Name: Tanya Sandhu
My role at KEYFORT:
As the brain injury support coordinator at KEYFORT, I am responsible for developing and leading high quality, community-based support packages for the people we support who have acquired a brain injuries. This includes working with the people we support, their families and the wider multi-disciplinary teams (MDT) to identify and evaluate their support needs and collaboratively work towards rehabilitative goal setting. My duty is to research and employ evidence-based interventions and strategies to achieve these goals and deploy suitable outcome measures to determine the effectiveness of these interventions on the patient’s current health status.
Previous Experience / Background:
I graduated from Durham University with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology and developmental psychopathology. I worked as a learning disabilities support worker in different independent supported living (ISL) services for a year. Here, I was able to directly apply my theoretical knowledge in a clinical and practical setting and noticed increased improvements in my clients’ social and psychological abilities.
One fun fact about me:
I went to an ex-British military boarding school in the foothill of the Himalayas- think of Hogwarts except we marched almost everywhere, and our school was spread over 139 archers of pine, deodar and conifer forests!