17 February 2010

New Head of Supported Living

Newcross is delighted to announce the appointment of Karen Wilkinson as Head of Supported Living and Homecare to our senior management team.

Karen joined Newcross in December 2009 and has over 25 years experience in the Social Care sector, working with older people, learning and physical disabilities, mental health and autism in a variety of setting that include Residential, Supported Living and Domiciliary Care services.

Karen specialised in the management of behaviours that challenged and played a lead role in developing effective management strategies and safe working practices.  Karen was a Physical Intervention instructor for Somerset Social Services and a CPI Instructor within a number of private sector organisations.

Karen is passionate about training and believes that effective training produces a qualified skilled workforce to deliver high quality services. Karen has written and delivered training courses. Her qualifications are RMA, NVQ 4 in Care, A1 Assessor, ISO 9001 Foundation and Internal Auditors and CPI approved instructor.

Karen's appointment means that we can continue to grow and expand both our homecare and supported living services across the South West and then across the UK. To find out how Newcross can support your supported living or homecare needs, please call 01803 867800.