I have worked in the social care sector for 18 years, nine of them specialising in the provision of services for people with a learning disability.
Prior to that my background has been very varied from working in the Benefits Agency headquarters, to presenting political asylum cases in court for the Home Office. Working for a housing association as their supported housing manager provided my route into a more direct care and support role.
I came to Voyage care in 2012 as part of the amalgamation of the Solor Care Group. Originally I oversaw a combination of small residential services and a few supported living services, however, since the recent change in shape of our supported living services to the Metro structure I now lead the South region with all things Metro, with 26 Supported living services across Hampshire and Dorset. In addition I also oversee 2 residential homes in Dorset, one of which is an autism Specialist and complex needs service working towards accreditation with the National Autistic society.
I am married with 2 grown up children and have the great pleasure of living on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire where I enjoy being outdoors either running or walking the dog.