Peter has worked within the health and social care sector for the past 10 years. He passionately believes in quality, specialist care provision and enhancing the lives of all people supported by Tracscare. Peter joined from Voyage Care where he was Acquisitions and Strategy Director. Previously Peter held senior roles with KPMG, where he worked within the Healthcare team.
Quality and Service Director
Sue is a mental health nurse and with over twenty years experience in providing quality services with clinical understanding for adults with mental health, ABI, learning disability and Autistic backgrounds. Sue has experience of one-to-one counselling and leading therapeutic group work.
Sue is well respected by our staff and the people we support, due to her strength, knowledge and approachability. She is known for her person-centred focus and ‘rolling her sleeves up’ or making time for a one to one chats with individuals in our care or staff.
Chief Financial Officer
Richard is a chartered accountant with a broad range of financial, commercial and operational experience having previously worked at senior levels in both professional services and industry. Richard has an in depth knowledge of the social care sector having previously worked at Voyage Care, where he was responsible for new business development and estate strategy.
Sabrina has 20 years’ experience across a variety of industry sectors. She has worked in the Social Care sector for the last 7 years. Her previous roles in social care include being the Commercial and HR Director for Embrace Group and Marketing Director for Craegmoor.
At Tracscare, Sabrina is responsible for HR, Marketing and Projects. She is incredibly passionate about empowering employees to provide excellent care and support whilst also enabling the people we support to live their lives to the full and as independently as possible.
Director of Supported Living South
Helen has worked in the social care sector for over thirty years in a wide variety of roles and settings ranging from Commissioning Manager in the statutory sector to Operations Director in the private sector to Support Worker for a small national charity.
Helen began her career in health and social care as a radiographer at Worcester Royal Infirmary before moving into general nursing. After a period commissioning care for adults with learning disabilities and associated complex behaviours , Helen then moved into provider services and has remained in this sector ever since.
Helen has a passion for providing high quality, person centred support aimed at promoting and maximising each individual’s independence and strives to ensure that these values are reflected in all aspects of her work.
Director of Supported Living North
Ryan has worked within the social care sector for over 14 years within charitable, third sector and private organisations. Within this time he has undertaken a range of roles from support work through to senior operational management. With experience spanning Supported Living, Residential and Nursing settings, he is passionate about delivering services that enable individuals to maximise their potential.
Ryan’s quality focus and person centred approach helped secure the first CQC ‘Outstanding’ rating to be received by a Supported Living provider in the North West of England in 2016.
Director of Residential Services
Karen has worked within the Health and Social Care sector for over 25 years, 20 of those years have been spent here at Tracscare. Karen oversees the development of new services within her Region and has a passion for delivering positive outcomes for the people we support and is equally passionate about the development of the people who work with us.
She has a proven track record of successfully fast-tracking managers through the Tracscare fastrac management scheme and is supported by a dedicated, enthusiastic team of Area Operations Managers. Her motto is keep smiling and we can achieve anything.
Mark has 20 years’ experience across the building sector, 10 years of which has been within social care. He has proven track record in estates and facilities management and is committed to providing excellent environments for the people we support.
Mark has an indepth knowledge of the social care sector having previously worked at Four Seasons, The Huntercombe Group and Embrace. Mark has experience of estates provision for services supporting people with Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, older persons and children services, Autism and acquired brain injury.
I have worked in the Nursing Profession for more than forty years, in both public and private sectors having held Senior Managerial positions for more than thirty years.
My experience has included clinical, operational, managerial, commissioning and inspecting roles in services which have included older persons care, acute mental health and rehabilitation, all levels of secure services (up to and including HM Prison Department), women’s services, developmental disabilities and acquired brain injury services .
I am passionate about building teams that deliver the highest standards of care and support for the people who use our services whilst ensuring that the patient is central in everything we do .
I am committed to ensuring that Milton Park Therapeutic Campus continues to develop and build upon it’s strengths as a leading provider of services for people who require specialist care and support .
Dr Walter Owino
Medical Director / Consultant Psychiatrist
I knew I wanted to be a psychiatrist from when I first entered medical school. It struck me as the field of medicine that was about people most vulnerable in the society. My first voluntary job when I was still a medical student was with children with severe brain damage and multiple disabilities including severe epilepsy.
My career development in care followed the typical NHS postgraduate training in psychiatry and ultimately I chose to specialise in the field neuro developmental disabilities including learning disability.
What makes a good day for me when we have been able to achieve good outcomes in care without compromising the safety or welfare of any service user or staff-member.
