With nearly 30 years of experience in the health and social care sector, Mike is dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of people with a learning disability and other specialist support needs. His career began as a care assistant in a private residential home, laying the foundations for his passion for empowering the independence of those requiring support.
Mike's journey led him to the public sector, where he progressed through operational management roles and later ventured into social care procurement for a Local Authority and NHS Learning Disabilities Lead Commissioning Partnership. During this time, he played a key role in driving system change and market development, acting as a vital interface between health and social care commissioners and the provider sector.
In 2006, Mike transitioned back into the private sector, where he spent 13 years working for a leading provider of support and accommodation for individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs. As Development and Partnerships Director, Mike excelled in creating collaborative partnerships with commissioners and individuals to design and deliver innovative and outcome-focused support solutions. His expertise and dedication were recognised through collaborations with ADASS (Association of Directors of Adult Social Services) to publish a think piece on residential care and supported living. Additionally, he contributed to the LGA (Local Government Association) Transforming Care program, supporting the Peer Review process.
In 2019, Mike joined National Care Group as the Commercial Director, assuming a vital role in the organisation's growth and success. He prioritises the development of sustainable and quality-driven relationships with commissioners and the individuals who utilise National Care Group's services. By thoroughly understanding their needs and expectations, Mike ensures that solutions are tailored to deliver on both national and local priorities. His strategic approach and focus on delivering exceptional service have solidified National Care Group's position as a trusted partner in the sector.