Meet the Team…
I am privileged to be the Managing Director of Casicare Holistic Approaches and working in partnerships with wonderful staff team and services users who are all unique.
I have over 30 years’ experience in Health & Social care and I am a registered mental health nurse.
I have the same passion and motivation today as when I first began my career in the Health & Social Care sector and strive to ensure that every young person reaches their true potential.
I have a range of teaching mentoring and education qualifications alongside therapeutic skills.
Whilst I am more involved in the planning of the business and future of our organisation, I have always maintained my core values and understanding of what is needed in this young people’s service.
I am the Service Director of Casicare Holistic Approaches.
I have humble roots of starting my profession in a children’s home setting, working my way into management and supported living schemes.
With all my passion and motivation I consider every young person is worth investing in. I would not be as successful as I am today without that vision in mind.
My experience has been backed by over 20 years sound academic learning and acknowledging the importance of education, wellbeing and mentorship which in turn I want every young person to access and reach their full potential within a nurturing supportive environment from the staff team at Casicare. I would like every young person to learn and grow into adulthood.
As Service Director I can develop & steer the organisation and encompass my passion and commitment to young people knowing every life matters.
I also love the challenge of day to day management and the opportunities created to be unique & innovative in our ‘Believe and Achieve’ campaign, particularly the programme of sports, engagement with young people, in a positive structured manner setting boundaries and routines.
I am Service Manager of Casicare Holistic Approaches and pride myself on being involved in the day to day management of a vibrant, diverse and unique sense for young people.
I thrive on the ability to be creative and adapt to the needs of our young people in a culture that always learn, accept and work with a diverse workforce.
I have an open management style inviting my team to challenge the way in which we work and believe I can only do this with every staff member being part of the Casicare Vision for Excellence.
I have over 10 years’ experience in field and operational youth works before being led into management where I can influence and develop the staff team help reach their ambitions and potential.
My unique skills lie in the ability to anticipate the needs of young people, work closely with the staff team as to how we can enhance the service and then lead by example. I am also aware of calculated risk taking and striving for independence.
I passionately believe the link between good mental and physical health is paramount to our young peoples wellbeing and push my own personal limits to demonstrate everyone can achieve more in life and to take every opportunity available whilst with us at Casicare Holistic Approaches.
All of our staff
We pride ourselves on all of our staff being qualified or working towards a minimum QCF Level 3 Children and Young People in Residential. All staff undertake Safeguarding / Exploitation training, Awareness of Mental Health training and Understanding Autism training…
All staff are fire Marshall, First Aid and MAPA trained
Management are IOSH trained – Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
Our staff team consists of:
- Team Leaders
- Senior Project Workers
- Project Workers
- Sports and Wellbeing Manager
- Qualified Gym instructors and Sports Coaches
- Active Minds Education Co-Ordinator
- ESOL Teacher
- In house MAPA instructor – The Management of Actual or Potential Aggression – (crisis intervention)