Welcome Thomas!

By August 19, 2021News

As we continue our journey towards CQC accreditation, we have recently recruited a Registered Manager. Thomas Naughton has already been with us for a couple of weeks; but for those of you who haven’t yet had the chance to meet him, here he is…

My name is Thomas Naughton and I am very excited to have joined Pioneering Independence as a Registered Manager.

Allow me to tell you a little bit about myself.  I am originally from Cambridge where I first volunteered for a mental health charity while I was completing my psychology degree.  I progressed on to work in a college but soon decided I wanted to work within the care sector on a full-time basis.  This resulted in me becoming a support worker.  I gained great satisfaction from seeing the difference my colleagues and I had on the people we supported.  Having worked in several different services throughout Cornwall and Devon I was given the opportunity to lead my own teams.  I specialised in supporting people who required additional behavioural support, leading to me becoming a trainer in positive behaviour support and management.  In addition to training staff, I also completed my management qualifications.  This was key to me developing my management skills and style.  I have since proceeded to develop services and support quality development within services as a registered manager.  The services I have overseen include supported living, enabling, domiciliary and residential services as a registered manager.

My aim within the role is to support the organisations at all levels with the great work we are currently doing.  In addition to this I aim to support the establishment of regulated services.  This will offer new opportunities for us as an organisation to grow in new directions.  I am excited about working for Pioneering Independence and look forward to working for the people we support.