Experts in specialist interventions wherever and whenever they are needed
We have a number of experts who work with individuals in any of our services who may require complex and specialist interventions. These experts are involved right from the start of an individual’s journey with us, giving them the extra support they need and delivering specialist staff training to manage behaviour that may be considered challenging.
Our Positive Behaviour Intervention team provide tailored provide tailored Positive Behaviour Support and a person-centred, values based approach which; recognises the connection between behaviour and communication, responds to the purpose behind the behaviour, recognises that everyone has unique strengths and talents and supports the view that complex behaviour does not need to limit people’s lives. The focus for the team is on positive outcomes for every individual we support, no matter what their challenges to ensure they have a good quality of life.
We also have our PWS Outreach team who are experts on the rare genetic condition Prader-Willi Syndrome. They share their knowledge and expertise of this condition and ensure the individuals who live within one of our PWS services are supported appropriately to suit their needs, this may mean training for staff, supporting service managers and giving advice, guidance and support wherever it is needed.
Meet our Positive Behaviour Intervention team
The team build strong relationships, not only with all our services and the colleagues who work within them, but also with the individuals we support and their families. Practitioners work across different geographical regions and respective services wherever they are needed, bringing their wealth of knowledge and experience to help shape individualised person-centred plans.
Meet our PWS Outreach Team
“We’re effective because we listen to, and understand, the people we support, helping them to turn their wishes and goals into opportunities and achievements – and an all-round better quality of life.”
PWS Strategic Lead
I’ve worked in social care since 1986 when I began my career as a Care Assistant. I progressed to Senior Care Assistant and then management roles supporting people with learning disabilities, many of whom were also living with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS).
As PWS Strategic Lead for Consensus I support teams to efficiently and effectively provide support to those with PWS, whether in a PWS or a specific service or one of our services for people with learning disabilities and autism. Our aim is to enable the people we support to lead a valued, fulfilled and in PWS terms, a healthy life whilst at the same time maximising their independence and supporting them to achieve their full potential within the inherent limitations of the syndrome. I provide expert PWS advice and information across the business to improve the overall service we deliver, whilst endeavouring to ensure we remain the UK’s leading provider of PWS services. I also act as the interface between Consensus Gretton and the PWS Association (PWSA), Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR) and its various associates, plus various medical, scientific and research professionals in the UK and further afield.
Outside of work I… enjoy family time, walking our dog, eating out, playing golf, music, politics, film and TV.
“I cherish that I am in a position to make a positive and tangible difference to the lives of people with Prader-Willi Syndrome.”
PWS Strategic Lead
I have been with Consensus since 1983 starting my Career at Consensus Gretton as the Catering Manager. Since then, I have had many roles within the company, including Registered Manager and Head of Strategy and Operations.
Since 2018 I have been providing operational and strategic direction for the services supporting people with Prader-Willi Syndrome. As PWS Strategic Lead for Consensus I support teams to efficiently and effectively provide support to those with PWS. I work closely with other colleagues within the business ensuring that the people that we support are afforded opportunities to maximise their potential, whilst ensuring that the inherent limitations of the syndrome are supported and managed effectively.
There are many rewards to this role but knowing that you have played a key role in prolonging a person’s life is truly the best!
Outside of work I… enjoy getting together with friends and family, cooking, swimming, gardening, knitting, embroidery and going on holidays to the Greek Islands.