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Housing With Support

Jayne Knight

Jayne Knight

Jayne Knight is the founder of the You Know site. This was set up following her despair in constantly seeing the lack of available, practical information for people who need care, their families, other carers, and professionals  leading often to poor decision making and services. She has had a history of working in the public and voluntary sector for the last 35 years. Following an early career in the Department ...

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Gail Ranford

Gail Ranford

My name is Gail Ranford. I was born at the end of the 1950’s and my brother Gerard was born 2 years previously. He was my mum and dad’s firstborn and the people in charge at the hospital told them in the most awful way to forget about him. They said he was a "mongol" and they should go home and forget they ever had him. Thank God they didn’t listen. And so it all began……. I watched my ...

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Jane Byford

Jane Byford

Jane Byford has worked all her working life in the care sector. She started in residential and nursing care and eventually qualified as a manager with a registered 5 qualification with Ling Trust. Since those days she has been one of the major hands on managers with many people coming out of assessment and treatment units, providing hands on help and support and getting people back into the community. Jane is highly respected ...

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Kay Caldwell

Kay Caldwell

I have worked in social housing for thirty years and am currently housing director for an Essex housing association. In the past  I have also been a voluntary board member on two housing association boards. My aim is to provide the right homes for the right people in the right places.  This sounds simple but it gets complicated  when people who don't understand how social housing works get involved (this ...

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Karen Saville

Karen Saville

Gav and Karen,  experts in nothing but experience of lots. Gav and Karen have both previously worked in Adult Social Care and have tried to change the system from the inside.  We have experience in negotiating and managing the journey through adult care to health including continuing health care. This includes using and managing a direct payment using a personal budget within adult social care and we now manage ...

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Mark McGoogan

Mark McGoogan

Principal Housing Disability & Social Investment Consultants Ltd - An independent consultant & Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years experience successfully navigating the housing systems in the public, private and independent sectors; I am delighted to volunteer to support the work of the YOU KNOW network. Mark began his career in surveying, moving through  banking and finally on to a variety of senior housing ...

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Anna Feeley

Anna Feeley

I have 17 years’ experience of supporting people with learning disabilities, older people and people with mental health problems, working both within private and statutory organisations.  I am a highly motivated, strongminded person with recognised work experience within and around successful corporate structures and an excellent blend of qualifications. I have vast knowledge of Person- Centred practices ...

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