Michelle started her career as a Domiciliary Carer for the elderly and quickly progressed to managing a residential setting for individuals with profound and multiple disabilities, including Physical and Learning Disabilities. Michelle established Hand in Hands in 2011 with the aim of providing high quality support services to make a difference to the lives of local families and enable individuals to reach their full potential.
Foto has over 15 years experience supporting individuals with Learning Disabilities. Foto joined Hand in Hands in 2012 as a Support Worker and has progressed over the years to his current role as Service Manager.
Clair has over 20 years experience in working with individuals with Learning Disabilities. Clair started her career as a Teaching Assistant at a school for children with complex, severe and profound Learning Difficulties before undertaking the role of Team Leader with a private organisation. Clair joined Hand in Hands in 2013 in her current role as Service Manager for Supported Living Services.
Mark has over 20 years experience supporting individuals with Learning Disabilities. Mark worked as a Teaching Assistant at a special needs school for several years before moving into the role of Team Leader with a local organisation. Mark joined Hand in Hands in 2012 as a Senior Support Worker and was soon promoted to his current role as Service Manager for Supported Living Services.
Chris has over 30 years experience in working in adult Social Care, including residential adult care, day centres and Learning Disabilities. Chris then spent several years training Social Care staff before joining Hand in Hands in 2018 as the Training and Compliance Manager.
Working on the frontline alongside the Senior Management Team, Hand in Hands currently employ approximately 60 Support Staff and agency staff are never used as we believe consistency in support is paramount.
All staff complete the Nationally Recognised Care Certificate and are trained in mandatory subjects to ensure current competence to enable them to meet the needs of the individuals we support, for example, Epilepsy Awareness and Management, Autism, Managing Challenging Behaviour, Medication and First Aid.
All staff hold or are working towards Level 2 qualifications, as a minimum, in Health and Social Care.