Connect Case Management is a rehabilitation provider based in Perth Western Australia. For the past decade, the Director, Amanda Halfpenny has been practicing in the area of complex injury case management with a particular focus on acquired brain injury.
Connect Case Management works with a team of community based health professionals including:
- Occupational Therapists
- Medical Specialists
- Speech Pathologists
- Psychologists and Counsellors
- Nursing Specialists
- Support Workers/Care Staff
We also work with individuals’ who experience mental health including dual diagnosis and aged care.
At Connect we practice Person Centred Planning meaning we act on what is important to a person. We will continually listen and focus on what is important to the individual now and in the future, and act on this in alliance with their family, friends and supports.
Our aim is to achieve the best possible outcomes for individuals.
“February 1999 was not a good month. My son Mark suffered a severe acquired brain injury at the young age of 16. In many ways I knew so little about what to do and whose wisdom and support to seek. In other ways I knew too much as I had just completed a psychology degree two months earlier. I was overwhelmed with the enormity and complexity of the situation but realised that ‘mediocre’ was not something I sought for my only child – I needed exceptional people to work with us both to achieve exceptional outcomes.
Mark’s recovery over the years amazed many of the professionals who had come to know and support him. I realised that even though I worked in the disability sector this was not a journey I could do alone. I can recall being delighted one day when I sent an email out to my network asking if anyone knew of a Case Manager for Mark – someone I could work closely with to support me and Mark to build the kind of life that he yearned for. Amanda responded with an email saying ‘Would you consider me?’ – I was excited. I had worked with Amanda professionally and was impressed with her thoroughness along with a vibrancy and vision for those she supported. And together we forged a relationship based on trust, understanding, vision and a shared desire to make things happen for Mark that others only dreamed of.
Amanda’s comprehensive understanding of rehabilitation is exceeded only by her ability to think outside the square – to believe that with the right people working as part of a cohesive team great lives can be developed.”