Meet the Team

OUR SUPPORT TEAM

Gareth Groves

Gareth Groves

Registered Centre Manager

Background

I have worked in Social Care for over 20 years, supporting both children and adults with complex needs and physical/learning disabilities

Why I chose the Centre

I was drawn to the Service being a short break respite centre which has given me new experiences and the opportunity to support and work with a larger number of individuals and their families

My Biggest Achievement

Personally would be my son and daughter

Professionally would be gaining my Level IV Diploma and Registration with CQC

How would I describe myself in 3 words

Passionate, Supportive and Determined

Alison Spary-Hawthorn

Alison Spary-Hawthorn

Team Leader

Background

I have spent 25+ years working in the Care Sector, working with young people and the elderly with complex needs, dementia and mental health issues

Why I chose the Centre

At the time I wanted to work with young people and children with complex needs

My biggest Achievement

Getting a young person to overcome their fear of boats and the water

How would I describe myself in 3 words

Enthusiastic, caring and fun.

OUR FUNDRAISING TEAM

We have a dedicated team of Fundraisers who also lead a group of fundraising volunteers, willing to support the work to raise publicity, funds and the profile of the Chiltern Centre.

VOLUNTEERS

We are very proud of the long term commitment our Volunteers give us at the Chiltern Centre.
Some of our volunteers received care from the Chiltern Centre themselves in the past.
They act as positive role models to the young people currently in our care.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES