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SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

David 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.



Sandra Vitty

Manager, 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.



Sharon king

Head of Specialist Care Services

Sharon King


Sharon has strong leadership and management skills, backed by a wealth of experience in the care sector, particularly in care management.  She has held various roles, including support manager, registered manager and regional manager. She joined Helping Hands in March 2018 to head-up the Specialist Care Services team. In her role, Sharon is responsible for the management and delivery of all specialist care services and is passionate about delivering first class standards of care.



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