Consensus Gretton has grown to be the world’s single largest provider of support and accommodation services for individual’s with Prader-Willi Syndrome. (PWS) Our team are highly experienced and knowledgeable in PWS and its unique characteristics and ensure every individual has a bespoke, personalised support plan. We understand the difficult realities commissioners of care face with ever increasing pressure on budgets and finance and equally the vital part families play in finding the right care and support for their loved ones with PWS. We continually challenge ourselves so we don’t compromise on delivering the highest standard of support for people with PWS who live in our services. Our Managers and their support teams receive regular training to ensure they’re up to date on the latest legislation, guidance and safeguarding training and take advantage of ongoing training opportunities to develop their careers.
Prader-Willi Syndrome Liaison Officer
“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.”
I’ve worked in social care since 1986 when I began my career as a care assistant. I progressed to senior carer and then management roles supporting people with learning disabilities, many of whom were also living with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS).
As part of the Consensus Gretton team I help to support the more complex and challenging placements and am actively involved in the PWS Outreach Support Team, working alongside Kathryn to support Service Managers to deliver the very best outcomes for people with PWS.
I act as the interface between Consensus Gretton and the PWS Association (PWSA) and its various associates, plus medical professionals in the UK and further afield.
Outside of work I…enjoy family time, playing golf, music, politics, film and TV.
Head of PWS Outreach Support
“I cherish that I am in a position to make a positive and tangible difference to the lives of people with Prader-Willi Syndrome.”
I’ve been with the company since the early 1980’s and actually started at Consensus Gretton as Catering Manager and then became General Manager in 1997.
In 2011, I became Head of Strategy and Operations providing operational and strategic direction for the PWS specialist services, ensuring the very highest level of support for individual’s bespoke needs.
In 2018, I became Head of PWS Outreach Support, across the whole of Consensus. Mine is a truly diverse role – no two days are the same, where I give direction and support to our Service Managers on how best to support individuals with PWS who live in the homes they run. I share my knowledge and expertise of PWS and give advice, guidance training and support wherever it is needed across the organisation.
Outside of work I…spend time with my family, visit the theatre and dream of holidays in the Greek islands.
Gail is one of Consensus’ longest serving employees commencing her career with Consensus Gretton in 1982. Gail has worked in a variety of roles and was the first person in the UK to manage a PWS service when Parvale House opened in 1997. As Operations Manager, Gail oversees six of our twelve PWS services across the country, ensuring they operate efficiently and effectively and to the highest standards.
Our PWS Services Managers
We have 12 services located in Northamptonshire, Peterborough, Dunblane and Essex. The majority of our services offer a residential setting and we have a supported living service in Essex.
Our Positive Behaviour Intervention Team
From a range of backgrounds in health and social care the team bring decades of experience in supporting people who display behaviours which others might find challenging, including those associated with PWS.