Fiona

Fiona

What you do at COT?
Head of Care
Choose three words to describe yourself
Dedicated, inspirational, compassionate.
Describe what you might do in an average day at COT
Although a strategic manager within care, day to day I am working with people with a learning disability. I am often having to react to difficult situations, so it can be hard to plan your week. However being part of a great care team enables me to concentrate on working with local authorities and commissioners which is particularly important in these current times when all areas of public monies are being squeezed. As the Nominated person, under CQC (Care Quality Commission) regulations, I take overall responsibility for all of our registered locations. Along with a colleague of mine I also deliver Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA) to our staff and volunteers.
Have you got a funny tale or an achievement from your time at COT you'd like to share?
One of the biggest achievements, not only for the Trust but for me personally, was initiating, project managing and taking the lead for creating our first supported living house (Warren Mews). The project was service user led and communication was clear and transparent. The project was successfully completed within 18 months. COT has continued to build on this success by opening up 3 other houses to offer users of our services their own tenancy.