Senior Management Team

Julie manages the HR team for Care in Mind, in her role she is responsible for employee resourcing, employee relations, employee engagement, policy development and the overall HR strategy for the business.

Julie joined Care in Mind in May 2016.  She has over 15 years generalist HR experience working at roles within the NHS, not for profit charity and private sector.  Julie has extensive experience working within Employee Relations for the NHS and has worked with local authorities and schools to develop and implement safer recruitment practices.  Julie has a passion for staff engagement and has worked with several organisations to help them to achieve Investors In People status and develop reward and recognition schemes.

Julie’s educational qualifications include a degree in Sociology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (CIPD).

In her spare time Julie likes to travel and is passionate about Turkey.  She also enjoys going for country walks and eating out in the vast array of restaurants Manchester has to offer.

Ann joined us officially in 2015, although she had been a supporting training and audit consultant for us since 2009.

Ann has a wide range of experience in quality systems gained in the pharmaceutical industry and subsequently in secure mental health services in both adult and CAMHS services.  She has brought this depth of knowledge to support the development of our systems here at Care in Mind.

Ann has expanded her role to encompass all aspects of compliance, including the structured management and control of our staff training systems, as well as supporting the development of CQC Champions, who are responsible for delivering a monthly audit programme within each of our care homes.

In 1969 she was a member of a choir that sang on Songs of Praise, broadcast from the De La Salle teacher training college in Middleton, in a church that is replica of the  Catholic Cathedral in Liverpool.  In 1970 she played the Pirate King in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance.  As she attended an all-girls Grammar School, all the male parts were played by girls.  In 1974 whilst working for a Courtauld’s Cotton Mill, she was voted “Cotton Queen”.  She attended the national finals in London and received a new outfit as her prize.

James has worked in various finance roles for the past 10 years in a number of different sectors but much of his experience is in Financial Services and Healthcare.

James has specialised in the implantation of finance systems, streamlining, process development and economising expenditure.

As Finance Manager at Care in Mind, James takes overall responsibility for the financial operations of Care in Mind.  This ranges from our day-to-day financial operations to involvement in strategic development and expansion projects.

James also takes the lead for the IT infrastructure for Care in Mind, working closely with a third party to implement new systems that keep Care in Mind’s systems up-to-date and secure.

James is a former kart racing driver.  At the age of 16 he was ranked 7th in Britain in his class and he was national endurance champion in high school.  He was a drummer and has parasailed twice from Babadag Mountain in Turkey, from a  height of 6500ft.

Janet has worked for Care in Mind for the last 3 years, having previously had wide experience in inpatient CAMHS.  Janet joined Care in Mind as the Registered Manager for the first of our residential homes, Lyndhurst in West Yorkshire.  Subsequently, she has become Residential Development Manager for the organisation, taking a lead in the operational aspects of growth within our residential service.  Janet leads on identifying new properties across the country, ensuring that all necessary regulatory and building requirements are met prior to opening and takes a role in the recruitment of staff for new services.

Janet is an extremely organised person, shares a birthplace with Peter Kay and loves fast cars.

Dr Louise Atkin did her undergraduate and postgraduate training in Manchester and has worked as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist within the NHS in Greater Manchester and also in the Republic of Ireland.  Her interest in young people with complex needs and attachment difficulties has more recently led her to take up her post within Care in Mind.  She provides psychiatric care for all the young people as part of our multi-disciplinary team, undertakes assessments and is clinical lead for health matters within the organisation.

She loves riding, was into punk as a teenager and is scared of heights.

Rebecca has worked in residential care for 12 years, with young people from various backgrounds.  She started out her working life as a support worker and have slowly made her way into management.  Rebecca has been in a management role for around five years now, starting work with Care in Mind in 2016 and is now the Residential Services Manager.

Rebecca has an old campervan and loves camping,  she is scared of horror films and is a Gleek – loves a bit of Glee when she has time to watch TV.

Lauren joined Care in Mind in June 2018 and started her career within the social care sector 14 years ago as a Support Worker. She has been in various management positions for the last 12 years, working with a range of service users including young people, adults, complex needs, mental health, learning disabilities and older people with dementia.  Lauren has been in the role of Service Manager for the last four years and has wide experience of working in residential services, care homes and non-registered services. Lauren has a passion for exceptional quality of care and auditing processes with measurable outcomes and wishes to ensure we are thriving to working towards achieving outstanding in all domains.

Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and eating out at a wide range of restaurants although can be quite picky with food. One thing that people don’t know about Lauren is she is unable to swim.

Amy is our Partnership Development Manager, working as part of our Business Development Team. She works closely with Julie, Director of Business Development, managing customer relationships, contracts and communication and overseeing referral processes and marketing.

Amy joined Care in Mind in October 2018. She has over ten years’ experience working in the health and social care sector having most recently worked for one of the UK’s largest independent mental health providers. Her experience covers inpatient and residential services across several service lines including mental health rehabilitation, personality disorder, acute/PICU, secure, CAMHS, and autism. Amy is passionate about developing positive relationships with key stakeholders in the NHS and Local Authorities. She also believes ensuring meaningful service user involvement in development and improvement plans is key in service delivery and ensuring young people are cared for in the best and least restrictive way.

In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, good food and city breaks. She once skied off a mountain with a parachute – an experience not to be repeated any time soon!