Ian joined Southdown in January 2018 as an Operations Manager overseeing services that form part of the East Sussex Community Network. Ian has worked in the social care sector for 10 years holding a number of different front line and management roles working with people with mental health challenges and people experiencing street homelessness.
Before coming to Southdown Ian spent three years managing a specialist service in Hove for people living with personality disorder and has been able to share the expertise and knowledge he gained to help establish the Thinking Well personality disorder service in East Sussex for Southdown. Ian has a strong interest in developing resilient services and staff teams that can in turn help improve the resilience of individuals facing challenges in their lives.
Ian says: “Being able to develop and improve services that provide opportunities for people to build their lives as they want to, makes me feel privileged and proud. I enjoy being able to work in a way that values the skills and diversity that clients bring to the services they engage with and that provides real opportunities for clients to use and build on those skills.”