BRANCH MANAGERS

Alison Dickson

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

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.



Sandra Vitty

Specialist Care Services

Sandra Vitty


Sandra has more than two decades of care experience, primarily from working in private care home environments. Prior to joining Helping Hands as manager in April 2018, Sandra held various positions in the sector – including care assistant and senior care team leader. She is also familiar with care management roles, having worked in deputy manager and registered manager roles.  Sandra has managed and supported staff in the effective delivery of elderly care, learning disability services and complex mental health units.



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