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.
PWS Strategic Lead
“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 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.
PWS Strategic Lead
“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 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.
Meet 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.