Our People


For our staff, working at Calvert Reconnections is a vocation.


We have a range of Clinical Staff, Reahabilitaion Coaches, Trustees, Volunteers and Expert Adviors all helping to mould our rehabiltion service.


Everyone takes great pride in what we do and the differences we can make to peoples’ lives.

Whether it’s our office staff who help you through the referral process, the management through to the rehablistion coaches, who deliver this ground-breaking rehabilitation programme – everyone works together to ensure Calvert Reconnections is everything you need it to be!

We are a small, but perfectly formed team. Our aim is to provide the very best rehabilitation programme possible for any one individual with an acquired brain injury.

Our Staff Team

We have a wide range of staff each with thier own unique set of skills. The mixture of both clinical and outdoor professionals is what makes our service both unique and ground breaking. 

Senior Management Team

Claire Appleton

Head of Service

Claire brings her depth of experience of over  20 years working for the NHS, delivering high quality health and rehab services.

Femke van Schelven

Neurological Physiotherapist

Femke, a neurological physiotherapist bring a wealth of experience from her rehabilitation services across Cumbia.

Rob White

Head Rehab Coach

Rob brings over twenty years’ experience of designing and delivering adventurous activity programmes to the team. 

Sean Day

LDCT Centre Director

Prior to his role at LDCT, Sean had a twenty-year career encompassing outdoor education, teaching and sport.

Our Expert Advisors

We have been fortunate that since we began our Calvert Reconnections journey, we’ve had the support, expertise and guidance of a panel of experts. Each are leading light in their particular areas and without their unfailing enthusiasm, insight and inspiration, we would not be where we are now with this exciting project.

Bill Braithwaite QC

Brain injury guru Bill Braithwaite QC “makes a difference to any complex claim” (Legal 500).

Professor Mike Barnes

A highly experienced consultant neurologist and consultant in rehabilitation medicine

Heather Batey

A nationally recognised expert in rehabilitation for brain injured clients.

Dr Rob Forsyth

A Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University, Rob also combines clinical work with research into children’s brain injury.

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Calvert Reconnections
Old Windebrowe
Brundholme Road
Cumbria, CA12 4NT

T: 017687 85381

Charity number

Calvert Reconnections is part of The Lake District Calvert Trust.
Registered Charity No. 270923