Partnerships - INS cannot do its work alone. The best possible outcomes for our clients can be most effectively achieved from a joined-up approach that utilises the resources from a wide range of providers, both statutory and voluntary.

INS already works in partnership with many organisations through referral routes or sub-contracting arrangements, but we want to go further. We want to develop links with other voluntary organisations where we co-develop services that can be tailored around the client's needs and be delivered at the place that best suits them.

INS clinicians are trained to deliver care in a varied environment, from the home and community based setting through to a GP surgery and hospital, so providing services in a community hall or even a meeting room should be no barrier to undertaking an assessment, running an exercise session, or providing emotional support and information.

Likewise with statutory organisations. INS will work more closely with the NHS Community Neurological Rehabilitiation Team (CNRT) in Richmond, to develop smoother referral care pathways. We will liaise with CNRT to ensure that when they have discharged the patient after a prescribed time limited 6-10 weeks intervention, they will be referred to INS to develop and deliver a holistic long-term health and social care programme that is simply not available to them on the NHS.

INS provides training to medical students from St George’s University of London. Many of our clients and carers act as expert patients in these sessions, giving talks and speaking individually to students. INS offers student placements to trainee therapists. We also deliver a range of training sessions to carers, volunteers and partner organisations.