Daved Harrison

Managing director

David Harrison

David has many years’ experience working within the care sector, driving change and improvement programmes. He’s a finance professional with more than 15 years’ experience in leadership roles. He leads by example via a collaborative approach to engage, motivate and encourage others.

Deb Elliot

Clinical nurse lead

Deb Elliot

Deb has a wealth of care experience, primarily gained in the NHS. A registered nurse with over 38 years’ experience, she qualified in 1981 at Hexham General Hospital and spent most of her working life working in primary care. She joined Helping Hands in July 2015 in the role of Clinical Lead responsible for exercising professional leadership and direction for all carers and staff.

Alison Dickson

Branch manager – East Northumberland

Alison Dickson

Alison has worked in the care sector for almost 30 years, having worked her way up from a care worker in Helping Hands to become a team manager for the Cramlington area, and progressing to branch manager in 2017. She prides herself on delivering a care service that is well led, exceeds regulatory standards and is highly personalised and responsive.

Nicola Taylor

Branch manager – West Northumberland

Nicola Taylor

Nicola has always worked in health and social care and has held various positions including care assistant, care coordinator, assistant branch manager and then registered branch manager. “I was once told the standards you walk by are the standards you accept” and this is something she lives by, ensuring service users, staff and office team members have a caring, safe, and effective service.

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Head of HR and staff development

Amber Bays

Amber joined the organisation in 2016 after working as a HR professional within various other industries. She has a proven track record of successful delivery of a range of large and multifaceted projects including recruitment and selection, on-boarding, performance management, training development, and benefits through to the management of sensitive employment relations cases.

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