Meet the team

Both Managing Directors are registered Managers with CQC and have undertaken enhanced DBS and ensure that our CPD is up to date (including knowledge and training) to ensure that we are equip for our management role. As Safeguarding leads we can ensure the health, safety and welfare of our service users and staff.

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Liz Wells

Liz Wells first qualified as a nurse in Leicestershire specialising in heart and thoracic but then focused her work with learning disabilities; managing both residential care homes and day services. Before setting up WHM Work Connections Liz managed day services in Melton Mowbray and in Market Harborough for over 12 years for the local County Council.

Other relevant training includes;

  • Advanced Management in Care (equivalent to NVQ4)- Leicester College
  • Introductory certificate in First Line management Level 3 ILM
  • Preliminary certificate in Residential Care
  • NVQ Assessor D32, D33 and A1
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Helen Sedgwick

Helen Sedgwick qualified with a Bsc Psychology degree in 2007. Prior to setting up WHM Work Connections Helen worked for the local Authority firstly within day services for adults with learning disabilities and then moving to the Adult Social Care Social Work Teams to assess, commission and review care packages for people living within Leicestershire.

Other relevant training includes;

  • Managing people
  • Leadership Management in Social Care
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Services

Our staff team is made up of caring, creative and enthusiastic individuals who are very experienced in the social care sector but all have identified areas of expertise to ensure that people using our services have the best possible support.

Our staff team is made up of caring, creative and enthusiastic individuals who are very experienced in the social care sector but all have identified areas of expertise to ensure that people using our services have the best possible support.

Management Team

Nick Spriggs

MANAGER

Nick oversees the daily running of the WHM Work Connections services.
Working closely with the Company Directors, Nick ensures that a high quality person-centred support service is maintained.
Nick has previously worked for the local authority and is highly experienced running various services for adults with learning disabilities including both day care, residential and supported living.

Nick is highly knowledgeable in Safeguarding Adults and is WHM Work Connections lead in this area.

Annette Topley

CARE COORDINATOR

Responsible for ensuring all health and social needs for every individual using our service. Our Care coordinator liaises with the local authority and health services to ensure a holistic approach to care provision is achieved

Polly Staniforth- Walker

WORK SKILLS COORDINATOR

Responsible for workmate and staff training needs. Seeking to find new and exciting training opportunities for all workmates and to ensure that individuals are reaching their learning potentials. Polly also supports individuals into the world of work. Seeking, organising and monitoring work placements in the local and wider community.

Leonie Parry-Jones

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE COORDINATOR

Responsible for supporting the development and sustainability of numerous social enterprises. In doing so providing opportuntiies for individuals to gain skills, work experience and a profit share. The Enterprise Coordinator also supports the running of Countryside Enterprises CIC a service user led company that oversees all enterprises and with the application of grants.

Emma Shelton

Fairfields Coordinator

Responsible for coordinating our Fairfield's Skills Centre located in Queniborough. This smaller farm based service provides similar opportunities to that provided at Greenfields Skills Centre, with a slightly different focus. The Fairfields Coordinator oversees a range of varied and exciting opportunities whilst ensuring that the higher support needs of the individuals attending continue to be met.