Mrs Sam Dawson
I have worked in the social care setting for over 20 years, including Adult Social Care for 15 years. I am passionate about delivering a high-quality service to each individual, meeting their aspirations and needs and developing the service to be flexible through a highly qualified dedicated team. My aim is to develop a strong brand by ensuring that minimum operational standards are being met, coupled with inspiring best practice, focusing on performance and quality. I am also responsible for monitoring compliance with the Registered Manager against legislation and involved with other local forums in developing care practices within this area. I am very proud to lead my team of dedicated compassionate support workers and look forward to the future challenges within the changing environment and needs of clients.
James has worked with Crossroads since 2008 as a support worker, during which time he has developed his skills to become a Care Co-Ordinator in 2012.
James is responsible for assessing each individual, ensuring the care plan is person-centred to meet their specific needs.
I started my career working a in children’s social case team. Moving into the police and working as an officer in the Bradford child protection team for 20 years. I then took a break and travelled with my family for a year and since my return I have worked in both the statutory and voluntary sector holding case loads. I managed a regional team as a Service Manager for Supported Living provider, for people with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health. I then moved to Carefree which then progressed to a transfer to Carers’ Resource.
My passion is working with people to help them make their lives better.
I qualified as a general nurse in 1986 and worked for the NHS in both acute and community settings for a number of years. More recently I have worked in the private care sector as a registered manager. I enjoy the diversity of my role. No two days are ever the same! I believe that everyone with care needs has the right to be treated with respect, dignity and given choices around the care they wish to receive. I love meeting our clients and supporting our team to deliver the best care possible.