Our Staff

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“A few of the Summerheath Road Staff.”

The staff are carefully selected on their abilities to adapt to the needs of the individuals in residence, their experience, qualifications, and commitment to the on-going success and growth of the staff team.

The staff all complete comprehensive inductions prior to working with the young adults, and are trained in Gentle Teaching, Autism and P.R.I.C.E as soon as practically possible. All our staff are supported in attaining their NVQ Level 3, and the majority of the staff either have, or are in the process of achieving, their award. As a company we are committed to the ongoing training and development of our team, and support staff through regular supervision.

The founder of the company, James Edwards,(above) has been working with young people with disabilities since 1990, and has experience in private, charity and social services establishments. He attained a vast degree of knowledge and training in the management of challenging behaviour, and has trained directly under the supervision of Dan Hobbs, a Guru of “Gentle Teaching”. After gaining knowledge and experience as home manager in a 17-bedded unit, he decided to enable more individualised care by creating smaller environments. We are fully registered with CQC.