Vranch House is a centre for the treatment of over 2,000 outpatients with physical difficulties, a provider of various therapies throughout Devon and an independent Day School in Exeter for children with significant physical difficulties.

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Last updated: 17/07/2024

Janelle Penfold

Janelle Penfold

I qualified as an occupational therapist in July 2000, having studied at Cardiff University. I originally started my career working in mental health on various psychiatric wards which I really enjoyed.

In 2002 I had the opportunity to specialise in Paediatrics which is an area I had always been keen to pursue. I joined the Vranch House team in 2012 where I worked until 2018. I have recently had two years experience working within an autism assessment team assessing and diagnosing young people which gave me a wealth of experience and an opportunity to develop my knowledge.

I was extremely pleased to be given the chance to return to Vranch House in June 2020 as the lead occupational therapist, working in the outpatient service. I am fortunate that we have recently employed two new fantastic occupational therapists who will help me to cover both outpatients and Vranch House School.

I am thoroughly enjoying being back at Vranch House, it is a pleasure to work with a great team and with such a diverse mix of children and their families.

Janelle Penfold

Lead Occupational Therapist