General & Membership Enquiries
To find out more about joining GCPA, or information on our membership and on Social Care in Gloucestershire to help those considering social care for themselves or a relative, please contact Justine Bennett at:
GCPA, C/O Cleeve Link Ltd, Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham, GL52 3PW
Tel: 01242 662056
Company Number: 7841236
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I have been working in the care industry for 15 years, starting as a domiciliary care worker in Warwickshire I then developed my career by achieving my NEBS management award which enabled me to become a care coordinator for a domiciliary care company. In 2001 I moved to Gloucester and took up the post as registered manager. I have since undertaken various roles within that company including Human Resource Manager, Operations Manager and Business Development Manager. I am intending to become the Registered Manager of Cleeve Link. I have various qualifications including RMA and NVQ 4 in Health and Social care. My specialism is in Dom Care and I am the Chair of the GCPA.
Dave qualified as a Registered General Nurse (Level 1) in the April of 1991, but before this and as a student nurse he became a founder member of the ‘Pain control/assessment on the Ophthalmology Ward at Gloucester Royal Hospital where he stayed for 12 months waiting for a post to become available on the Trauma and Orthopaedic Unit at the same hospital. During this time he also registered with St. Vincent’s Nursing Agency as an agency nurse where he regularly attended shifts on behalf of the organisation as a charge nurse in a variety of elderly care nursing homes (some registered as E.M.I. Units) within the county of Gloucestershire. This in turn gave him experience and insight into the day to day nurse management of elderly care homes.
In 1992, Dave gained his post on the Trauma & Orthopaedic ward at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital where he practised and developed his role as a staff nurse. Also during this post, he gained his post-registration qualification being E.N.B.931 – ‘The Continuing Care of the Dying Patient and the Family’ in January 1996.
Dave left the employ of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in May 1996 and took post as Nurse Manager at Northleach Court (under the Blanchworth Care Group) until December 1996, he then moved to Cowley Manor (under the Blanchworth Care Group) until June 1997. Both of these homes were dual registered E.M.I. Units within which he progressed his elderly care experience. In June/July 1997, he took post with St. Vincent’s Nursing Agency (now known as St. Vincent’s Care) as General Nurse Manager and has been in post since, overseeing all of the organisation’s operations.
Diane is the Home Manager for Horsfall House in Minchinhamption.
Chris is the Chief Executive at the Stroud Court Community Trust, he is our Learning Disability Representative, Chris is a specilialist in Autism. Chris attends the LD Sub Groups meetings with the GCC.
My day job is Executive Director at Stroud Court Community Trust, and independent charitable trust providing a range of services for people with autistic spectrum conditions and complex behaviours
Visiting Lecturer and Regional Tutor for the under-graduate, graduate and post-graduate Autism (Adults) and Web Autism Programmes of Study at the University of Birmingham
Board member of the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER), Birmingham University School of Education Autism Services Accreditation Programme Panel Member, sitting as part of a multidisciplinary panel considering Accreditation Review reports, and where appropriate, awarding formal accredited status to member services on behalf of the National Autistic Society
Gareth is the Chief Executive Officer of the Orchard Trust which is a registered charity for adults with Learning Disabilities in the Forest of Dean. Gareth has 26 years experience in Social Care and qualified as RNLD in 1990 and NVQ Level 4 in 2001. Gareth has worked in a managerial capacity for Mencap, National Star College and Leonard CheshireDisability.
Harrison Clark Rickerbys
Louise is a Partner working in the Commercial Property Department, and leader of the Healthcare Sector Team. She advises and assists clients on the acquisition and disposal of properties within the health and care market. Louise has also worked on refinancing property for the purposes of expansion to the business, or extension to the current property. Louise has worked with both start up companies and going concerns and has a good experience of dealing with issues particular to the health and care market, whether it be regulatory compliance or financial and business structures. Louise has good links and working relationships with banks and often acts for them in relation to secured loans and other property matters. This familiarity with lenders' funding requirements makes the transaction proceed quickly and efficiently. Louise also has good ties with expert surveyors, valuers, accountants and other professionals in the sector.
Non Voting Board Member
Barclays Bank are platinum sponsors of the Association. Neil attends the Board Meetings and advises on Banking issues.
First City Nursing
Marketing & Administration Co-ordinator for the GCPA
Justine joined the GCPA in November 2009 and works behind the scenes preparing and coordinating the running of the GCPA offices on the Cleeve Link premises. Justine is available to support members (this service is free of charge) and works in partnership with the Quality Assurance Programme. She is able to deliver packages to members in relation to Risk Assessment, Audits and Mapping Evidence. Justine is also able to assist with the implementation of Provider Compliance Assessments as well as speaking with CQC on behalf of members. Please get in touch if you require assistance.
You are free to contact using the above contact points. We would recommend you email us email@example.com or ring me on 01242 662056.
When contacting us, please provide full details of your request or enquiry, stating which media the information will be needed for, along with broadcast or publication date. Please clearly state your name, address, telephone number and email, along with your deadline.
If you are wish to take photographs or film social care provision/service delivery you can email firstname.lastname@example.org we will do our best to help. Alternatively, you are always free to contact any of our members directly. Please remember that we must always respect the privacy of the vulnerable people we work with as well as that of our members and their staff. It may therefore not be possible to help you at short notice.