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Focusing on the well-being of our team

Over the past few years, we have focused on the well-being of all our team. There are several reasons why we think prioritising the health and well-being of the whole team is so important, especially when the team works remotely, and it isn’t always possible to check in with everyone daily. Having a well-being programme […]

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Yvonne’s Story – mental health, challenges, and barriers

Yvonne Rogers is one of our clients. She wanted to share her story and some of the ups and downs that can happen in the life of a brain injury survivor. Elaine Ricketts is her Case Manager and she helped us to write this article and checked with Yvonne that it accurately represented her story. […]

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4-Day Week Pilot, One Year on

In 2022, we participated in the first pilot study run by the 4-Day Week Pilot Research Team. The pilot was extremely successful for us at AKA. So, following positive feedback from the internal staff, clients, and other stakeholders, we decided to make this permanent. We are very pleased to share this new report we received […]

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Transitioning to life at University

On Wednesday, 6 December 2023, the BABICM Conference took place in Birmingham.  The theme was ‘Keep up the Good Work’, and we were delighted that our client, Jaden Payne, and his mother, Suzanne Dottin-Payne, were asked to speak about his life at University.  They were supported by our Case Manager, Catherine Watkins. The Conference aimed […]

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Embedding kindness in everything we do

In this month’s article, we spoke to Andrew Rose, Director and co-owner of AKA Case Management. He recently took part in a six-week Kindful Leadership Course, and we were interested in learning more about the course and how it will help him and the company. Can you tell us about your background and current role? […]

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Our Operations & Finance Officer

We have been sharing information about different members of our team at AKA Case Management. In this article, we interview Dominic Hobdell, our Operations and Finance Officer. Dominic is pivotal in supporting everyone to ensure the business runs smoothly. Can you tell us about your background? I moved to Nottingham for an internship in strength […]

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Bringing Music Therapy expertise to the team

This month, we have interviewed Catherine Watkins, a case manager who recently joined the team and has been able to utilise her previous experience as a music therapist when supporting her clients. Can you tell us about your previous roles? I began my career as a project manager working within the pharmaceutical industry.  I worked […]

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Louise Arnold: Events organiser extraordinaire

In this article, we find out more about Louise Arnold, our Office Manager. Louise shares information about her previous experience, her current job and how much she loves bringing her dog to work with her. Louise has been using her events organising skills to bring the team together at different events throughout the year, which […]

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Jo Sims: The 4-day week changed my life!

We are writing articles about our team members to show appreciation for all they bring to AKA Case Management and highlight the roles and skills that help us successfully support our clients. Jo Sims is a Senior Case Manager and has achieved Advanced Registered Practitioner status with the British Association of Brain & Complex Injury […]

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Big Sleep Out 2022

As Framework are our chosen charity for 2022, AKA will be taking part in Framework’s Big Sleep Out 2022, to help raise funds to beat homelessness. The event is on the 15th of October. It will give us an insight into how difficult it is to sleep on the streets and help us understand what […]

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