Meet the Management

Ruth Jennings, Executive Director of Care

Ruth has worked in Social Housing for over 30 years, predominantly within Care and Support services.
Her wealth of experience includes the management of registered services as well as leading the development of strategy. She has delivered a variety of commissioned and non-commissioned services ranging from registered personal care for older people, and those with complex physical disabilities, to housing related support for people experiencing domestic violence and homelessness, including asylum seekers and people experiencing mental ill health.

Jan Paterson, Head of Care and Support

Jan leads the organisations Regulated Care operations, with responsibility for services in Supported Living, Nursing and Extra Care and is accountable for the strategic delivery and development of outstanding care and support services.

Jan has experience of working in care at various levels in Senior management position for Older People Services, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, Residential Care, Extra Care, Supported Living, Assisted Living and Domiciliary Care.

"I am looking forward to working and meeting with you all as and when I can and when it is safe to do so. I am sure that there are some challenges for us all but I believe we will achieve great things together".

Tom Whittaker, Operations Manager, Community & Engagement

Tom has extensive experience in supporting people with learning difficulties. As Operations Manager for Community & Engagement, Tom job focuses on engaging residents who have learning difficulties or physical disabilities, and consulting with them on topics such as the accessibility of our housing or future services we can develop which will enable independence.

Andrew Humberstone, Head of Specialist Housing

Andrew leads our Housing Team ensuring that the people we support are happy in their home and responsible for identifying innovate housing solutions to meet people's needs.

"emh care & support are on an exciting journey with their housing development which includes building 3 new Extra Care in the next 5 years and I am proud to be leading the team during this phase of our Business Plan".

Laura Holmes, Head of Quality & Compliance

Laura leads on the development of quality systems, initiatives and processes to help ensure the delivery of consistently high standards of outcome based services for the people that we support.