I am Mary Owen and I have been working in the care sector for over 30 years. I have a background in the learning disability sector and I have over 15 years of experience in managerment.
I have managed multiple services, including Turnstone Support in Windsor, where I was involved in the deregistration programme. I have also completed my 'Train the Trainer' course, emergency first aid training, safe guarding level 1 and chairing disciplinary meetings.
I have spent 3 years as a unit manager at Merlwood Nursing Home for palliative and nursing residential care. I have also worked at Lynwood Care Centre for 17 months as an Assistant Care Centre Manager. Services at the centre included nursing, residential and dementia care, and I was very involved in the Dementia Cafés.
One of my most notable personal achievements was running a lecture on learning disabilities at Surrey University to around 200 nursing students.