Linda is a highly experienced occupational therapist who qualified from Christ Church College, Canterbury in 1991. She has worked in a variety of health and social care settings including in-patient rehabilitation, specialist palliative care, adult social care, intermediate care and falls prevention. She also works in the charitable sector as an occupational therapist for Canine Partners who provide assistance dogs to help transform the lives of people with physical disabilities.
Linda has substantial experience working in the community with people with physical disabilities including functional assessment, provision of advice and information, equipment and adaptations to enhance well-being and independence. She is passionate about enabling individuals to achieve their goals and fulfil their potential.
She has worked as a specialist housing occupational therapist and is experienced in assessing and advising on re-housing needs, identifying suitable properties and developing major adaptations schemes in conjunction with surveyors, including specifications for works.
Linda is committed to life-long learning and is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy specialist section for housing and regularly attends study days, webinars, networking events and conferences to enhance her continuing professional development.