Marks end of year message


As we come towards the end of a year that was filled with both challenges and successes, it is only natural to reflect on the things I am most thankful for.

Primarily among those is our talented group of employees, whose determination to provide vital rehabilitation services for our clients has been essential, throughout a time when we have been faced with so many challenges and uncertainly.  

One thing I can say for certain is that input from every single member of the team was valuable for the wellbeing of our client’s rehabilitation and providing vital support in the community.

This year will be a bit different with no Christmas party, therefore I have made a donation to the very special SuperJosh families on behalf of the company. Those families who are suffering will be offered therapy, so they have someone to speak to about the difficulties they face.  We do not want anyone to feel they have nowhere to turn during this time.

As we look forward to 2021, we have lots of new faces joining our team. I am sure you are as excited as I am to welcome them.

In January you will meet

 Jo-anne Webb.

Jo-anne is Senior lecturer and Directorate of Occupational Therapy at Salford University. She is passionate about occupational therapy and meeting individual’s needs to improve health and well-being.

She is a highly skilled and professional team member, an innovative problem solver and offers a range of skills established through working with adults and children with physical disability.

Hannah Cook

Hannah was the clinical team leader of an acute medical Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy team. She was responsible for the continued development of multidisciplinary team working, pastoral care, supervision, appraisal, and professional and service development initiatives in relation to quality improvement.

Hannah has a special interest in Ayres’ Sensory Integration and will commence study for an MSc in Sensory Integration in January 2021.

Samuel Kenworthy

Samuel is a passionate Occupational Therapist who is keen to bring his vast experience to his role at Rehabilitation for Independence, keen to expand his knowledge and support the development and clinical expertise of the team.

Our new starters bring a huge about of skills and experience to team. This is great news for us and our clients. I hope you will be joining me in making them all feel very welcome.

Please allow me to extend my appreciation to each and every one of you for the valuable contributions you bring to both Rehabilitation and Support for Independence.

Working with so many talented individuals and seeing such great results in various multi-disciplinary teams this past year has been a pleasure. Your commitment and dedication has not faltered and I feel proud to be working alongside so many of you providing vital life changing services to our clients.

May I offer my best wishes and happiness to you and your families. Have a wonderful Christmas filled with wonderful things as we all look forward to a successful 2021.

Please note the office hours have changed over the holidays



Thursday 24th December (Christmas eve)

9:00 to 15.30

Friday 25th December (Christmas day)


Monday 28th December


Tuesday 29th December

10.00 to 16.00

Wednesday 30th December

10.00 to 16.00

Thursday 31st December

10.00 to 15.00

Friday 01st January



Yours Sincerely,

Mark Rybczynski

Clinical Director