Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Introducing the New MS Specialist Occupational Therapist for Reading......

Hello everyone, My name is Shirley Bampton I am the new Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Occupational Therapist at Reading Borough Council. My post has been jointly funded between the MS Society and Reading Borough Council for three years. After this time Reading Borough Council will fund the position.
I have been in post for 5 weeks. This time has been spent by gaining some understanding of Reading Borough Councils procedures, networking, developing relationships with key partners as well as developing an expertise in the field of MS which can be shared within my teams.
In October I will be attending a residential course that will further assist me with my work. In the near future it is anticipated that I will be able to respond to all new referrals for people with MS, and if appropriate I will work with existing clients and care managers to facilitate services.
If you would like to contact my my details are as follows: Email - shirley.bampton@reading.gov.uk or telephone 0118 9312277. Meanwhile, if you need to make a referral you can do this via the website or by telephoning 0118 9390900 and ask for Response and Assessment for adults.
Very best wishes Shirley
Shirley Bampton Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Occupational Therapist, Reading Social Services, Whitley Office, 268 Northumberland Avenue, Whitley, Reading, Berks RG2 7PJ Tel 0118 9312277 Fax 0118 9310682 Email: shirley.bampton@reading.gov.uk