved working closely with families, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, psychologists and doctors. She has extensive experience of liaising with statutory services colleagues over funding and commissioning issues. Jackie has worked with health colleagues to develop various policy protocols regarding drug and alcohol use, and also participated in the development of care pathways for a neuro rehab unit.
Jackie is currently a case manager with Westcountry Case Management. She also set up a Southwest forum for those working locally within the field of acquired brain injury (ABI), now in collaboration with UKABIF and Headway.
Jackie is chair of BISWG, the Brain Injury Social Work Group, a national charity with the aim of advancing the knowledge of acquired brain injury for professionals and public.