Trustees & Staff

 

Worked for Coca-Cola Company (10 years) in the Philippines prior to a successful teaching career (10 years). Worked in Dubai for 5 years in HR before coming to the UK. Have worked in several care homes and supported living as carer-support role with people with learning disabilities and the elderly. Completed comprehensive Care Training programme and City College Norwich Qualifications Level 2. Attended Mental Health First Aid Course and Emergency First Aid at Work.

Jess Holland, ACT Operations Manager. Worked for Coca-Cola Company (10 years) in the Philippines prior to a successful teaching career (10 years). Worked in Dubai for 5 years in HR before coming to the UK. Have worked in several care homes and supported living as carer-support worker with people with learning disabilities and the elderly. Completed Masters Degree and comprehensive Care Training programme, City College Norwich Qualifications Level 2 on Personal Care Assistant Course.  Attended Mental Health First Aid Course and Emergency First Aid at Work.  Jess just recently finished her Level 3 Diploma Course in Health & Social Care.

Sarah lives in Aylsham and is a Registered Mental Health Nurse, who has worked within the NHS mainly in the field of Dementia Care for many years. She has come to ACT from her most recent role of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Coordinator for the Norfolk Dementia Care Academy, where she was involved in training, promoting and supporting Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST ), a therapy for people with mild to moderate dementia, within the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust. She has been involved in other aspects of Dementia training and has recently been part of an 18mth research trial for University College London as an unblinded researcher, training and supporting Carers to deliver ‘individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy’ to the people they care for. Sarah aims to continue her CST work here at ACT and to promote and expand the other activities on offer at ACT for people with Dementia and their carers in Aylsham and the surrounding area. Sarah is also running training sessions at ACT on ‘Understanding Dementia’ and an ‘Introduction to CST’ workshop. Please phone ACT or email her on sarah@aylshamcaretrust.com for further information.

Sarah Purdy. Dementia Development Services Manager. Sarah lives in Aylsham and is a Registered Mental Health Nurse, who has worked within the NHS mainly in the field of Dementia Care for many years. She has come to ACT from her most recent role of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Coordinator for the Norfolk Dementia Care Academy, where she was involved in training, promoting and supporting Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST ), a therapy for people with mild to moderate dementia, within the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust. She has been involved in other aspects of Dementia training and has recently been part of an 18mth research trial for University College London as an unblinded researcher, training and supporting Carers to deliver ‘individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy’ to the people they care for.

Hayley Browne, Support Worker. Have had wide experience of supporting people especially those affected by Dementia. Holds an NVQ Level 2 and  Level 3 Diploma Course in Health and Social Care.

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