Chesterfield-based care provider, Heathcotes Group, has appointed Tim Elliott as Regional Manager for its supported living services in Yorkshire and Humberside.
Heathcotes Group is one of the UK’s most experienced providers of specialist care for adults with learning disabilities and complex mental health needs. Tim joined Heathcotes’ supported living management team in February 2019 and has played an important part in the regional development of the company’s supported living for service users who no longer require full-time residential care.
Highly experienced in working with adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs, Tim has also managed supported living and community support services in previous positions at The Wilf Ward Family Trust and the Avalon Group. In his new role, Tim will oversee operations in support of four general managers across five services in Wakefield, Bradford, Grimsby, Rotherham and Leeds. The accommodation enables individuals to make a progressive step down from a hospital or residential setting to a self-contained environment that benefits from the availability of support 24/7.
“I will be working with the general managers to maintain the quality of our existing services to the highest standard. Earlier this year, we completed our largest supported living development, offering eight new apartments in Leeds which have been widely praised by care professionals, families and commissioning groups. It has become a very successful model of care provision and I will be working with Heathcotes’ Director of Business Development, Natalia Lysiuk, to expand our unique supported living portfolio across the organisation.
“Heathcotes’ supported living services are a separate model of care to our core residential services, but together they form part of a full care pathway, from full-time care to semi-independent living. Our support packages are tailor-made for each service user, focusing on encouraging and empowering them to recognise their self-identity and develop their independence. We support individuals who have progressed through their care pathway, but we also support individuals who require a single-person service due to their complexity and inability to live with others.”
With expertise in providing living environments that closely resemble typical family homes, Heathcotes Group currently has 72 services nationwide. The company offers a wide range of specialist support for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, autism, Down Syndrome, learning disabilities, personality disorders, physical disabilities, Prader-Willi Syndrome, sensory impairments, speech difficulties and severe epilepsy.