My background is in Personal Injury Litigation and I have spent many years working with clients’ who have sustained serious injuries following a traumatic accident. It was through my work that I was first introduced to Headway and the outstanding work they do for their members.
Suffering from a head injury is not always visible, and the difficulties that people face can sometimes be unnoticed, but Headway provides support for every hurdle. They support their members as well as their families’ when the unexpected occurs.
I am motivated by making a positive difference to the lives of my clients’ and have a strong commitment to making a change for those most vulnerable in our society. For that reason, I am volunteering with Headway to raise their profile and assist in various fundraising activities and events. I look forward to working with the Board and their members in future projects for the charity.
I am a personal injury solicitor at Thompsons Solicitors. I pursue claims on behalf of injured people who have suffered brain injuries to ensure that, where possible, they are properly compensated for their pain and suffering and for their past and future losses. Of course money can only do so much and it is organisations such as Headway which support, rehabilitate and empower my clients and others. I have a strong commitment to Headway and to brain injured people both through my work and also as a consequence of my brother suffering a brain injury in an accident at work in 2012.
I have worked with the Headway North West London board for over 2 years. Initially I took and produced the minutes and action plans after the monthly board meetings, then I took on the additional role of membership secretary and in December 2013 I was co-opted onto the board. In addition to my other roles I also now participate in the decision making and operational work of the board. I also produced and circulated the monthly newsletter throughout 2014.
I am a Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Solicitor at Bindmans LLP and I act on behalf of claimants who have suffered serious and catastrophic brain injuries. I regularly turn to Headway as a resource as do my clients and their families. I was delighted therefore to be able to get involved with HNWL, my local Headway group who provide an invaluable service in our local community for survivors of brain injury and their family and carers. I look forward to working further with HNWL and supporting their plans for the future.
Clinical & HR
I am an occupational therapist currently working as a brain injury case manager for a large rehabilitation company.
I am married with two children and live in Harrow.
I wanted to become a trustee for Headway North West London as my work has illustrated to me the need for support to those affected by brain injury and their families which is not readily available through statutory services.
I would hope to be able to support Headway North West London for as long as I am able to look at supporting the maintenance of current services and consider how we can enlarge on the variety of services we are able to offer in the future.
I joined Headway North West London in September 2014 for one year before pursuing postgraduate training in Speech and Language Therapy. Being a part of this Headway team was a very valuable experience so I kept in touch and gladly returned when invited back as (interim then permanent) Service Manager in August 2017.
Alongside my job at Headway North West London, I work in neurorehabilitation, supporting adults living with acquired brain injuries and neurological conditions. I can relate with the brain injury survivors and carers on a personal level of understanding as a close family member of mine is a brain injury survivor.