What are the goals of the BIR professionals group?
The Voyage Care Brain Injury Rehabilitation (BIR) professionals group comprises brain injury and rehabilitation experts from across the company. The purpose of the group is to ensure best practice is proactively shared across the company so we can provide the very best care and support for people with brain injuries.
Our main goals are to:
- Share best practice and specialist rehab goals/guidelines
- Manage outcomes to give the people we support, the best opportunities to move on from our services
- Work alongside Headway’s approved provider scheme to ensure each service achieves accreditation
- Improving outcomes through values goals and multidisciplinary working
Our BIR professionals group
Our brain injury and rehabilitation experts:
Alan Marshall, Managing Director
Alan is a qualified nurse whoworked within the health and social care sector since 1990. He has significant experience in service redesign and innovation, delivering new products and services to many new customers across the UK. Alan also has an MBA from Chester University which he completed in 2008.
Amanda Griffiths, Director of Quality
Amanda is responsible for the exceptionally high regulatory compliance outcomes and consistent delivery of quality of care and service delivery at Voyage Care. She is also the executive lead for the for the management, delivery and oversight of all learning and development including all mandatory and company requirements and the delivery of vocational qualifications – OFSTED rating good. Her Quality team also encompasses the Behavioural support team.
Vicki Bennett, Operations Director
Vicki has worked in the health and social care sector for 13 years. Predominantly working in brain injury rehabilitation services and mental health, but also working with rehab pathways both personally and professionally. Vicki worked for the NHS for a short period of time in the forensic mental health services. She has a Diploma Level 5 in leadership and management and is currently completing Degree in chartered management.
Louise Houghton, Placement Manager
Louise has over 13 years’ experience working in brain injury rehab services. Louise started her career as a support worker and then progressed to team leader & deputy manager before achieving the role of registered manager of a brain injury service in Dudley. Louise now oversees the admissions and therapy outcomes of the services in the West of the UK.
Karina Johnson, Quality Development Manager
Karina is a successful manager and leader, with a nursing background (RNMH) and 32 years NHS experience, working primarily in the field of complex learning disability services, and in Mental Health/Neuropsychiatry (including acquired brain injuries). Karina has used her knowledge and experience to support the development of the brain injury rehabilitation specialism at Voyage Care.
Rosie Burke, Head of Marketing
Rosie leads our marketing team, her role on the brain injury professionals group is to develop effective marketing and communications for the people we support, their families and people who are looking for support. She’s passionate about making information accessible for all people.
Before moving into marketing, Rosie was a teacher and provided support for adults with learning disabilities to access education.