I have over 20 years’ experience of working in children’s services mainly within disability in operational front-line delivery to strategic management and leadership roles in the voluntary and local authority sectors.
My career has included work in a residential home supporting adults with learning difficulties and in education supporting children with special educational needs. I have also worked for a large children’s charity as a family support worker and later as a childcare coordinator supporting children and young people with additional and complex needs. In my most recent role I worked for a local authority as the short breaks and transformation manager leading on a number of projects, including the introduction of personal budgets for children with disabilities. My main responsibility in this role was to oversee the providers commissioned within the short breaks programme ensuring that they were providing safe, effective person centred support for individuals and their families.
In my new role with Caremark my aim will be to ensure that the highest standards of care are delivered to all service users, providing a safe and caring service. I am passionate about ensuring that support for individuals is person centred, so I aim to embed this approach within the team.
I feel privileged to be joining a truly caring and professional local care provider and look forward to working with Stephanie and Helan who I know are committed to providing the best possible care and support for all their clients.