Head of Therapeutic Services, Clinical Psychologist
Tiago Pinto is a Clinical Psychologist who graduated in Portugal in 2001. Tiago completed his clinical training in different services such as outpatients units for children with behavioural and mental health problems, adults with addiction problems and adults with enduring mental health problems.
Since moving into the U.K, Tiago established his practice on a variety of settings such as CAMHS, social services, Learning Disabilities teams, outreach and children’s challenging behaviour teams, medium secure hospitals for adults with forensic and acute mental health problems.
He believes there is still a need to raise more awareness to supporting Adults with autism and consider therapeutic interventions to improve people’s lives and outcomes.
Deputy General Manager at Milton Park Therapeutic Campus
How did you get into a career in care: Throughout my schooling and social clubs I had had contact with people with Learning Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health needs. When looking at A-Levels I chose psychology and sociology as two of my subjects which further peaked my interest in working with people and working for better quality and outcomes. I took a brief break after my A-levels and it was then that I realised it was a career in Nursing that was for me.
Professional role models (who and why): I had an excellent mentor for a large chunk of my student nursing who was very experienced in various different fields of Learning Disability nursing. I am pleased to still be in contact to this day.
What motivates you: Making a positive impact on people’s pathway through care and working with the team to support patients labelled as ‘difficult’.
Sue was trained as a teacher, working in mainstream and special education for 25 years. Sue specialised in the field of Autism and worked for an Autism charity running their learning and professional development department. She engaged in further study and research and had a number of articles and her first book (co-authored with an individual with Autism) published.
Sue came into the social care sector eight years ago as an Autism Advisor and in that time has co-authored three more books with different individuals with Autism, the latest being on choice and control. Sue believes passionately that understanding Autism makes a real difference to staff practice and to the lives of those with Autism we support. It is individuals with Autism we need to learn from and they make good teachers if we listen carefully.
Service Development and Compliance Manager
Amanda has worked within Tracscare for 20 years; starting as a support worker and progressing through a variety of roles within the Company, giving her an understanding and appreciation of the challenges and requirements of supporting people with complex needs. Amanda is committed to people and quality and passionate about continuous improvement; she led the Company to Investors in People Silver award in 2013 and has since become an accredited internal assessor.
Head of Learning and Development
Kelly is passionate about Learning and Development and is committed to improving the service provided to both staff and the people we support. Kelly has worked in a variety of roles in the Further Education sector. Most recently, with responsibility for training in a range of public and private sector environments with a specialism in Leadership and Management.
Clinical Team Leader West Region
Maggie is a mental health nurse with substantial experience in ward based and community based psychiatric care also acquired brain injury and management of complex health conditions.
She has been involved in many best interest treatment decisions and has learnt to progress these cases despite the complex multidisciplinary issues and out of county liaison necessary with care teams. Maggie has worked with Tracscare for nearly six years and has addressed some complex cognitive needs for the people we support. She works with Lucy with regard to Positive Steps group, where we aim to meet cognitive needs for individuals we support with an ABI.
Clinical Team Leader East Region
Adam is a Learning Disability nurse by background, but has spent the last ten years working with the complex cognitive and behavioural needs of individuals with mental health, ASD and acquired brain injury. He has substantial experience in community and community based multidisciplinary work and management of complex health conditions. Adam is a trained counsellor and undertakes focussed one-to-one therapeutic work with individuals when appropriate. He has undertaken post qualification training in complex risk management. He is trained in the positive principles of studio three behavioural management techniques.
Trained in the positive principles of studio three behavioural management techniques. Ben uses mindfulness based practices for anxiety disorders, anger management and attentional disorders. Ben’s role is to work collaboratively with staff teams to develop and review positive behaviour support plans. This work will involve working alongside the team to support individuals at times of challenge or crisis. Ben is trained to undertake B-BAT assessment (Brief Behavioural Assessment Tool).
Simon has a wealth of experience having worked in Tracscare for fourteen years.
Trained in the positive principles of studio three behavioural management techniques. Uses mindfulness based practices for anxiety disorders, anger management and attentional disorders. Simon’s role is to work collaboratively with staff teams to develop and review positive behaviour support plans. This work will involve working alongside the team to support individuals at times of challenge or crisis. Simon is trained to undertake B-BAT assessment (Brief Behavioural Assessment Tool).
Clinical Support Nurse
Eleanor is a Mental Health Nurse, working within our clinical team and nurse led services. Eleanor has primarily worked in community settings and has a lot of experience working with individuals with personality disorder and psychosis in particular. Eleanor also has experience of using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.