A leading provider of community-based social care, Radis Community Care, has appointed two new senior members to its Supported Living Services.
Radis has a number of Supported Living Services across England and Wales, which support people with a range of needs, including physical and learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions to maximise their independence and lead the lives they choose.
Jayne Watkins, who has recently joined Radis community care as head of supported living services, will be responsible for developing existing services and forming new partnerships with commissioners, housing providers and other partners to source suitable housing for clients and provide them with the support they need to meet their individual needs, goals and aspirations.
She said: “Supported Living gives individuals the opportunity to have choice and control about where they live, who they live with and how their support will look regardless of the level of support they may need.
“I am really excited to work together with my Radis colleagues to grow and develop some innovative, bespoke supported living, and transform the lives of people with disabilities.”
Radis Community Care has also welcomed Cheryl Kumar as operations manager to its Supported Living Services.
She will lead on Radis’ response to the Transforming Care programme – an NHS initiative which is all about improving health and care services so that more people can move out of hospital settings and live within the community with the right support.
She commented: “Before joining Radis, I had several years’ experience of managing and developing domiciliary care and supported living services with a focus on forensic provision for other care providers, but I also have close family members living with challenging needs and behaviours, so leading on this work is very personal to me.”
Ms Kumar will be leading a specialist team within Radis, offering people with complex learning difficulties, autism, behaviours of concerns and mental health conditions, the enhanced intensive support that they need, taking into consideration the new challenges they may face reintegrating into the community.