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.
Positive Behavioural Lead
Ian has been employed by Aspirations since their acquisition of Trimar Care where he was employed since April 2006. Ian at first was a support worker but through hard work and application of skills quickly progressed through the company. Ian always enjoyed working with the more complex and challenging clients and found that this work was both rewarding and interesting. In December 2010 Ian was promoted to a deputy manager overseeing several services within the adult north west division. In August 2012 Ian was asked to attend a train the trainers course in Positive Behaviour Management. Through regular training days and researching what the course entailed Ian was promoted to the role of PBM manager where he currently sits within the quality team of Aspirations. This role enables Ian to oversee the delivery of PBM training and investigating services where there are a concerning level of incidents.
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.