Born 1983, qualifications: QCF Level 5 in Health and Social Care, ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring, BA Hons- Fire Art UWCN I’m currently the Services Manager for the areas of Newport, Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen for the National Autistic Society. I oversee Registered Managers in Residential Care, Day opportunities and community services. I have strengths in performance management, recruitment and quality monitoring. I’m motivated by seeing people move on in their lives to gain independence and make their own decisions. Achievements to date include developing from scratch an outreach service to support over 50 individuals in the community. This involved recruiting, training and mentoring a team which is now 20 strong with a robust business model and staffing structure. I have also recently opened a day Centre in Newport which aims to develop the skills of people with autism. This involved working with various stakeholders to bring together the skills required to make this happen.