Regional Manager | North West
Nicky, who originally trained as a mental health nurse, has 22 years’ experience within the health and social care sector. As well as working in supported community living and domiciliary services Nicky has spent 10 years of her career specialising in; acquired brain injury, deafness within a forensic setting and managing mental health, autism and learning disability inpatient services. Nicky also underwent training several years ago to enable her to teach challenging behaviour management which included an adapted course for conflict management in forensic deaf services.
Regional Manager | East Midlands
After several years in the travel industry Julie commenced a new career in health and social care. Julie worked in the NHS for fifteen years supporting individuals with a learning disability and/or mental health diagnosis. Julie continued to support the individuals during their transition from NHS care into supported living. Julie took on the role of a Registered Manager within Aspirations and was promoted to Regional Manager. Julie has developed her knowledge and skills and now also supports individuals with a forensic history. Julie oversees the Midlands division and ensures that all the individuals supported receive a high quality service. Julie also ensures that her staff are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake their roles and have ongoing support. Julie is committed to enabling empowerment for the individuals supported.
Regional Manager | Kent and Sussex
Lisa Career in the social sector started 11 years ago when she went to work for People to People, as a senior support worker, managing the Kent County Council Supporting People contract. Lisa progressed to a Service Manger of a designated area before becoming a Registered Manager in September 2012. Lisa has supported individuals with mental health and learning difficulties promoting their independence and enabling them to live successfully in the community, across the South East and she is passionate about delivering person centred care packages to all the individuals her and her team support. In addition Lisa strives to support and encourage her team with their continued professional development through training, supervision, skill and knowledge sharing. In April 2015, Lisa became the Head of Service for Kent and Sussex.
Regional Manager | South West
Chelsi’s career in the Health and Social Care Sector has not just been a job but rather a vocation. From a young age Chelsi knew that she wanted to look after the more vulnerable members of the community and help them reach their true potential; so upon leaving school she enrolled at her local college and completed Health and Social Care Level 3 and got her first job as a support worker. Her dedication to her role and the people she supported saw her climb the career ladder very quickly indeed. In 3 years Chelsi went from being a support worker to being given the post as the Registered Manager of the supported living service she worked at.
Chelsi then took a Trouble Shooting Manager’s role within a residential setting. The home she was sent to had been given a closure notice by CQC but ever one for a challenge, she set about with the team turning things around. By the time Chelsi had finished the home then went on to receive a good rating! This then led to a further promotion to Regional Manager. In 2016 Chelsi decided she wanted to go back to working in supported living services and joined Aspirations Care Limited as the Registered Manager of the South West Region. Once again her passion for wanting the individuals her team supported to reach their full potential and her steadfast approach to positive risk taking, did not go unnoticed and earlier this year she was made the regions Regional Manager.
Naomi joined Aspirations in June 2016 having previously worked for local authorities and a number of specialist learning disability providers. Naomi has a Masters of Education in Autism and a wealth of experience helping staff teams supporting people with autism to think in a more ‘autism-intelligent’ way. Naomi is passionate about outcomes for people with autism. She works closely with the quality team and operations to ensure her training, tools and resources and individual referral work has the most beneficial impact possible.