Local teams committed to delivering the highest quality
Our Operations Team is structured to ensure best practice and compliance across the organisation and within our services. Our many services are spread across the UK. As a result, we’ve evolved a seamless structure that promotes effective and fast communication and action
The team is extremely proactive, getting to know the colleagues and individuals in all our services as well as the local commissioners and sector partners in their local areas. All our service and senior managers receive mandatory training in providing a truly person centred approach. This enables them to instil this approach into everything they do, enabling them to support individuals to explore their interests, develop their skills and make decisions about how they want their life to be.
“I’m passionate about maintaining the highest standards across our services to ensure they meet the needs and aspirations of the people we support.”
I’ve worked in the social care sector for two decades now, having started my career as a support worker. I greatly enjoy the challenges that the sector offers and I thrive on the opportunity to help transform lives.
I believe in getting to know an organisation from top to bottom, and maintaining a ‘hands on’ approach and attitude is vital for so many reasons, from understanding a team’s challenges to planning effectively for the future. I am an advocate of a seamless structure and effective communication across all our teams.
I believe that only then can we share best practice and learning as an organisation to give our very best to the people we support. I’m very proud of the many things we have supported people to achieve, and I’m proud of the people who work for Consensus. I’m delighted that our efforts and successes are being recognised nationally.
Outside of work I… play taxi to my three daughters, socialise with friends, play badminton or watch Celtic FC.
“It’s important to me that an organisation has a great value base. That’s why I chose to work at Consensus.”
Divisional Director – Midlands and North
I started as a support worker for a local authority day service in 2001 and quickly made the move into management before moving up the ranks.
As a senior manager I worked with commissioners across the East Midlands and East Anglia to remodel old services and develop new and innovative ones for people with a learning disability.
I’m passionate about the benefits that effective leadership can bring, and I’ve completed a Masters degree in Business Administration as well as the Advanced Leadership and Management programme at Henley Business School.
Outside of work I… love spending time with my wife and three children. I’m mad about sport and the outdoors and I like to combine the two if I can, with long distance walks and runs.
I’m also a FA-qualified football coach and manage a junior football team.
“I joined Consensus for its passion to support people to achieve the best possible lives. When I met the team, I thought ‘this is somewhere I can belong’. I knew I could use my skills, knowledge and experience to make a positive difference.”
Divisional Director – East of England & London
I started out as a carer in an older people’s residential home, caring for those who were living with dementia. I soon realised that I wanted to work with people with more complex needs, particularly individuals who were finding it a challenge to get the support they needed. It wasn’t long before I made the switch to working in social care for people with learning disabilities.
I’ve spent three decades in this sector: as a Support Worker, a Registered Manager, and I’ve had regional and national operational roles and I’ve been a Managing Director.
Before joining Consensus in 2018, I worked for another provider as deputy director of learning disability & autism services covering London and the South East. I relish the chance to grow services to better support people with complex needs. I also enjoy helping individuals and colleagues to grow and develop.
Outside of work I… love spending time with my husband and three grown up children, we have two beautiful dogs called Finn and Logan and I also have a passion for horse riding and photography.
Katy Preedy Operational Lead – South, South West and Wales
“I love to be innovative and creative when finding solutions for people. I want to support them to have the best possible experience and life.”
I’ve always worked in social care: I started off as a support worker, supporting adults with complex mental health issues stepping down from secure hospital environments.
I became a senior support worker and then a manager and specialised in moving people out of hospitals into their own homes, building bespoke packages of care and support. I’ve managed a 200-person ‘floating’ support service for people in their own tenancies and an eight bed residential service in Ebbw vale, which was converted to a supported living scheme.
I’ve been with Consensus since 2012 and the best part of my role is spending time with colleagues and the people who live in our services. I love the family feel of Consensus.
Outside of work I… love to spend time with my babies – my two Yorkshire terriers, Dave and Roxy.