Our Team

Our team of highly qualified professionals come from a variety of clinical backgrounds including occupational therapy, social work, and nursing. In addition to providing expert case management services to adults we also have a number of paediatric specialists providing case management for highly complex children's cases. Also, our dedicated human resources consultants offer a comprehensive support package for those clients wishing to directly employ care staff.

At Ainscough Associates we are aware that our team of dedicated professionals is the most important asset that we have. We make it a priority to support staff in their practice, providing an effective and thorough process of supervision and guidance. Staff take part in regular training events throughout the year and we encourage and support their continued professional development.

John Ainscough BSc DipCOT
Director Brighton, West Sussex

John is an occupational therapist with over 20 years experience of working with adults and children with complex multiple needs. He has worked within the NHS, local authorities, and as an independent case manager. He is the managerial and clinical director of Ainscough Associates, a Director of CMSUK and an advanced member of BABICM.

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Sarah Nash AICB, CB.Cert

Sarah has been with Ainscough Associates since 2010 when she came on board to assist with all aspects of financial management. She now manages many different aspects of finance, accounting, and admin, as well as managing payroll for those clients directly employing care staff. She is an integral and invaluable part of the team.

Naomi Griffiths Bsc (HONS) Occupational Therapy
Senior Case Manager (Adults & Children) Eastbourne, East Sussex

Naomi is an Occupational Therapist with 17 years experience working with adults and children. She has worked in many different sectors including statutory services, charities, and the private sector, both as a Case Manager and Paediatric Occupational Therapist. She is a member of CMSUK and an advanced member of BABICM.

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Suzanne Farris MSc DipCOT
Operations Manager & Case Manager Chelmsford, Essex

Suzanne is an occupational therapist with over 20 years experience having qualified in 1984. She has worked at senior levels in both commissioning and providing health services, managing large budgets and service portfolios. Her clinical background has covered mental health, neurology, care of the elderly, general medicine and she has significant experience of working with children, young adults and their families.

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Katherine Upton-Hicks BSc (Hons) SCPHN
Case Manager (Adults & Children) Chichester, West Sussex

Katherine is a dual registered adult nurse and specialist community public health nurse who has worked both within hospital and community health care settings, working with both children and adults. She manages a complex and challenging caseload offering comprehensive support to families with a broad spectrum of issues including complex disabilities, medical, and social care problems.

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Maggie Ledwidge BSc (Hons) Health Studies RGN HV
Case Manager (Adults and Children) Horsham, West Sussex

Maggie is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years nursing experience. She qualified in 1978 and went on to complete a Diploma in Health Visiting. She works with adults and children who have experienced traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, and other complex conditions and disabilities.  Prior to case management Maggie has managed a care facility with a specialist multi disciplinary team providing care and rehabilitation for patients with complex neurological conditions and acquired brain injury.

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Kati Innes MSc, Pg DipOT, BA
Case Manager (Adults & Children) Buxted, East Sussex

Kati is a HCPC registered Occupational therapist, who qualified in 2002. She has worked in the community and in specialist rehabilitation services for the NHS and social services and has also worked as an independent occupational therapist and expert witness since 2010. Kati is a registered case manager with CMSUK. For Ainscough Associates she carries out immediate needs assessments and acts as a case manager on complex children and adult cases.

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Leon Aryee MA, Social Work
Case Manager (Adults) Hounslow, West London

Leon is a Social Worker with over 10 years experience working in different health and Social Care settings. He completed his Masters Degree in Social Work at Brunel University in 2006. He has since completed further training in Best Interest Assessments under the Mental Capacity Act, safeguarding, cultural diversity, substance misuse, brief therapeutic interventions and he is an Approved mental Health Professional.

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Simon Murnane Bachelor of Health Science: Occupational Therapy
Case Manager (Adults) Eastbourne, East Sussex

Simon is an occupational therapist with over 10 years experience working in both the UK and Australia in health and social care.  He has experience working with clients in a wide range of clinical fields including spinal cord injury, neurology, acquired brain injury, amputees, orthopedics, hand therapy, cancer, respiratory and cardiac conditions.

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Tracy Humphrey MCIPD
HR Manager East Sussex

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