Meet the staff
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AMANDA GOVER

Company Director

Qualifications:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Health & Social Care

  • Theory into Practice Diploma (Edinburgh Napier University)

  • Equine Management Diploma (Sparsholt College)

 

Amanda has over 25 years experience in the use of Applied Behaviour Analysis. Amanda manages all aspects of Stuarts House Day Care and Supported Living.

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GRAHAM JORDAN

Operations Manager

Qualifications:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Health & Social Care

  • NEBS Diploma in Management

 

Graham brings a wealth of managerial and leadership experience from a 25-year military career, working closely with Amanda on all managerial matters.  With 14 years as a Heating and plumbing engineer, he is responsible for all operational aspects at the farm and supported living. 

Graham is a keen horseman, golfer and carpenter, and brings practical skills to our service to target and enhance our service users ability in sport and carpentry.

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JENNA

ASC Support Therapist / Animal Supervisor

Qualifications:  BHS Stage 3

                     National Diploma in Horse Management

Jenna is our small animal expert, leading the staff team to target and maintain the best animal husbandry care skill to our clients. 

Jenna has many years experience of riding and instructing and is a keen photographer.

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EMILY

ASC Support Therapist

Qualifications: Currently training in ABA with SHC

Emily is a clear communicator, calm under pressure with a flexible approach.   Emily’s experience in support work, animal management and retail, brings exciting prospect to the company.   Emily is instrumental in management to all areas in the company, from classroom to generalization of skills.

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GARY

General Maintenance Carpenter/ASC Support Therapist

Qualifications: Multi-Skilled -  Carpentry,  Gardening, Landscaping,  plumbling, building, office management, vehicle care, customer services & animal care.

Always smiling! Gary’s management experience and range of skills means he’s always in demand at SHC!  Gary runs the workshop at the farm helping our service users gain carpentry skills through projects and hands-on work experience skills.  Gary looks after SHC properties carrying out general maintenance work.   

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DAVID

Sports Support Therapist

Qualifications: Level 3 Personal Trainer

David has over 5 years' experience in the sport and fitness, working closely with service users in need for a structured/incremental fitness program.    From initial assessment and setting achievable fitness targets David makes a huge impact; reducing stress, increasing fitness happiness and well-being.   Working with Amanda and Emily using ABA technique and his organisation skills David develops programs achieving great outcome. 

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STEVE

Sports Support Therapist

Qualifications:  Exercise Referral Instructor Level 3

                     Lower Back Pain Instructor Level 4

                     Cardiac Rehabilitation Instructor Level 4

                     Suspension Training, Kettlebell and Foam Roller Instructor

                     Core Fitness Education Multi Skills Coach Level 2

                     Football Coach, F.A, Level 1

                     Team Teach Positive Behaviour Management Level 2

                     First aider/CPR qualified

Steve recently joined SHC and works closely with David developing fitness and well-being programs working closely with service users in need for a structured/incremental fitness regime.   Steve brings not only extensive sports knowledge but also experience in working with vulnerable individuals forming a   team with David, Amanda and Emily using ABA technique developing fitness programs to achieved the best outcome we can!

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KAREN

ASC Therapist

Qualifications: BHSAI (British Horse Society’s Assistant Instructor)

                    Fitness Instructor

Karen brings a wide range of talent,  experienced in care,  she teaches exercise to music, riding, cooking and gardening.   

 

Running her own local Hospitality Business.  Karen is a keen walker and likes to Ski and read.

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EMMA

ASC Support Therapist

Qualifications: Psychology graduate

Emma’s cheerful, calm demeanor is much appreciated at SHC.  Emma psychology knowledge background makes her as excellent ASC support  therapist.   Now in the UK Emma’s experience includes supporting charities/ & training new employees for across Australia.

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ELA

ASC Support Therapist

Qualifications: Currently studying - Open University

Ella works in our supported living provision assisting in life skills and overnight support.  Ella is passionate about care and self development, using all her experience and enthusiasm to achieve the best she can.

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DEE

Marketing / IT 

Dee has over 20 years experience in Marketing & IT.  Responsible for all IT and marketing, she also works closely with Amanda on general admin and HR requirements.  With a family member with autism, Dee also brings autism knowledge and a passion to help others in our service.